Food systems are evolving quickly to meet growing and changing demand, but they are not serving everyone’s needs. IFPRI’s flagship report looks at the obstacles and opportunities as well as the growing range of tools and technologies for building inclusive food systems.
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7 April 2020
12:15 PM TO 01:15 PM EDT
This event will be online only. Watch online at IFPRI's event page
Food systems are critical to every aspect of people’s well-being, from what they eat to how they earn their livelihoods to their options for the future. IFPRI’s flagship report highlights the critical role that inclusive food systems can play in improving nutrition, creating employment and income-generating opportunities, and increasing empowerment of disadvantaged groups.
Overview: Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI
Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI
- John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)
- Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI
- Laura Zseleczky, Program Manager, IFPRI
The UNSCN Annual Report for 2019 is a compilation of actions taken by the UNSCN Secretariat to achieve the Strategic Objectives as set out in the UNSCN Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
Thursday 2 April 2020
Time (1hour): 10:00a NY/Boston, 3:00p London, 4:00p Rome, 5:00p Addis, 7:30p Delhi
- Tesfaye Hailu, Ethiopian Public Health Institute: brings the topic to the floor and outlines key questions and concerns, particularly focusing on Africa.
- Selena Ahmed, Montana State University: shares lessons learned from the current situation in China, where she researches food environments.
- Will Masters, Tufts University: discusses economic aspects of how supply chains and markets could change and what can keep them functioning.
- Denise Costa Coitinho, UN SCN: presents a summary of SCN's analysis of food environments disruptions by COVID-19, highlighting some resources and examples of actions taken to mitigate the consequences; and what UN agencies are proposing to respond to the crisis.
- Moderator: Anna Herforth, Ag2Nut, will outline the reason for coming together, what we know about nutrition and disease interactions, and how we can use our discussion to act and speak with one voice.
Title: REACH National Facilitator
Contract type: National Facilitator (mid-level)
Duration: 4 Months (1st April 2020 – 31st July 2020)
Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
The UN Network in Zimbabwe seeks the services of a National Facilitator to support REACH activities in 2020. The REACH Facilitator will work under the dual supervision of the Director of FNC and the Chair of the UN Network in consultation with the other UN Network Heads of agencies. The REACH National Facilitator will provide oversight to the implementation of the REACH-UN Country Implementation Plan (CIP). He/she will be responsible for the following duties:
- Support to Advocacy and Awareness raising for nutrition
- Strategic planning and analysis of broader food and nutrition security issues in Zimbabwe
- Support the strengthening of food and nutrition Multi-sectoral/Multi-stakeholder Coordination mechanisms
- Support the UN nutrition strengthening initiatives
- Coordinate work and mission of REACH in-country;
Qualifications & Experience Required
Education: A University degree in public policy or administration, management, public health, nutrition, agriculture, or related field.
- At least 3-5 years of professional post degree experience in managing nutrition, food security, public health programs, policy processes;
- Experience in managing multi-parties and multi-sector working groups including governments, donors and CSOs is an asset
- Technical background in nutrition, food security, and/or health; OR technical background in management and change management;
- Strong action management and teamwork skills: ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those relevant to the team and partners; ability to follow up deadlines; accuracy and attention to details and high-quality deliverables; and
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; ability to influence and interact with senior level decision-makers across different organizations and cultures; to act with credibility, tact and diplomacy on sensitive issues and discussions.
Interested applicants, kindly send your application with proof of qualifications & CV to the FNC Deputy Director (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) by the 8th of April 2020
Tel: +263 242 860 327
1574 Alpes Road
- Monday-Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed