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UNFSS Independent Dialogue in Central Asia

Advancing Water-Energy-Food Nexus for achieving food systems transformation under climate uncertainties.

2:00–2:30 PM, online only, Uzbekistan

An Independent Dialogue convened by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and partners to discuss water-energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in Central Asia. Insights emerging from this regional, multi-stakeholder forum will be presented to the United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021. Transforming food systems is among one of the most powerful ways to make progress towards all 17 #SDGs. An expected key outcome of this Dialogue would be getting involved and sharing the views of Central Asian stakeholders on sustainable foods systems transformation and importance of WEF nexus under climate uncertainties. The Dialogue will explore reaching a common understanding and finding local solutions to the challenges facing food and water systems transformation along with attendant issues of water security for a range of other sectors.

The session is designed to be interactive, allowing for small group discussion, collective brainstorming, and agenda-setting. As the region maps out the road to UNFSS 2021, this Dialogue will focus on the role of water and energy in food systems transformation. Speakers and panellists from across the world and the region will discuss how systems transformation for equitable food and water security in Central Asia can be achieved.

Meeting platform: Zoom (Will be shared soon), by invitation only.

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