SE25: Food Security

  • ID: SE25
  • Date & Time: Thursday 18 June (08:00 - 09:30)
  • Room: 5
  • Participation: Open
  • Organizer: IFRC, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, WFP
  • Focal Point: josephine.shieldsrecass (at) ifrc.org

Description

This special event seeks to promote the Longer Term Food Security Initiative of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RC/RC), targetting 15 African National Societies. It aims to reduce food insecurity in communities vulnerable to disasters and/or affected by HIV/AIDS through building resilience. It will inform participants about the RC/RC achievements, challenges and the highlight the link between food security and the HFA. The Speakers will be two African National Societies representatives and a WFP representative.


Expected Outcomes

- Participants are familiarised with the RC/RC Africa Longer-Term Food Security Initiative (ALTFSI)and update on progress of its implementation

- The linkages between Food Security and DRR are discussed and understood among participants in view of RC/RC and Partners experience


Agenda

- A short overview of food insecurity, its linkage with risk reduction and climate change
- Red Cross/Red Crescent commitments
- Launching of the ALTFSI and progress made since Addis
- The RC Working together at the Global, Zone and country levels, working with partners in Food security (FAO, WFP, EU, AU, Banks and others)
- Integration with other RC programmes, linking Food security to the Global platform outcomes
- Major challenges
- The way forward


Background Papers

> Food security [DOC, 46.50 Kb]


Presentations

> DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY: FAO GOOD PRACTICE [PPT, 1.83 Mb]

> Food Security, Climate Adaptation and DRR [PPT, 1.32 Mb]

> Red Cross Red Crescent Africa Food Security Initiative & Malawi Red Cross experience [PPT, 3.83 Mb]

> Sudan Red Crescent Food Security Experience [PPT, 688.50 Kb]


Outcomes

Report not available. For more information, please contact directly the relevant Focal Point (as per above details).

Related Links

> Compilation of National Progress Reports on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action: HFA Priority 4, core indicator 4.2


Last updated: 29 October 2014