This year, CGIAR are combining the outreach campaigns for World Food Day (16 Oct) and Prize (13 Oct), and the International Day of Rural Women (15 Oct) and Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct). You are invited to join the Q&A Twitter Chat next Wednesday, 12 October, on issues relating to reducing poverty, improving food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services.
What: Twitter Chat
When: Wednesday 12 October, 2016. 9am – 10 am ET (GMT -4). See more time zones
The Twitter chat will follow a question and answer style. @CGIAR will host the chat and ask a question every 10 minutes, allowing for responses and discussion after each question. Replies, follow up questions and multiple tweet answers are all encouraged. Each question will be numbered, and responses should include the answer number so as to indicate to which question you are responding. See the last Twitter Chat for more details on the format.
In addition to the #CGIARGoals hashtag, include any relevant hashtags, such as #RuralWomen, #WorldFoodDay, #WorldFoodPrize, #ZeroHunger, #EradicatePoverty, #GenderinAg in your responses.
A social media toolkit has been developed to help you share content via our social media channels.
To help you prepare your responses for the Twitter Chat the questions are outlined below, along with the time that the question will be tweeted by @CGIAR. Please forward the questions to colleagues who may be interested in joining the chat.
|9:02am||Q1: How can we sustainably increase food production in order to meet the demand of a growing population while enhancing our natural resources and ecosystem services? #CGIARGoals #WorldFoodDay #EradicatePoverty|
|9:12am||Q2: What incentives and policies are needed to improve gender parity for agriculture and rural livelihoods? #CGIARGoals #RuralWomen #GenderinAg|
|9:22am||Q3: How can we strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers to increase their incomes, improve food security and reduce poverty? #CGIARGoals #ZeroHunger|
|9:32am||Q4: How and with what technologies and innovations is the balance of power changing gender relations in agriculture? #CGIARGoals #RuralWomen #GenderinAg|
|9:42am||Q5: How can we shift the balance of power so that rural women are able to equally participate in agriculture and have better access to assets and resources? #CGIARGoals|
|9:52am||Q6: What are some ways can we address carbon emissions from our global food system and help small-scale farmers adapt to a changing climate? #CGIARGoals #WorldFoodDay|
Help promote the Twitter Chat
To help make the Twitter Chat as lively and engaging as possible, we need your help to promote and advertise! Below you’ll find a number of prepared Tweets that you can copy and paste and share with your followers, along with any of the visuals attached.
Join @CGIAR and partners for a Q&A Twitter Chat on Wednesday 12 October, 9-10am ET GMT-4 #CGIARGoals #WorldFoodDay #RuralWomen #ZeroHunger
Join the Q&A Twitter Chat, discussing #WorldFoodDay, #RuralWomen and #ZeroHunger with @CGIAR and partners. Follow: #CGIARGoals
#TwitterChat: Add your voice to the #CGIARGoals Q&A with @CGIAR and partners, discussing poverty reduction, gender parity and food security
We’ll be joining @CGIAR & partners for #WorldFoodDay, #RuralWomen & #EradicatePoverty Twitter Chat: Wed 12 October, 9am ET GMT-4 #CGIARGoals
Share your insights on reducing poverty, improving food security & adapting to a changing climate, with @CGIAR & partners #CGIARGoals
Passionate about food security, climate change adaptation or gender parity? Join @CGIAR and partners for a Q&A Twitter Chat #CGIARGoals