July 20: Set 4 Food: Energy and Food for Development in Refugee Camps and Informal Settlements will be held at the Cascina Triulza from 10.30 am to 6 pm.
On the occasion of Expo Milan 2015 and the European Year for Development, the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in partnership with Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, organizes an event within the activities of the “Sustainable Energy Technologies for Food Utilisation” (SET4food) project, funded by the European Commission (the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department - ECHO) and run by COOPI, Politecnico di Milano and Fondazione Politecnico di Milano. “Set4Food” has taken into account the combination of food utilization and energy availability in temporary, quasi permanent, and permanent camps and informal settlements.
Two UN representatives from the Rome based agencies will participate in the session on ”The Combination of Energy and Food as a Leverage for the Development of Refugee Camps and Informal Settlements”: Ms Daphné Carliez, SAFE Global Coordinator and Communications Consultant at the Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes Policy and Programme Division, OSZIR, WFP and Mr Andreas Thulstrup of the FAO Energy, Climate and Tenure Division.
Programme available here.
July 22: Food, Agriculture, Post-2015 Agenda: How much Food and Environment Sovereignity is there in the new Sustainable Development Goals to be launche in New York in September?, a workshop organized by the Committee for People’s Expo Milan 2015 (50 Italian no-profit organizations and 14 international networks, www.expodeipopoli.it) and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) at the Cascina Triulza of from 2.30 to 5.30 PM. It is described as a ”mini-conference” between Addis Ababa (13-16 July) and the IGN in New York (20-31 July) that explores the nexus between “fight against poverty and food/agriculture”, featuring a civil debate between the “governative” and “non-governative” positions that can give a complete view of the ongoing negotiations.
The Director of the FAO Agricultural Development Economics Division, Mr Kostas Stamoulis, will participate. Programme available here (in Italian).
July 23, Visit of Queen Letizia of Spain. On the occasion of her visit to the Spain Pavilion, the Queen will participate to a briefing by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which has recentely named her Special Ambassador for Nutrition. Among others, she will also visit Pavilion Zero, one of the fundamental parts of the UN Itinerary.
On 15 June 2015, FAO named Queen Letizia of Spain Special Ambassador for Nutrition in recognition of the her personal commitment to building a world free from hunger and malnutrition, and of Spain's efforts to promote global food and nutritional security. In this regard, the Spain Pavilion at Expo 2015 hosts a UN Space in support of the Zero Hunger Challenge.
This recognition also reflects the Queen's strong interest in scientific research that supports health, education and innovation. As Special Ambassador, Queen Letizia is engaging in raising awareness of global hunger challenges and building public support for hunger eradication.
Queen Letizia was last at FAO for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), held at FAO's Rome headquarters last November, where she also spoke.