Reaching those left furthest behind: Addressing hunger and poverty in protracted crises

A CFS side event at the 2017 High Level Political Forum

12 July 2017, 13:15 - 14:30 EDT
United Nations HQ, Conference Room 6
New York, USA

Why are protracted crises situations particularly complex to address, and why do they call for an integrated and coordinated response? This event will raise understanding of the need to bring humanitarian assistance and longer-term development efforts together in protracted crises contexts. The CFS Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA) provides policy guidance to governments and all stakeholders to address immediate food security and nutrition needs, strengthen the resilience of agricultural systems and livelihoods and work towards achieving the SDGs.



Stineke Oenema, Coordinator of the United Nations System 

Standing Committee on Nutrition

Welcoming remarks

Lise Gregoire, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands


H. E. Amira Gornass, CFS Chair

Why are protracted crises such an obstacle to sustainable development? 

An interactive presentation

A new way of working: A multi-actor perspective on the CFS-FFA

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria (tbc)

Steven Were Omamo, Deputy Director, Policy and Programme Division, World Food Programme

Mariam Al Jaajaa, General Manager of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature, Civil Society Mechanism to the CFS

Jaine Chisholm Caunt, Private Sector Mechanism to the CFS


Interactive discussion with the floor

Closing remarks

Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General (tbc)