09:30–10:00   Refreshments


10:0010:30   Opening session

Opening session: Welcome to the Network
Moderator: Ambassador Inge Nordang, Permanent Representative of Norway to FAO

Welcoming by Government of Norway
Ambassador Inge Nordang

Introduction of the meeting
Ambassador Inge Nordang


10:30–11:00   High level session

High level session: From healthy oceans and inland waters to healthy humans
Moderator: Inge Nordang

Healthy oceans and inland waters for food security
Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), (video speech)

Sustainable aquatic food systems
Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Aquatic food for healthy people
Maria Purificacion Neira, Director Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants, World Health Organization (WHO)


11:00–12:00   Thematic session

Thematic session: Actions on the elements for food security and nutrition
Moderator: Livar Frøyland, Programme Director, Institute of Marine Research, Norway

CFS report/ and recommendations
“Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for food security and nutrition”
Nathanael Pingault, Coordinator of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Sufficient aquatic food
“Food Sufficiency from Oceans and Inland Waters”
Richard Abila, Senior Global Technical Specialist for Fisheries and Aquaculture with the International Fund for Agricultural Development  (IFAD)

Safe aquatic food
“Safe fish and fishery products can only come from healthy waters”
Alan Reilly, Professor, University College Dublin

Nutritious aquatic food
“Fish composition data – the missing piece to establish the big gains”
Marian Kjellevold, Head of Research, Institute of Marine Research, Norway

Dietary needs
“Fish give big gains in nourishing nations”
Shakuntala HaraksinghThilstedt, Research Program Leader, Value Chains and Nutrition, WorldFish

Food preferences
“Seafood consumptions and preferences in Brazil”
Juliana Antunes Galvão, Research Specialist, Department of Agri-Food Industry,
College of Agriculture University of São Paulo, Brazil

Leaving no one behind
“Equalizing opportunity in Fish/agri-food systems to improve human Capital outcomes” Pawan Patil, Senior Economist and Team Leader Oceans, Fisheries, and the Blue Economy, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, The World Bank


12:00–12:30   Lunch


12:30–14:30   Networking session

Networking session: Action Network Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition
Moderator: Yngve Torgersen, Chair FAO Subcommittee on Aquaculture and Director Section for Aquaculture Management, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Networking for better nutrition
Lene Breum Larsen, Nordic Council of Minister

“Towards common goals” – Input from nongovernmental initiatives
“The Big Catch: Collaborative Oceans Stewardship for Improved Food Security”
Olav Kjørven, Chief Strategic Officer, EAT

The Network – way forward

Discussion and inputs from the floor to further develop the Action Network and the way forward.
Inputs for the development of the Concept note .
Elements of actions from healthy water to healthy people, next steps, etc.

Closing remarks


1st Meeting of the Global Action Network Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition

Date: 5 July 2018, 9.30–14:30
Venue: FAO HQ Rome, Sheikh Zayed Centre ground floor

Speakers (PDF)