Dear <<First Name>>

Thank you for your interest in the Press Briefing on the Open letter from Faith Leaders in Africa to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Press Briefing will be held tomorrow at 15h30 (SAST) on the 3 August 2021.

Join SAFCEI in partnership with Faith Leaders, Small-scale Farmers, Researchers, and Experts for a press briefing via Zoom – to hear about real-life examples of the negative impacts of the Industrial Agricultural model in Africa and the alternatives. This will be an opportunity to hear from people on the ground who practice socially inclusive and ethical farming. 

Event Details 

Date/Time: Tuesday 3 August 2021 from 15h30 – 17h00 (SAST)
Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 847 9805 2160
Passcode: 676670


  • Francesca de Gasparis (SAFCEI - Southern Africa);
  • Bishop Ishmael Mukuwanda (Bishop Emeritus of the Church of the Province of Central Africa - Zimbabwe)
  • Reverend Wellington Sibanda (Christian - South Africa);
  • Kirtanya Lutchminarayan (Hindu, SAFCEI Board Member - South Africa)
  • Busisiwe Mgangxela (Farmer - South Africa);
  • Celestine Otieno (Farmer - Kenya);
  • Anne Maina (Biodiversity and Biosafety Association of Kenya - Kenya);
  • Ange David Baimey (GRAIN – Ivory Coast)
  • Neth Daro (ETC Group – Philippines)

Detailed Agenda can be found here 

Click here to know more about the speakers 

READ the Open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from faith community representatives from Africa

Please share the invitation with interested partners.

The press conference will be live streamed on SAFCEI Facebook and YouTube.
Yours sincerely,
the SAFCEI team

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