Independent Dialogue about Food Systems in Cities of Latin America, organized on the processes of UN Food Systems Summit that will happen in September. The Latin American dialogue reunited more than 140 people from 50 cities of 11 countries. The event was a result of the cooperation between the global offices of ICLEI and FAO.
1. One position paper about the food system in cities of Latin America, pointing to challenges faced by the cities and their demands.
2. One event with participation of 140 representants of organizations from 50 cities of 11 countries
Measured, quantitative outcomes / project impact
Objectives: ● To highlight the role that local governments are playing in improving their urban food systems as well as identify key food systems challenges, opportunities and priorities
● To generate discussions, action and commitments from local governments on food systems reforms to achieve the SDGs and the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. These will feed into the UNFSS processes such as game changing solutions (“actionable messages”)
● To connect these dialogues with the national UNFSS Member States Summit Dialogues and involve Ministries as well as other strategic stakeholders working with the cities (e.g. UN bodies, organizations with consolidated work track on food with respective cities).
● Where possible, register some of the Multi-stakeholder Food Dialogues in the format of the UNFSS Independent Summit Dialogues.
● To achieve a lasting collaboration on urban food systems and strengthen the CITYFOOD engagement platform and draw in key stakeholders to continuously support and elevate the voices of cities in regional and international fora.