UNFSS Independent Dialogue in Southern Africa

Managing the water and energy we eat: advancing water‐energy-food (WEF) nexus approaches to achieve food systems transformation in Southern Africa

1:00–4:00 pm, online only.

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 Southern Africa. 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. This Dialogue will begin to unpack how food systems can be localized and transformed in a water-constrained region such as Southern Africa, in a manner that acknowledges WEF nexus linkages, promotes regional trade, and enhances equity and inclusion.

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 Southern Africa can be achieved.

Everyone working to advance transformative water, energy and food systems are invited to join this Dialogue.

Meeting platform: Zoom, by invitation only. Register.

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