Criteria, Guidance & conditions

The following are the general Side Events Criteria, Guidance and Conditions:

  • Side events must be relevant to the AFS FORUM mandate and its programme of work.
  • All panels must be diverse with a particular emphasis on women and youth. We recommend that each side event panel must include a youth and/or women representation
  • Side events must reflect the AFS FORUM theme and shed light on how programs and activities can advance innovation and scale for Africa‚Äôs food systems
  • Side events should maximize interaction with a minimum of 30%-50% of the total time allocated for interaction with the audience. A maximum of 4 speakers per panel including moderators is recommended.
  • The partner should bring at least 3-4 partners from AFS Forum partners group or others external relevant partners to co create the side event.
  • The side event should be designed in a way that it provides solutions and answers to the challenges . Best practices and innovatives solutions to be showcased.
  • In the event that two or more side event applications are received on a similar theme, the organizers may be asked to merge their proposals. AFS FORUM stakeholders are requested to be flexible if this occurs.
  • Please note there will be limited slot availability for side events.
  • The AFS FORUM Secretariat will assign the time slots once selections are made.

Important Notes

  • If your application is accepted, you will be invited to submit a full concept note of your event to be published.
  • The Secretariat will list the side events in the program agenda. However, we do not guarantee attendance. Side event organizers are encouraged to promote their event.
  • Organizers may be required to meet additional costs for technical requirements. Once determined, the organizer will receive an invoice upon submission of this form to the Secretariat.
    All payments will be expected by July 30, 2024.
  • You will be required to have a rapporteur at your session and send the rapporteurs report to the Secretariat by the end of the day. This will enable the Secretariat to include your content on the AFS FORUM website and other collateral.
  • We will require you to share AFS FORUM survey link to all participants at your side event.

How to Apply:

We invite you to fill out the side events request form here