Register for 'Strengthening the policy innovation capacity of food systems: how to engage in the science-policy interface?' event on 22 November 2021


The Tropical Agriculture Platform Secretariat, hosted by FAO, is glad to invite you to attend the following side event:
'Strengthening the policy innovation capacity of food systems: how to engage in the science-policy interface?' set for 22 November 2021 from 10:30 to 12:30 CET. The event is organized by the European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (Agrinatura), the DeSIRA-LIFT project, the Directorate-General for International Partnerships of the European Commission (DG INTPA) and the DeSIRA initiative.

Objective and Expected Outcomes:
It is now widely acknowledged that food systems need to transform across the globe to better serve societal needs and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Many call for new paradigms and multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop new knowledge and support innovation that can result in systemic change.
The science-policy interface is a key component of the innovation capacity of a food system. In this side event, various stakeholders will reflect on their experiences with various science policy interfaces and share their lessons learnt on questions such as:
•    What capacities are needed to address policy issues and engage with policy makers?
•    How to develop interactions between research and policy?
•    What is the right level of interaction with policy makers?

10:30-10:45 CET
Opening remarks |  Ismahane Elouafi, FAO Chief Scientist
Welcome | Helena Posthumus (Agrinatura / WUR, DeSIRA-LIFT)

10:45-11:00 CET
Keynote presentation: Engaging successfully in the science-policy interface: the case of viticulture in France | Jean-Marc Touzard (INRAe)

11:00-11:05 CET

11:05-11:50 CET
Panel: science-policy interface | Koffi Alinon (CIRAD), Selvaraju Ramasamy (FAO), Kwaku Antwi (FARA), Guy Faure (DG INTPA)

Poll: Science-policy interface challenges and opportunities

Facilitated discussion

12:20-12:30 CET
Closing remarks | Christophe Larose (DG INTPA)

Interested participants can register here.