INVITATION: FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 | panel discussion | Exploring complexity: Policy options for nutritious, affordable and sustainable diets for all

  • DATE

    13 October 2022

  • TIME

    15:00 - 16:30

  • VENUE

    Online

The University of Pretoria’s Unit of Academic Impact Hub for SDG 2 invites you to a panel discussion, ‘Exploring complexity: Policy options for nutritious, affordable and sustainable diets for all’, a side-event of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022.

On 12 October 2022, the world celebrates World Food Day, a day where we take stock of the ongoing challenges that affect global food security and join all those who are working towards ending global hunger. The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘Leave NO ONE behind’. The theme encapsulates the fact that there are millions of people who do not benefit from human development, innovation or economic growth. While enough food is produced globally to feed every single person, millions of people cannot afford a healthy diet, do not have access to safe, nutritious food, and are, therefore, at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition.

In celebration of World Food Day, the Food and Agricultural Organisation, together with the World Food Forum and the FAO Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum will be hosting the FAO Science and Innovation Forum from 17 to 21 October 2022.

In the lead-up to the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022, the Unit of Academic Impact Hub for SDG 2 will be hosting a side-event, a panel discussion entitled ‘Exploring complexity: Policy options for nutritious, affordable and sustainable diets for all.’

This panel discussion will explore the urgent actions necessary to address the current global food security situation in ways that simultaneously address the issues of affordability, nutrition and sustainability. Global experts will offer insight into the complexity of achieving these three components. A team of UN Academic Impact Hub leaders will explain how their SDG contributes to solving the challenge and the panel will debate the matter. Students from the Hubs will comment before the question-and-answer session.

 

Speakers

Dr Maximo Torero (FAO Chief Economist)

Prof Sheryl Hendriks (Professor and Head of Department for Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria and Lead for UN Academic Impact Hub for SDG2)

 

Panelists

Prof Padmini Murthy (Professor and Global Health Director NYMCSHSP, NYMC SDG 3 Hub Focal Point United Nations Academic Impact, Global Health Lead American Medical Women’s Association, 1st Vice President Global NGO Executive Committee and Chair International Health Section APHA)

Dr Jessica Jin (DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY and representative of UNAI Hub for SDG16)

Dr Annemieke Farenhorst (Associate Vice President Research, Director of Research Ethics and Compliance, Office of the Vice-President (Research and International), University of Manitoba)

 

Speaker and panelists' bios can be found here.

Register here.

For more information, contact Ms Andrea du Toit on [email protected]

 

Attachments
  • Panel discussion Agenda

    Agenda for the panel discussion ‘Exploring complexity: Policy options for nutritious, affordable and sustainable diets for all’.

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