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Food Thinkers webinar: Power and Participation in an era of Food Systems Governance

City, University of London
Event date
Event time
5.15 - 6.45pm BST

Organiser's description (via the Centre for Food Policy)

Recognizing the urgent need for food system change and action, in September 2021, the UN convened a Food Systems Summit. The Summit was widely praised for its approach to stakeholder engagement. It was also highly criticized for the same reason. 

The debates point to a broader challenge in the emerging landscape of food systems governance: whose voices are heard in food systems governance? Whose voices should be heard? Who decides who gets to speak?  And what does all this mean for the future of our food systems?  

To start to answer these questions, Dr Jessica Duncan of Wageningen University builds on over a decade of research into participation across local and global food governance processes. In her talk, she will reflect on opportunities and challenges of designing participatory policy processes and will share practices and principles for designing more equitable and participatory food systems governance, particularly with respect to the role of researchers.  

The talk will be followed by an online Q&A session. Book your place.