Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
Type of Dialogue
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The Fiji National Dialogue for Action Track 5 was curated by the Fiji Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and led by the Fiji Convenor, the Permanent Secretary for Agriculture, Mr Ritesh Dass. Technical support for the curation of the dialogue was provided by the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) offices in Suva, Fiji. Recognizing and observing the UNFSS Principles of Engagement, a series of highly consultative, inclusive, preparatory meetings were held in the lead-up to the dialogue with key government ministries and partners such as the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development and Disaster Management, the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Agriculture as the national Convenor. The preparatory meetings developed the dialogue agenda, framed questions and topics for discussion, developed a group reporting template to focus and guide group discussions and identified themes for discussion across three strands (i) Economic Resilience (Being Equitable and Inclusive) (ii) Social Resilience (Producing Broad Based Benefits for all people) (iii) Environmental Resilience (Generating Positive and Regenerative Impacts on the Natural Environment). The Action Track 5 dialogue was chaired by the Fiji Ministry of Rural Development & Maritime Development and Disaster Management and officially opened by its Permanent Secretary, Mr David Kolitagane. The preparatory meetings highlighted the Summit’s Principles of Engagement and ensured that they were understood and incorporated into the format of the dialogue agenda and the identification of participants. In advance before the meeting, participants were sent a URL to register online where they were required to read and agree to the Principles before being able to register. This ensured that everyone read and understood the Principles and committed to the SDGs before participating in the Dialogue. Expected number of stakeholders would be more than 100 people which will participate in the Dialogue from diverse, multi stakeholder backgrounds consisting of government ministries, civil society, international and regional agencies (including UN agencies), academia and other key actors as evidenced by the participants listing and data.