Overline: Webinar
Headline: Geopolitics of Global Fertilizer Supply Chains: Decarbonization and its Implications for Africa

The Research Institute for Sustainability Potsdam (RIFS) is pleased to announce the second installment in its webinar series, this time focusing on the decarbonization of the fertilizer industry and the consequent implications for the African continent.

Date: October 26th, 2023
Time: 15:30 - 17:00 CEST (9:30 - 11:00 EDT)

This session will explore the global trends in the decarbonization of the fertilizer industry, with a specific lens on the challenges and opportunities it presents for Africa. The structure of the webinar is as follows:

Keynote - Decarbonization of Fertilizer Supply Chains: Global Trends

  • Rupert Simons, Partner and Nature-Food-Team Leader, Systemiq

With a comment by Prof. Dr. Rainer Quitzow, Research Group Leader, RIFS Potsdam & Professor, Sustainability and Innovation, Technische Universität Berlin.

Follow-Up Discussion - Fertilizer Supply Chains in Africa: Decarbonization, Securitization and Green Industrial Development

  • Dr. Abay Kibrom, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Tassilo Scalera, Research Associate, RIFS Potsdam
  • Dr. Aya Adachi, Research Analyst, Mercator Institut for China Studies
  • Sebastian Nduva, Program Lead of AfricaFertilizer.org, IFDC

The session will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Margarita Balmaceda, Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and Affiliated Scholar at RIFS Potsdam

This webinar is part of the project "Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: Implications of an International Hydrogen Economy", generously funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, and the second edition of the series “Geopolitics of Fertilizer Supply Chains”.

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