WEBINAR:  Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks

WEBINAR: Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks

24 March 2021. Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks

This Global Policy Dialogue is the first in a four-part series, “Building a Global Coalition for Sustainability after COVID-19.” The session, organized by UN DESA in partnership with FAOWFP, will look at how climate change is affecting people’s access to safe and nutritious food and water.

Cross-cutting issues such as financing, governance, gender, energy, data and statistics also were  part of the discussion. Speakers included experts from agriculture, the private sector, civil society and the UN system.

Discussion 1: Ensuring sustainable access to water and food for all in an era of climate shocks
  • Ms. Cherrie Atilano, CEO and President of AGREA 
  • Ms. Betty Chinyamunyamu, CEO of the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi
  • Mr. Mark Gordon, Head of Asset Creation and Livelihoods Unit, World Food Programme 
  • Mr. Mike Khunga, nutritionist, Civil Society Organisation Nutrition Alliance, and youth chair of the UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 5. 
  • Ms. Sasha Koo-Oshima, Deputy Director of Land and Water, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN 
Discussion 2: Innovative solutions for improving access to clean and safe water 
  • Mr. Samir Ibrahim, Co-founder, SunCulture 
  • Ms. Tania Eulalia Martinez Cruz, Postdoctoral researcher and member of the Global Hub on Indigenous Peoples Food Systems 
  • Mr. Zahin Razeen, founder of Hydroquo+ and UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals Class of 2020 
  • Mr. Felix Reinders, Chair of the Global Framework on Water Scarcity for Agriculture (WASAG)  

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