The Secretariat of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organizing a half-day public event in support of the CFS 2020-2023 Multi-year Program of Work (MYPOW), specifically its approved major work-stream on data systems related to global food security and nutrition.

This online conference entitled Closing Data Gaps and Promoting Evidence-informed Decision-making for Food Security and Nutrition will be convened virtually on 1 July 2021 (3:00 – 6:00 PM Rome time) and will be open to interested parties from the CFS and relevant institutions, including CFS Members, (ad hoc) Advisory Group members, Civil Society and Private Sector Mechanisms associated with the Committee.

GODAN Executive Director Andre Laperriere has been invited to talk at the event on Responsible and Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition, the Promises and Challenges.

The half-day virtual conference will kick-start the process of policy convergence among CFS members and stakeholders, and it will provide background to the CFS High Level Panel of Experts (CFS HLPE) as they prepare their own anticipated report on the topic.  It is expected that the outcomes of the Webinar, drafted in the form of a Chair’s summary, will help frame and refine the scope and objectives of the CFS HLPE report which is due to be released in 2022.

For more information, read the concept note.


Date and time: 1 July 2021 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM CEST

Programme: Download the programme here.

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