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24 May 2023

SIANI Global annual meeting 2023

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Two years have passed since the UN Food System Summit, and it is time for the first global stocktaking on the progress towards sustainable and equal agrifood systems. This is the time to assess what have we learnt and what more do we need know and do to trigger actions and scale them up to enable the transformation of our agrifood systems.

We are excited to welcome you to the SIANI Global Annual Meeting 2023. We met already in Stockholm in March, but now it’s time for us to all meet online!

SIANI initiated a new programme phase in 2023, and the SIANI secretariat is excited to share information about the new programme phase, invite you all to share your experiences and knowledge, and discuss how we move forward. Each one of us can contribute, and SIANI as a networking platform needs now more than ever before to come together and contribute to a sustainable, resilient and inclusive future.

This meeting will be an opportunity to connect, share ideas and exchange experiences in order to forward the discussions and initiate actions.

The meeting will be held online via Zoom. Please register here to get your personal Zoom Link.


Welcome and introduction
Cecilia Nordin van Gansberghe, Chair of SIANI Steering Committee

The future of food systems: Drivers and triggers for transformation
Lorenzo Giovanni Bellù, Senior Economist, FAO (TBC)

The farmers role and own vision of the transformation of the food system
Irish Baguilat, Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Philippines

A research perspective
Ivar Virgin, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

The role of the private sector
John Mugonya, Regional Program Manager, Agripreneurship Alliance, Uganda (TBC)

The donors’ role in the process
Elisabeth Simelton, Senior Policy Specialist – Agriculture, International Organisations and Policy Support, Sida


Group discussions: What are the key triggers for change in your food system, and how is your organisation a driver for food systems transformation?

Closing words

Moderators: Madeleine Fogde, Programme Director at SIANI & Adriana Soto Trujillo, Research Associate at Stockholm Environment Institute


From 24 May 2023 at 12:00 to 24 May 2023 at 14:00



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