The EAT Initiative to Host Event ‘Achieving Sustainable Nutrition Security for All’

From foodtank.com, by Clare Algozin
The EAT Initiative to Host Event ‘Achieving Sustainable Nutrition Security for All’

The EAT Initiative, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CGIAR Consortium, and the World Health Organization will be hosting a high-level event entitled ‘Achieving Sustainable Nutrition Security for All.’ The event will feature keynotes, panel discussions and interactive dialogue and will coincide with the UN Summit to Adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the 70th UN General Assembly.

Discussions and presentations will be centered around a re-thinking of the food system, climate change, the degradation of ecosystems and the double burden of malnutrition as major global challenges. Ensuring universal access to affordable, nutritious food for the world’s growing population is one of the biggest barriers to achieving sustainable development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Speakers will include H.E. Børge Brende (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway), H.E. Dr. George Chaponda (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malawi), Prof. Jeffrey Sachs (Executive Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University) Dr. Frank Rijsberman (CEO, CGIAR Consortium), Dr. Richard Horton (Editor in Chief, The Lancet), Peter Freedman (Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum) and Prof. Johan Rockström (Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Center). With this event, the EAT Initiative hopes to foster new partnerships in the field and to expand the knowledge platform around these issues in order to ultimately achieve universal sustainable nutrition security.

To read the full Concept Note, please click here.

To register for this event, please click here.