Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts – Webinar

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August 3, 2020

Launch of the Global Panel Policy Brief: Strengthening Food Systems in Fragile Contexts 

A LIVE Webinar Hosted by the Global Panel and the World Food Programme


Monday August 3rd, 2020 2.00PM CEST/1.00PM BST/08.00 US EST 


The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is pleased to launch its latest policy brief, Strengthening food systems in fragile contexts. 

This policy brief seeks to stimulate international development organisations, governments, and other stakeholders, to realign policies within fragile contexts to ensure that diet and nutrition are improved, whilst also building more sustainable, resilient food systems. Currently, 1.8 billion people live in fragile regions with high societal, economic, environmental, political and security risks. By 2030, according to OECD, this is projected to reach 2.3 billion, and will include 80% of the global poor. In 2020 fragile states were disproportionately affected by food crises. 

Join the Global Panel and WFP for a panel of global food systems and nutrition experts who will discuss policy priorities for strengthening food systems in humanitarian crises. 


2.00PM CEST: Introductions from:

  • Prof Sandy Thomas  Global Panel Director
  • Sir John Beddington – Global Panel Co-Chair and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government
  • Ute Klamert  Assistant Executive Director (Partnerships and Governance) at WFP


  • Prof Patrick Webb  Global Panel Technical Adviser on:

          ‘Strengthening food systems in fragile contexts’


  • Sir Mark Lowcock  UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on:

          ‘The need for a cross-sectoral response’


  • ‘Regional perspectives’ from:
  • Coumba SowSubregional Coordinator for Resilience, West Africa and the Sahel, FAO
  • Dr Mohamed Abdi Farah – SUN Focal Point, Government of Somalia 
  • Michael Dunford – WFP Regional Director, East Africa


  • Q&A


  • Close

Join the conversation on Twitter using #Food Systems in #FragileContexts during the webinar.


Read the Policy Brief here:

Fragile Contexts