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Achieving Duality of Water Savings and Food Security by Transforming Value Chains

November 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change the food system, requiring co-ordinated and large-scale action by all stakeholders across multiple axes. The virtual pre-event Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good on 23-24 November 2020 will be a key milestone leading to the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021. This event is open for participation, please scroll down to sign up for free and register.

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Taking place in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021, the fully virtual Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good summit will convene leaders from governments, business, civil society, international organizations alongside innovators, financiers, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs and youth to initiate and accelerate action for food systems transformation. “This joint-partner organized event is co-led by the World Economic Forum, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Farmers Organization, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Unilever, PepsiCo, Royal DSM, Rabobank, One Young World, Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Wageningen University & Research, and the Government of The Netherlands.”


5 mins.

(8:30 – 8:35)

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Karin Krchnak, Program Manager, 2030 WRG (TBC)

·       Strategic focus of 2030 WRG in transforming value chains

10 mins.

(8:35 – 8:45)

2030 WRG’s Vision for Transforming Value Chains

Joy Busolo, Senior WRM Specialist, 2030 WRG Africa

·       The case for transforming value chains and 2030 WRG’s engagements in this space

·       The need to reset value chains due to COVID-19

10 mins.

(8:45 – 8:55)

Panelist 1

TBC (private sector)

10 mins.

(8:55 – 9:05)

Panelist 2

Joanna Kane-Potaka, Assistant Director General – External Relations at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT-IN)

15 mins.

(9:05 – 9:20)

Facilitated Q&A Discussion (Part 1)

Moderator (TBC)

10 mins.

(9:20 – 9:30)

Panelist 3

Mr. Aboud Moeva, Acting Principal Secretary at the State Department of Irrigation, Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation, Government of Kenya

10 mins.

(9:30 – 9:40)

Panelist 4

Paul Nicholson, Vice President; Head of Rice Research and Sustainability at Olam International Limited

15 mins.

(9:40 – 9:55)

Facilitated Q&A Discussion (Part 2)

Moderator (TBC)

5 mins.

(9:55 – 10:00)

Closing Remarks and Next Steps / Bold Actions

Ajith Radhakrishnan, Senior WRM Specialist, 2030 WRG India


November 23, 2020 @ 8:00 am
November 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

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