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CFS 43 17-21 October 2016, FAO, Rome, Italy


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Video Message from the UN Secretary-General for CFS43, 17-21 October 2016

Monday 17th October - 18.00 - 19.30

Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition: What Roles for Livestock?


RBAs Special Event “Inclusive Value Chains for Sustainable Agriculture and Scaled Up Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes”

Presentation: Sustainable Food Value Chains for Nutrition: A common framework

Gerda Verburg Moderator: Gerda Verburg, Coordinator, SUN Movement
Franklin Charpantier Franklin Charpantier, Director of the Secretary for Sectoral Planning on Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica
Poorva Pandya Poorva Pandya, Head of Agri Business Development, Export Trading Group
Laila Mokadem Laila Mokadem, African Development Bank
Mamadou Goita Mamadou Goita, Executive Director, Institute for Research and the Promotion of Alternatives in Development (IRPAD/Afrique), Bamako, Mali
Coming Soon RBAs staff (tbc)

Tuesday 18th October 15.00

Connecting Smallholders to Markets

Civil Society Mechanism Analytical Guide - English French Spanish

Wednesday 19th October - 10.00 - 13.00

Monitoring the Implementation of CFS decisions and recommendations: Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure - Global Thematic Event

Gregory Myers Moderator:Gregory Myers, Lead Land Administration Specialist, Africa Regional Coordinator, World Bank
Juan Manuel Londoño Juan Pablo Diaz Granados Pinedo, Vice Minister of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Colombia
Naseegh Jaffer Naseegh Jaffer, General Secretary, World Forum of Fisher Peoples and Coordinatorof the Civil Society mechanism Monitoring Working Group
John Young Simpson John Young Simpson, Director of Agribusiness of Duxton Asset Management
Ali Mohamed Camara Ali Mohamed Camara, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Food Security, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Food Security, Senegal
Ir. Wiratno Ir. Wiratno, M.Sc, Director of Social Forestry Preparation, Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia

Thursday 20th October - 10.00 - 13.00

Forum on Urbanization, Rural Transformation and Implications for Food Security and Nutrition

Corinna Hawkes Moderator: Corinna Hawkes, Professor of Food Policy/Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University London
Preeti Ahuja Preeti Ahuja,Sector Manager, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank
Fernando Correa Peláez Fernando Correa Peláez, General Counsel to the Mayor of Medellín, Colombia
Cecilia Tacoli Cecilia Tacoli, Principal Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Bernard Lehmann Bernard Lehmann, Secretary of State for Agriculture, Switzerland
Jiama Nango Dembele Niama Nango Dembele, PhD, Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Mali
Christiane Araujo Costa Christiane Araujo Costa, Food and nutrition security coordinator, Instituto Polis – Sao Paolo, Brazil

Friday 21st October - 10.00 - 13.00

From Agreement to Action Towards Implementing the 2030 Agenda: Learning from the First Volunteer National Reviews

Summary: CFS 43 2016: Special Event: From Agreement to Action towards implementing the 2030 Agenda
Willem Olthof Opening Remarks: Willem Olthof, OEWG-SDG Chair, EU
David Nabarro Moderator: David Nabarro, Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN

Panel 1: Leveraging existing institutional structures and legal frameworks to domesticate the SDGs

Amr Mostafa Kamal Helmy
H.E. Amr Mostafa Kamal Helmy, Egypt
Diego Alonso Simancas Gutierrez Diego Alonso Simancas Gutierrez, Director General Adjunto para Asuntos Económicos y Sociales, de la Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, Mexico
Gunnvor Berge Gunnvor Berge, Senior advisor, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Valerie Nicolas Valerie Nicolas, International cooperation expert at Régions de France, UCLG

Panel 2: Integrating the 3 dimensions of sustainable development, and the 17 indivisible SDGs, with country priorities for food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture

Coming soon Sylvie Lemmet, Director for European and International Affairs with the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea, France
Xie Jianmin Xie Jianmin, Deputy Representative of P.R.China to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, China
Arne Cartridge Arne Cartridge, Special Adviser on Sustainable Development and Head of Global Initiatives at Yara International, Psm
Rob Vos Rob Vos, ESA Director, FAO, on behalf of the Rome-based Agencies

Panel 3: Together: creating ownership of the 2030 Agenda for the people, through all levels of collaboration

Sirpa Sarlio-Lähteenkorva Sirpa Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
CVeronica Cristina Vargas Román Veronica Cristina Vargas Román, Nutrition, Food Security and Sovereignty Specialist, Ministry of Health, Ecuador
Bernard Lehmann Bernard Lehmann, State Secretary for Agriculture, Switzerland
Taina Hedman Taina Hedman, CSM

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