Virtual Dialogue: Parliamentary action for gender equality and resilient food systems in response to COVID19

Join parliamentarians from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean in a virtual dialogue to discuss the gender implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security and nutrition.
This webinar is the first in a series which aims to enhance the role of parliamentarians in mitigating the gender-differentiated impacts of COVID-19 on food systems. It is organized by FAO in collaboration with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Oxfam.  
The virtual dialogue will offer a unique opportunity for parliamentarians from around the world to reflect on their role in tackling the COVID-19 crisis. Participants will share examples of good practices in terms of gender-responsive policy measures undertaken in their respective regions to reinforce food security and food systems. The discussion will enhance parliamentarians' actions on the implementation of policies and legislation for empowering women in agriculture and food systems during COVID-19 and beyond. 
  • Francine Picard, Policy officer, IISD
  • Abebe Haile Gabriel, Assistant Director General and Regional Representative for Africa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Tacko Ndiaye, Gender Senior Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Dr. Siga Fatima Jagne, Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  • Hon. Jario Flores, General Coordinator of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean 
  • Soraya Rodriguez, Member of the EU Parliamentary Alliance against hunger and malnutrition
  • Ana Regina Segura Martínez : Head of unit for rural development, food and nutrition – AECID (Spanish Cooperation Agency for International Cooperation and Development)
  • Hon. Monica Eva Copa, President of the Senate, Bolivia 
  • Hon. Mathias Kasamba, Chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, tourism and natural resource,  East African Legislative Assembly
  • Hon. Teresa Cálix Raudales, Honduran representatives and Coordinator of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger in Mesoamerica 
  • Hon. Abdoulaye Vilane, Chairperson of the ECOWAS Network of Parliamentarians on Gender equality, responsible investment in agriculture and food security
  • Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The event will be moderated by Marcela Villareal, Director of the Division of Partnerships, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Practical information:
Date and time: 18 June 2020 - 16:00 PM 18:30 CET (Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna) 
Please use the link below to register and attend the meeting:  
Join the discussion on social media with the hahstag: #ParliamentAction2020
Simultaneous translation into French, Portuguese, English, and Spanish will be available.