CFS 46 Side Event
Partnering for Change: Multistakeholder Partnerships and CFS
Thursday, October 17, 18:00 to 19:30
Mexico Room, FAO
There has never been a higher need to tackle the challenges of zero hunger and sustainable agriculture.
The side event will discuss new multistakeholder partnerships being built and announced in the context of the CFS. CFS is one of the largest convenings on food security and nutrition and this is the opportunity to drive action on the issues which are discussed each year at CFS.
The event will be in ENGLISH ONLY.
“Multistakeholder Partnerships and improve food security and nutrition in the framework of the 2030 Agenda.”
A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.
The criticality of partnerships has been gaining recognition in the context of development strategies and international policy-making. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular, SDG 17, calls for a revitalized and enhanced global partnership, that brings together governments, civil society, the private sector, the UN system, and other actors, and mobilizes all available resources to achieve the SDGs ambitious targets.
Given the critical need for cross-sectoral and holistic approaches, pooling together the resources, knowledge and expertise of different stakeholders in the achievement of food security and nutrition, this side event will aim to encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Principles for Successful Partnerships for Impact
- Establish a shared vision and values
- Seek innovation and transformational change to achieve impact:
- Be relevant
- Ensure the partnership is mutually beneficial
- Embrace diversity, ensure complementarity
- Be inclusive and equitable
- Set goals and concrete targets
- Establish clear roles and responsibilities
- Be honest and transparent
- Be pragmatic and open to compromise
- Be flexible and dynamic
- Assess progress regularly
Welcome and Introduction to the discussion
Vincent Doumeizel, Lloyd’s Register
Moderated Q & A on the best practices for multistakeholder partnerships