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9 March 2023

SIANI Annual Meeting 2023

We invite our members and friends to interact with each other and provide input for the SIANI work plan for the year ahead.

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It’s time to meet again! We are excited to inform you about an upcoming SIANI Annual Meeting 2023 on the 9th of March, 10-15 (CET), at Odenplan, Stockholm.

In 2023, SIANI started the new program phase, hence the SIANI secretariat is now excited to invite you to a conversation contributing to shaping the dialogue around rights-based and sustainable food systems. In times of recurring crises how can we transform our food system into resilient and inclusive? And how can SIANI as a network come together and contribute?

The annual meeting is an opportunity to connect, network, share ideas and exchange experiences to forward the discussions on how we together with knowledge and action collaborate towards rights based and sustainable food systems.

We look forward to meeting you again in person, reconnecting with others, taking on new challenges, and building the next chapter of SIANI.

Note that more information regarding the SIANI Regional meetings will follow soon.


09:30 – 10:00  Morning mingle.

10:00 – 10:05  Welcome to the day. Madeleine Fogde, SIANI Director.

10:05 – 10:10  Introduction of participants.

10:10 – 10:23  War, Food Insecurity and Hunger! Dr. Caroline Delgado, Senior Researcher, Director of the Food, Peace and Security Programme at SIPRI.

10:25 – 10:35  How global crises affect smallholders and SMEs? Dr. Selorm Kugbega, AgriFoSe, SEI.

10:38 – 10:48  How can communities mobilise and be resilient in times of crises? Malin Flemström, Country Director at The Hunger Project Sverige. 

10:50 – 11:00  Innovative food companies reshaping food systems in Ethiopia. Ana Perez Aponte, Co-founder and Development Director at Inclusive Business Sweden.

11:03 – 11:13  Food Crises the new normal? – linking humanitarian aid to development. Mats Åberg, Senior Policy Specialist, Sida.

11:15 – 13:00  Round Table Dialogues with Lunch.

13:00 – 13:30  Reporting back from Round Table Dialogues.

13:30 – 13:35  Announcement about the AGRI4D conference. Alin Kadfak

13:35 – 14:30  SIANI and the way forward towards transformation and change. Alice Tunfjord, SIANI MEL Officer.

Panel speakers: Bo Lager, The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Mats Hårsmar, Expert Group for Aid Studies, and Linda Andersson, Axfoundation.

14:30 – 14:40  SIANI Expert group – greetings from Nepal. Dr. Santosh Shrestha, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD).

14:40 – 14:45  Launch of the New Expert group call.

14:45 – 14:50  Closing remarks. Cecilia Nordin Van Gansberghe, SIANI Chair Steering. Committee.

14:50  Coffee and networking.

Please note that this event aims to gather SIANI members for in-person networking and will not be live-streamed.
Please be aware that SIANI does not offer any sponsorships, accommodation, or visa support for attending the event. We see this event as providing great value for our members and as such there will be no per diem offered for attendance.


The maximum of onsite attendance has been reached. 

If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please reach out to


From 9 March 2023 at 09:30 to 9 March 2023 at 15:00


7A Odenplan, Room "Embla"
Norrtullsgatan 6, 113 29 Stockholm

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