Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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The UN Food Systems Summit is part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, all of which rely on healthier, more sustainable, more equitable food systems.
Measuring success in complex, interrelated systems is difficult. We need cutting-edge evidence, science, and research to help us understand how to effectively monitor and evaluate food systems transformation to ensure our interventions are creating positive change towards the SDGs.
This two-part dialogue will first convene stakeholders: the private sector, government agencies, and other practitioners to discuss challenges and evidence gaps in monitoring and evaluation for food systems transformation.
The second dialogue will convene researchers and scientists to discuss those identified gaps, areas for elaboration in research, and how to ensure systems-level monitoring and evaluation.
- Share the innovative ways that stakeholders are monitoring food systems transformation worldwide at all levels of the system, from production to consumption and everything in between.
- Identify critical gaps and challenges where stakeholders need new evidence or science to more effectively track progress against food system transformation goals.
- Identify synergies among data used for monitoring and evaluation in different components of the food system.
- What evidence or information are you missing that you need to effectively track progress towards food systems transformation in your work?
- What barriers are preventing those evidence gaps from being filled?
- What do we need to develop more systemic, food systems-wide monitoring and evaluation processes?
- There have been a lot of events and conversations around metrics in the equity of food systems. In your experience, who is often considered an expert and whose knowledge/data is valued? Whose perspectives might be missing, and what does this mean for a transformational agenda?
The sessions will consist of a panel discussion followed by breakout groups.