Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 30 Nov 2016 Location: Online event
Since 2014, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has produced an annual report on food insecurity hotspots to allow informed based decisions on food crisis allocations at global level.
In 2016, to increase quality and transparency to the report, the European Union, proposed to the FAO and WFP to contribute to the JRC's annual report by providing food insecurity data and analysis. This joint process allowed the publication of a report with the logos of the two organizations together with the one of the EU.
Following the successful experience of the 2016 analysis, the three organizations discussed the opportunity to move forward, involving additional partners into the global assessment of the food crisis situation, with the aim of producing, from early 2017, a consensus-based yearly report.
The joint assessment of the food crisis situation is a step of a larger and more ambitious process. This is why the EU, WFP and FAO are jointly promoting the "Global Network against Food Crises", a platform for consensus building on technical analysis and coordination of response. For the EU, this is part of the strategy to enhance effectiveness and impact in addressing food crises, since it is expected that the network would have the potential to act as a catalyzer for shared analysis of needs and the impact of current and future crises, with a view to facilitating coordination (including between humanitarian and development programming) in response to food and nutrition crises.
Large participation of stakeholders has been promoted by the network partners to increase the quality of the outcome as well as the credibility of the network. The network is not to replace but rather build on existing initiatives by bringing a global perspective as an added value. It will have the following functions:
This is the 7th webinar of the monthly series on resilience linked to food security and nutrition within the framework of the European Union-FAO programme INFORMED (Information for Nutrition Food Security and Resilience for decision-making). This series of webinars is organized jointly by the FAO Strategic Programme on Resilience and the European Union-DEVCO.
The webinar’s objectives are to inform technicians and resilience practitioners about the existence of the joint assessment and the global network; to get feedback on the usefulness of the report are received and feed into the process of establishment of the network itself; and to collect suggestions for improving the analysis, the communication shape and the focus to target audience (policy makers).
Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit – DEVCO C1 Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition
Luca Russo, Senior Economist and Strategic Adviser on resilience, FAO
Key words / Areas of interest
Food crises, resilience to shocks and crises, global network against food crises, Food Security Information Systems, Food Security Analysis, IPC, knowledge sharing.
The webinar takes place Wednesday 30 November 2016: 14.00-15.30 CET (UTC+1).
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/51067