As countries develop national plans for food systems transformation, serious efforts are needed to mobilize the financial resources for design, implementation, and M&E. Ethiopia’s national plan, developed through Ethiopia’s UNFSS process, offers a valuable example of the evidence-based plans, investments, and activities that will require funding. This case will inform discussion of CGIAR work, developed for the UNFSS, on potential sources of funding for food system transformation activities. Specific examples to be discussed include mobilizing impact investors for climate change financing using CGIAR technologies; increasing access to finance for women in food systems; and using IMF issues Special Drawing Rights to guarantee zero hunger and pandemic recovery bonds.
Speakers reflected on how to ensure that potential sources of funding can best meet the identified needs at the national level.
- Eugenio Diaz Bonilla, Head of Latin American and Caribbean Program, CGIAR-IFPRI
- Sisay Sinamo Boltena, Senior Program Manager, Seqota Declaration Federal Program Delivery Unit
- Richard Newman, Senior Sustainable Finance Specialist, IWMI
- Flor Paz, Research Analyst, CGIAR-IFPRI
- Moderator: Namukolo Covic, Senior Research Coordinator, CGIAR-IFPRI