Against the backdrop of the food crisis the African continent is facing, Global Citizen has made a case for a global intervention to ensure that food is sustained in Africa.
According to recent reports by the Food and Agriculture Organization -FAO and the African Union -AU, an estimated 346 million people in Africa are affected by the food crisis.
The Global Citizen, in collaboration with Vanguard Media Limited, facilitated a session on Monday, 25th July to advance the conversation on how to proffer long-lasting solutions to the challenge of the food crisis in Africa.
Speaking at the session, Co-Founder and Chief Policy, Impact, and Government Affairs Officer for Global Citizen, Mick Sheldrick reported that Global Citizen is excited by its plans for the youths in Nigeria.
He disclosed that the body is aiming toward training and supporting more youths in West Africa and Nigeria, most especially to be able to create more opportunities for the people of the continent.
He added that the body is investing in priority areas such as healthcare, nutrition, and agriculture. Sheldrick also said that the Global Citizen, in two months, will be hosting a festival in Ghana to celebrate 20 years of the African Union.