Transforming food systems with aquatic foods: Access to sustainable, safe and nutritious food for all

 

An Independent Food Systems Summit Dialogue on the role of aquatic foods in sustainable food systems, exploring actions, how to connect research and policy, and how to scale up the good solutions.

Friday, 30 April 2021
13:00-14:30 (GMT+2)

 

Program

Invitation

 

In the lead up to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, the Global Action Network – Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition will arrange a series of three Independent Dialogues in an effort to include aquatic foods as a key food source for food and nutrition security – bridging the Decade of Action on Nutrition, the Decade of Ocean Science and the Decade of Action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. The events will be co-hosted by the Norwegian leadership of the Global Action Network and WorldFish.

In this first dialogue, cross sectorial representatives, including high level, will come together to showcase possible solutions and discuss important actions for food systems transformation with aquatic foods as part of the summit’s Action Track 1, which aims to ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all.

The panels will take a holistic approach by combining knowledge on different aspects of food security: access for all to sufficient, safe, nutritious foods, meeting dietary needs, food preferences, and discuss what are the key actions needed for aquatic foods to be part of the solution for sustainable food systems.

 

Special message Dr. Lawrence Haddad
Chair, Action Track 1: Access to safe and nutritious food for all

Opening remarks

  • Sir Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen
    Minister of Fisheries and Seafood, Norway
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Walking the talk: Showcasing possible solutions

  • Prof Hettie Schönfeldt
    Director, Centre of Excellence for Food Security, scientific advisor to AFROFOODSUniversity of Pretoria
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  • Merete Tandstad
    Senior Program Coordinator of the EAF-Nansen Programme, FAO
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  • Dr. Arun Padiyar
    Project Manager, Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish, India
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  • Dr. António Marques
    Project Coordinator, Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere
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Connecting research and policy: How do we scale up good solutions

  • Prof Sissel Rogne
    Managing Director (CEO), The Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
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  • Lana Weidgenant
    Vice-Chair of Action Track 2: Shifting to Sustainable Consumption Patterns for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
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  • Dr. Naoko Yamamoto
    Assistant Director General for Universal Health Coverage; Chair, UN Nutrition
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  • Dr. Manuel Barange
    Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, FAO
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Special message

  • Dr. Lawrence Haddad
    Chair, Action Track 1: Access to safe and nutritious food for all
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Moderator

  • Kristian Teleki
    Director, Head of Secretariat, High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy
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This event will be opened and closed by the Head of the Global Action Network Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Anita Utheim Iversen.

Follow Global Action NetworkWorldFish and the hashtag #aquaticfoods to join the virtual dialogue on Twitter.

We look forward to your active participation.