2021 Borlaug Dialogue: Gaining Momentum: Food systems transformation in the Decade of Action

Hybrid

A hybrid convening of food system leaders and champions to explore partnerships and strengthen alliances in the fight against world hunger and malnutrition.

Date: Tuesday-Saturday, 19-23 October 2021

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(Please note: This is a paid event, however, students and interested participants from low-and-middle-income countries can register for free.)

In this virtual dialogue hosted by World Food Prize Foundation, scientific experts, policy leaders, business executives and farmers will convene in this three-day premier conference on the world on global agriculture. The discussion will focus on actions to transform several critical areas in food systems with solutions that are innovative, commitments that are bold and collective action that are systematic.

WorldFish will join this highly anticipated event, highlighting our presence together with CGIAR to showcase our continued efforts in transforming food systems through strong evidence-based policy action, ensuring up gender-equal accessibility to innovations and resources and solidifying our commitments to providing nutrition-sensitive aquatic food systems for healthy people and planet.

CGIAR and WorldFish leaders who will be participating in the sessions:

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

  • From 01:00-03:00 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted and Tana Lala-Pritchard will join the Roundtable Expert Discussion at the 'Virtual Global Youth Institute (GYI)’ - Click here to learn more
  • From 09:00-10:15 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will give a Borlaug Lecture on 'Aquatic foods for nourishing nations' at the Iowa State University - Click here to learn more
  • From 21:00-22:30 (UTC+8) - WorldFish will host a Borlaug Dialogue on 'Aquatic foods for healthy people and planet' - Click here to learn more
  • From 22:30-23:30 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join a Feed the Future Fish Innovation Lab hosted Borlaug Dialogue on 'Using fish to mitigate malnutrition' - Click here to learn more

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

  • From 00:30-01:30 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join an Indo-American Association of Iowa's hosted Borlaug Dialogue - Click here to learn more
  • From 20:00-21:30 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join a FAO hosted Borlaug Dialogue on 'Promoting more sustainable aquaculture and fisheries for improved global food and nutrition security' - Click here to learn more
  • From 20:30-22:00 (UTC+8) - Arun Padiyar will join a Michigan University hosted Borlaug Dialogue on 'Innovations in partnerships in global fisheries and aquaculture' - Click here to learn more
  • From 22:15-23:30 (UTC+8) - CGIAR's Claudia Sadoff will join a Roundtable Discussion on 'Research and Innovations’ - Click here to learn more

Thursday, 21 October 2021 

  • From 02:40-03:40 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join the CGIAR & WFPF Partnership and 50th Anniversary event - Click here to learn more
  • From 22:00-23:15 (UTC+8) - Johnstone, Gareth (WorldFish) will join a Roundtable Discussion on 'Gender Equity & Equitable Livelihoods’ - Click here to learn more
  • From 23:45-00:45 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join a Spotlight session on 'Advancing Women & Children Further Fast' with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Director of Gender Equality Division, Anita Zaidi - Click here to learn more
  • From 23:45-00:45 (UTC+8) - Chadag, Vishnumurthy Mohan (WorldFish) will join a workshop on 'Antimicrobial Resistance: Preventing the silent pandemic in food systems' - Click here to learn more 

Friday, 22 October 2021 

  • From 08:00-09:00 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will be awarded her 2021 World Food Prize at the Laureate Award Ceremony - Click here to learn more
  • From 21:00 - 22:00 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join a CGIAR hosted Borlaug Dialogue on 'Research and innovation for a Decade of Action’ - Click here to learn more
  • From 22:00-23:15 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join a Roundtable Discussion on 'Nutrition-sensitive Food Systems’ - Click here to learn more

Saturday, 23 October 2021 

  • From 00:30-01:45 (UTC+8) - CGIAR's Khundavi Kadiresan will join a Roundtable Discussion on 'International Cooperation’ - Click here to learn more
  • From 04:00 (UTC+8) - Shakuntala Thilsted will join the closing ceremony of the 'Virtual Global Youth Institute (GYI)’ - Click here to learn more

Looking for something to read while waiting for October?

  • Explore WorldFish’s Gareth Johnstone’s recent blog on placing aquatic foods at the heart of our vision transforming food systems for healthy people and a sustainable planet. 
  • Discover other blogs in the Borlaug blog series written by our WorldFish scientists and partners.

Stay up to date with the latest information by following WorldFish and the hashtag #aquaticfoods join the virtual dialogue on Twitter.

We look forward to your active participation.

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