FAO Side Event Digital Council: Towards the establishment of an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture
- Time: Thursday, 16 January 2020, 4:00 pm – 05:30 pm
- Location: Room M4-M5
- Languages: English, German
- Organiser: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
During the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2019, 74 Agriculture Ministers and high level representatives from international organizations called the FAO, in consultation with stakeholders including the World Bank, the African Development Bank, IFAD, OECD, WTO, ITU, OIE and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) to draft a concept for considering the establishment of an international Digital Council for Food and Agriculture (refer as Digital Council) that will:
- advise governments and other relevant actors;
- drive the exchange of ideas and experiences and
- help everyone harness the opportunities presented by digitalization.
In this side event, we will present, discuss and validate the Concept Note for establishing an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture, which has been developed by the FAO and the stakeholders mentioned above and is based on the GFFA 2019 Final Communiqué.We will present the specific areas and functions of the Council that were developed through an open and inclusive consultation with multi-stakeholders and organisations. What should be the role and task of the Council? Which legal form will the Council take? How will it be governed? What working approach will it take? What impact will it have? We want to discuss these questions with you and propose a roadmap for the establishment of a fully operational Digital Council.
George Rapsomanikis Senior EconomistFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)