Food and nutrition security, health and gender equality: partnerships for climate-resilient sustainable development
June 20th, 4:30 pm to 6 pm, RioCentro, Pavilion T (Major Groups Pavilion) – Room T-3
Chair: Cristina Tirado, Director of the PHI’s Center of Public Health and Climate Change –
Moderator: David Nabarro, UN SG’s Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition.
Round table panelists:
Mary Robinson, President Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice (MRFCJ)
Zenebu Tadesse, Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, Ethiopia.
Ben Knapen, Dutch Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation.
Ertharin Cousin WFP, Executive Director of the World Food Program
Barbara Stocking, Director of Oxfam Great Britain.
Ann Tutwiler, FAO deputy Director General.
Carlos Seré, IFAD Chief Development Strategist.
Maria Neira, WHO Director of Public Health and Environment Department
Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP's Bureau for Development Policy.
This event aims to provide a forum to:
· Highlight the nexus between food and nutrition security, health, gender equality as key pillars of climate-resilient and sustainable development.
· Explore the potential of a climate justice approach to inform more inclusive and equitable policy options in the context of RIO+20 and the post 2015 MDG framework.
· Launch a policy brief and validation of key recommendations on how to integrate food and nutrition security, health and gender equality in climate-resilient and sustainable development and poverty eradication http://bit.ly/LPjnTu
· Establish an informal high-level group to Identify to advance the issues of health, food and nutrition security and gender equality, including through concrete partnerships and initiatives with a view to RIO+20 and the post-2015 MDG framework.
Co-organizers: Public Health Institute (PHI), World Food Programme (WFP), UN Development Program (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Health Organization (WHO), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice (MRFCJ).
Please contact us if you have any questions
We look forward to meeting you in Rio!
Cristina Tirado - von der Pahlen, DVM, MS, PhD
Director, Center for Public Health and Climate Change
Public Heath Institute, Oakland, CA
Tel: +1(202) 297 0106
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