What does “losing ground” imply for food, water and energy security?
Explore with us the role that soils play in the Water, Energy & Food Security Nexus, and how soils interact with other natural resources. Let us reflect upon the key issues deliberated during the individual Dialogue Sessions in the afternoon. Thread Ambassadors will provide insights on the outcomes of the Dialogue Sessions to the plenary.

Moderator
Dr. Manfred Konukiewitz, Board member of the Green Climate Fund

Speakers
Ania Grobicki, Executive Sectretary, Global Water Partnership (Sweden)
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard F. J. Hüttl, Scientific Executive Director, GFZ – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, German Research Centre for Geosciences (Germany)
Dr. Alok Adholeya, Director Biotechnology and Bioresources Division, TERI – The Energy and Resources Institute (India)
Dr. Lothar Hövelmann, Director Topic Centre Agriculture, DLG – German Agricultural Society (Germany)
Yaya Adisa Olaitan Olaniran, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the Rome-based UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture (FAO, WFP, IFAD) (tbc)

Thread Ambassadors
Ambassador “Material Cycles”
Rattan Lal, Director Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University (United States); member of the Global Soil Forum Steering Committee

Ambassador “Sustainable Land Management & Soil Engineering”
Liesl Denise Wiese, Researcher, ARC-ISCW – Agricultural Reserach Council – Institute for Soil, Climate and Water (South Africa)

Ambassador “International Soil Policy and Sustainable Development Goals”
Ephraim Nkonya, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI – International Food Policy Research Institute (United States)

Ambassador “Responsible Land Governance”
Dr. Joan Cuka Kagwanja, Chief, African Land Policy Initiative – United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Kenya)

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