WEBINAR: Parliamentarians’ Action for Gender Equality and Food Security as a Response to COVID-19

WEBINAR: Parliamentarians’ Action for Gender Equality and Food Security as a Response to COVID-19

This virtual meeting was the first in a series of dialogues organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IISD, and Oxfam as part of their policy support to the ECOWAS Network of Parliamentarians on Gender Equality and Investments in Agriculture and Food Security.

The objective of the series is to enhance the role of African parliamentarians in mitigating the gender-differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on food systems.

Recording made available on 02/07
This virtual meeting was the first in a series of dialogues organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IISD, and Oxfam as part of their policy support to the ECOWAS Network of Parliamentarians on Gender Equality and Investments in Agriculture and Food Security. The objective of the series is to enhance the role of African parliamentarians in mitigating the gender-differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on food systems.

Speakers:

  • Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO
  • Siga Fatima Jagne, Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Ana Regina Segura Martínez, Head of Unit for Rural Development, Food and Nutrition, Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development
  • Monica Eva Copa, President of the Senate, Bolivia
  • Jario Flores, General Coordinator of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Soraya Rodriguez, Member, EU Parliamentary Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition
  • Mathias Kasamba, Chairperson, Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resource, East African Legislative Assembly
  • Teresa Cálix Raudales, Honduran Representative and Coordinator, Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Mesoamerica
  • Abdoulaye Vilane, Chairperson, ECOWAS Network of Parliamentarians on Gender Equality, Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Security
  • Tacko Ndiaye, Senior Gender Officer, FAO
  • Francine Picard, Policy Officer, IISD 
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Upcoming event:
The next event from this series of dialogues will take place on the 22 July 2020

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