“UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogues” Women’s Agency and Gender Equity in Food Systems

The online dialogue was held to bring women’s perspective from Asia and Africa into the UN Food Systems Summit 2021. The participants were from more than 20 countries.

Welcome Address- Dr. Nitya Rao, Director, Norwich Institute of Sustainable Development (NISD); Professor of Gender and Development, University of East Anglia (UEA)

Keynote Address – Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, 2021 World Food Prize Laureate; Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish (CGIAR)

Introduction to Gender Lever of UNFSS – Dr. Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer in the Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP), FAO

Introduction to Facilitators – Mr. Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj; Vice-Chair for Action Track 2 at the UNFSS

Discussion Group 1: Understanding Women’s Agency in the Food System Discourse
Facilitator – Dr. Alejandra Safa, Gender and Value Chain Expert Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organisation

Discussion Group 2: Building and Investing in Women’s Collective Agency
Facilitator – Dr. Nitya Rao, Director, NISD, Professor of Gender and Development, UEA

Discussion Group 3: Strengthening the Interface between Women’s Knowledges and Science
Facilitated – Dr. Kalpana Giri, Senior Program Officer, RECOFTC

Discussion Group 4: Alternate Pathways to Improving Nutritional Outcomes
Facilitator – Dr. Stepanka Gallatova, Agribusiness Officer, Food and Agriculture Organisation

Discussion Group 5: Rights, Entitlements and Representation
Facilitated – Dr. Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer, Food and Agriculture Organisation

Concluding Remarks – Mr. Vijay Kumar Thallam, Advisor to the Andhra Pradesh Government on Agriculture; Co-Vice Chairman of RySS

Partnership Information

Partner: Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development, Bharat Krishak Samaj, Rythu Sadhikara Samstha and TIGR2ESS
Place: Online
Date: 10th June 2021
Click for more: Agenda_Women’s Agency Dialogue, Concept Note_Women’s Agency Dialogue, Discussion Prompts_Women’s Agency Dialogue & Invite Letter_Women’s Agency Dialogue
Website: Norwich Institute, Tigr2ess & apcnf.in
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