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Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good

Event date: 
23 Nov 2020 - 07:00 to 24 Nov 2020 - 06:00

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. The 'Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good' event will be co-hosted by 13 organisations on November 23 and 24. The sessions are in support of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) and will seek to develop concrete, multi-stakeholder input into priorities, challenges, opportunities, and game-changing solutions.


Event objectives:

1. To agree on an initial set of bold actions & science-based principles to change the food system, to be adopted between now and the Summit. 

2. To identify an initial set of scalable, potential ‘game changer’ initiatives to achieve a sustainable food system; and to agree on the partnerships, funding and innovation hubs needed to implement these and accelerate their global scale-up in the run-up to the Summit. 

3. To create a global network of leaders at all levels to drive transformative change for sustainable food systems and involve the next generation.



Download the full two-day programme here.


Sessions spotlight (CET time zone):

Join the UNFSS Secretariat and leaders of the five Action Tracks in these sessions on November 23:

10:00 - 11:30

1. Mobilizing investment for Agri-entrepreneurs: do's and dont's

Hear from leaders and young entrepreneurs in the industry who will share their practical insights into searching, securing and maintaining investment in their businesses.

2. Food Systems in India and the way forward

The role of food systems is instrumental in ensuring India’s food security. This session will discuss new pathways of convergence that need to be in place as India works towards the SDGs.

Featuring: Martin Frick, Deputy to the UNFSS Special Envoy

11:30 - 12:45

3. Plenary: A Vision for Food Systems of the Future

Key stakeholders will discuss their vision for the future of the food system and set out the priorities which they would like food systems stakeholders to address.

Keynote speaker: Agnes Kalibata, UNFSS Special Envoy

13:15 - 14:30

4. Action Track 1: Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all

Host: GAIN - Addressing the plan for the progressive realization of the goals of Action Track 1, surfacing new ideas and innovation for action.

5. Action Track 2: Shifting to sustainable consumption patterns

Host: EAT Foundation - Exploring what actions can help reduce waste and improve nutrition, especially among the most vulnerable.

6. Role of SMEs in strengthening food systems and equitable livelihoods

Exploring what needs to be done for SMEa to develop and provide access to relevant, affordable financial solutions; support their growth and stability; and what are some of the innovations being adopted to strengthen their resilience to systemic shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic?

14:45 - 16:00

7. Action Track 3: Boosting nature-positive production at scale

Host: WWF International - Exploring end-to-end solutions along the food value chain that can reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon capture.

8. Action Track 4: Advancing equitable livelihoods

Host: CARE - Participants will examine food systems developments that can expand inclusion, create opportunities for decent work to eliminate poverty, and raise incomes across the food value chain.

9. Action Track 5: Building resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress

Host: ICCCAD - Hear of successful and scalable experiences and actionable solutions to enhance resilience that contribute to transforming food systems.

10. Our generation’s challenge: getting young people back into farming

Hear from young leaders who are working to breathe new life into the sector, protect farming and transform livelihoods.

18:00 - 19:00

11. Identifying, assessing and managing synergies and tradeoffs in food systems action

UNFSS Action Track leaders and other key stakeholders discuss their priorities and next steps, and how this event can contribute to preparing for successful Summit.

Featuring: Martin Frick, Deputy to the UNFSS Special Envoy


To register for the full event:

Event websitehttps://www.weforum.org/events/bold-actions-for-food-as-a-force-for-good-2020/programme   

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