Independent Dialogues

These are locally driven and adaptable to various contexts, convened by individuals or organizations independently of national authorities but with the opportunity to formally connect into the Summit process through an official feedback mechanism. These will offer opportunities for all citizens to engage directly in proposing pathways towards sustainable food systems, exploring new ways of working together and encouraging collaborative action.

If you are interested in becoming an Independent Dialogue Convenor or have been invited to take part in a Dialogue we invite you to:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the relevant roles: Dialogue Convenor, Dialogue Curator, Dialogue Facilitator and Dialogue Participant.
  2. If you would like to be a Convenor, please download and read the Convenors Reference Manual and the Independent Dialogues Handbook.
  3. Explore Dialogues to see learn about the other Dialogues taking place
  4. Register for the Take Part Zone to see if there are training sessions to participate in
  5. When you are ready to start organizing your Dialogue including announcing it publicly and inviting Curators, Facilitators and Participants, you can do so in the “Your Dialogues” section of the c Take Part Zone..
  6. After your Dialogue event, complete the Official Feedback Form so your outcomes contribute to the Food Systems Summit!

Key Resources

Synthesis Reports

Synthesis reports of Independent Dialogues are prepared by the Blue Marble Evaluation global network. Based on the Official Feedback Forms submitted by Independent Convenors, the syntheses present a generative and illustrative set of emerging themes. They are shared with all workstreams of the Summit (Action Tracks, independent Scientific Group, Levers of Change, network of Champions, leadership of the Summit) to contribute to the preparation of the pre-Summit and Summit.

  • April 2021: The first Independent Dialogue Synthesis Report, based on the initial 17 feedback forms. (English)