Water: The game changer for food systems


April 27, 2021    
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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This Global Dialogue will explore the fundamental inter-connections between food systems and water systems, and their relations to other areas fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, such as energy, climate, and the environment.

It is co-convened by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy for UN Food Systems Summit and Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, chair of the UN- Water partnership, with the support of the UN-Water partners – the International Water Management Institute, FAO, WFP and IFAD.

In this dialogue, participants will be invited to explore how water is an essential ingredient for sustainable food systems to:

  • ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all
  • shift to sustainable consumption patterns
  • boost nature-positive production
  • advance equitable livelihoods
  • and build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress

The event will also build on the learnings that are arising on water and food systems in national and regional dialogues. We will unpack the major water challenges that are threatening our local and international food systems and explore opportunities for making food systems sustainable while protecting and restoring the water that is essential for life.

Convened by
Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit; and Gilbert F. Houngbo, UN-Water Chair and President of the International Fund for Agriculture Development

Dr. David Nabarro, Strategic Advisor to the Food Systems Summit Dialogues

Find out more at https://summitdialogues.org