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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

COP27 : Nutrition and agriculture

6 to 18 November, 2022.. Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. WHO in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust and partners is hosting the Health Pavilion at the COP27 UN Climate Conference. 

The COP27 Health Pavilion convenes the global health community and its partners to ensure health and equity are placed at the center of the climate negotiations. It will offer a rich 2-week programme of events showcasing evidence, initiatives and solutions to maximize the health benefits of tackling climate change across regions, sectors and communities.


This global strategy responds to the Member States’ request by outlining five interlinked and mutually supportive strategic priorities that arise from a situational assessment and an extensive consultative process. The strategy’s vision is that all people, everywhere, consume safe and healthy food so as to reduce the burden of FBDs. It also envisages more action towards building food safety systems that are forward-looking, evidence-based, peoplecentred and cost-effective, with coordinated governance and adequate infrastructures.


Emboldened to unleash a nourishing, regenerative, and equitable food future, The Rockefeller Foundation and Media RED collaborated to create this breathtaking series that documents the extraordinary efforts of 10 global visionaries looking to improve the world’s food systems from the ground up.

A Place of Cool Waters - RUNTIME 8 minutes
In Nairobi, Kenya, almost half of impoverished children are malnourished; their parents unable to afford produce from the markets. By expanding urban farming through education, and increased access to seeds and high-quality soil, fresh produce will become accessible to everyone in Nairobi.

Food Nerve - RUNTIME 7 minutes
Nigeria is one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. Such rapid growth has led to an agricultural system unable to keep up, leading to simultaneous issues of malnutrition and food waste. Visionaries in Lagos are using solar panels to power urban farming and have created an online produce exchange platform to guide their city, and their country, to a more sustainably nourished future.

Extract of the programme

Nov. 10  4 p.m (Egypt)Unlocking young farmers’ potential in sustainable, climate-resilient food practices. 

This panel is co-presented by the U.N. FAO, The Rockefeller Foundation, and CGIAR, join live HERE. watch HERE
  • Arnold Puech d’Alissac, World Farmers’ Organization (WFO)
  • Khoushbou Sewraj, WFO
  • Xiye Bastida, Youth Activist + Otomi-Toltec Indigenous Community
  • Aiysha Siddiqa, Pakistani Climate Justice Youth Advocate. 

Nov. 11. 3 p.m. Valuing food and agriculture systems and creating meaningful climate/food solutions. 

  • Zitouni Ould-Dada, FAO
  • Jeroom Remmers, TAPP Coalition
  • Roy Steiner, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Helena Wright, Jeremy Coller Foundation
  • Mark Gough, Capitals Coalition
  • Jeremy Coller, Coller Capital
  • Gunhild Stordalen, EAT Forum
  • Maria Lettini, FAIRR Initiative
  • Ertharin Cousin, Food Systems for the Future
  • Diane Holdorf, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Berry Martin, Rabobank;
Tickets HERE, and livestream link is HERE.

Nov 12: Integrating nutrition   and food security in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) 

Health Pavilion session, by United Nations University - EHS; Ministry of health, Haifa University

Nov. 12.: Food for Health and Sustainability from the Youth Perspective 

Health Pavilion session, by Mercy Corps Zimbabwe; ProVeg International, Impossible Foods, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, MENA Youth Network

Nov. 12. (11 a.m. in Egypt) How scalable regenerative food systems can be a climate solution

  • Rt Hon Lord Benyon, U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Darci Vetter, The Nature Conservancy
  • Ezgi Barcenas, AB InBev
  • Marilyn Hershey, Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer
  • Estrella Penunia-Banzuela, Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development
  • Purvi Mehta, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Fabio Luiz Guido, Itau Unibanco. 
streaming  HERE.

Nov. 12. (2 p.m. in Egypt) How nations can achieve both nutrient-dense food production AND climate policy goals

  • Martina Fleckenstein, WWF International
  • Saswati Bora, The Nature Conservancy
  • Sara Farley, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Lee Recht, Aleph Farms
  • Patty Fong, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
  • Million Belay, AFSA
  • Greg Garrett, Access to Nutrition Initiative
  • Josephine Okojie, Food and Agriculture Writers of Nigeria
  • Monica Yator, Indigenous Women and Girls Initiative
  • Ertharin Cousin, Food Systems for the Future
  • David Brandes, Planetary
  • Jillian Semaan, Ketchum
  • Michelle Tigchelaar, Stanford University
  • Rania Al-Mashat, Government of Egypt
  • Hanneke Faber, Unilever
  • Mansi Shah, Self Employed Women's Association
register by CLICKING HERE.

Nov. 16. 9:30 a.m. Egypt time Small-scale solutions to food loss and waste

  • Pete Pearson, WWF
  • Lisa Moon, The Global FoodBanking Network
  • Oliver Camp, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • Keith Agoada, Producers Trust
  • Lasse Bruun, 50by40
  • Noah Nasiali-Kadima, Africa Farmers Network
  • Desmond Alugnoa, Green Africa Youth Organization
  • Sara Farley, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Dana Omran, Resilient Cities Network
  • Paul Newnham, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 Advocacy Hub
  • Bobby Chinn, Celebrity Chef
  • Earlene Cruz, Kitchen Connection
  • Raphaël Podselver, ProVeg International
  • Megan Morikawa, Iberostar Group
  • Richard Swannell, WRAP
  • Maximo Mazzocco, Eco House Global
  • David Jackson, Winnow 
catching the livestream HERE + REGISTERING HERE.

Nov. 17. at 10 a.m. Egypt time. Transforming value chains and developing inclusive and just markets

  • Didier Toubia, Aleph Farms
  • Estrella Penunia-Banzuela, Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development; 
  • Roberto Meza, National Young Farmers Coalition

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