Envisioning a Foods Systems Transformation (Hybrid Format)

The London International Development Centre (LIDC), a consortium of seven University of London institutions that facilitate research and events in international development, in collaboration with Nature Food, the leading international weekly journal of science, are proud to announce our latest event titled: Envisioning Food Systems Transformation.

Set to take place in May 2023, we will bring together key policymakers, researchers, and change-makers who are making a difference in the field of global health and nutrition. At this event, key individuals will present on a subject area of choice and utilise their distinct academic lens to provide the audience with a new understanding on how the public and development practitioners can better support and facilitate the transition agenda.

The event will take place in a hybrid format and will span one day on May 18th at the Foundling Museum in London. In an era demarcated by the triple crises of COVID-19, climate change, and global conflict, interdisciplinarity within academia and policy has become increasingly sought after as a best-practice approach to tackle the systemic issues in food production. By bringing together this unique set of talent with industry leaders, we will show that taking each of these strategies and adopting such an interdisciplinary approach is not only possible, but also critical in enabling more robust evidence-based nutrition policies at the global, regional, and country levels.

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 demands zero hunger by 2030, and to achieve this, it will require the harnessing of knowledge and experience from a variety of sectors. This event will therefore look to align and harmonize actions across sectors and make the case for increased financing for proven nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions. Together with Nature, we aim to bring attention to the need for transformational change in food systems towards achieving the SDGs.

Join us on May 18th, 2023, to envision a future where sustainable and equitable food systems are a reality.

Confirmed Speakers include:

David Nabarro – World Health Organisation

Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki – African Union

Jonathan Oates – United Against Malnutrition

Alberta Sagoe – African Union, Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources

Alok Ranjan – Power of Nutrition

Melissa Pinfeld – Meridian Institute

Laura Wellesley and Tim Benton – Chatham House

Anissa Chand – Nature Food

James Wangu – World Resources Institute (WRI)

Edward Mabaya – Cornell University

Claire Heffernan – LIDC

Lawrence Haddad – GAIN


May 18 2023


10:00 am - 4:30 pm


The Foundling Museum 40 Brunswick Square London WCWC1E 7HT United Kingdom


LIDC and Nature food
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