Webinar: Transforming Food Systems - Lessons Learned from Global and Local Experience

The United Nations is convening a Food Systems Summit in September 2021, bringing together Heads of State, Country Delegates, policy officials and a range of other stakeholders. A major goal of the Summit will be the identification of strategies to effectively transform food systems to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Growth through Nutrition will be hosting a webinar event on “Transforming Food Systems” on the 1st of December, 2020 from 16:30 PM - 17:30 (GMT+3). The webinar will focus on the core elements of food systems, external drivers, and political economy issues that facilitate or impede important changes in food systems. Critical gaps in our knowledge regarding the tradeoffs between targets embedded in the SDGs will be explored and there will also be an extensive discussion of policies that can bring about dramatic changes in food systems. After the presentation, two commenters will reflect on the topic focusing on the Ethiopian context, followed by discussion of audience questions.

Registration is Required for this event




Eileen Kennedy - Speaker Transforming Food Systems Webinar

Prof. Eileen Kennedy, Professor at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy,

Boston, Massachusetts



Kaleab Belay - Commenter Transforming Food Systems Webinar

Dr. Kaleab Baye, Associate Professor at Center for Food Science and Nutrition, Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Numakolo Covic - Commenter Transforming Food Systems Webinar

Dr. Namukolo Covic, Research Coordinator, International Food Policy Research Institute,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia




Rahel Gizaw, Sr. Learning Advisor, Growth through Nutrition Activity, Tufts University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Event Type
Open to Public
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