CFS 44 Side Event
Delivering on the SDGs by focusing on gender equality and women's empowerment and leadership for better food security and nutrition for all
Wednesday, October 11, 13:00 to 14:30
Iraq Room (Bldg A/B 2nd Flr)
The side-event will focus on women’s empowerment as key to achieving not only Goal 5 but also Goal 2 on Zero Hunger and the broader Agenda 2030. The side-event aims at being an opportunity to follow up on the High-Level Forum on Women’s Empowerment taking place on September 25, 2017. The promotion of a common understanding of how achieving gender equality and women's empowerment for the attainment of all Sustainable Development Goals - especially SDG 2, SDG 5 and SDG 17- as well as the strengthening of synergies among these goals in policy and programme frameworks for countries will be of utmost importance to ensure the rapid achievement of the Agenda 2030.
The event will promote women’s leadership and voice and demonstrate that gender equality is a prerequisite towards achieving all SDGs. The event will showcase specific examples of projects and partnerships that are working towards this goal, such as the role of women in farmers’ organizations. One such example is a program managed by IFAD and funded by the European Union that aims at connecting European farmers and farmer organizations with developing countries’ farmer organizations in a “farmer to farmer” training model.