Indigenous peoples

Facilitator: Yasmina Bouziane, Deputy Director, Office of Communications, FAO

12:30- 12:35  Spiritual ceremony

12:35- 13:00  High-level remarks

  • QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO
  • Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and the Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • Anne Nuorgam, Sámi people, Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • H.E. Aksel Jakobsen, State Secretary of International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • High level government representative from the United States of America (TBC)
  • H.E. Alexandra Bugailiskis, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the FAO, Canada and Chair of the informal Group of Friends for Indigenous Peoples in Rome
  • Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General, FAO

13:00- 13:03 Video display 

  • Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen: The importance of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems in the World

13:03 - 13:13 The importance of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems series: From the McGill-FAO collaboration book to the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems

  • Professor Harriet V. Kuhnlein, Professor Emerita of Human Nutrition at McGill University and Founding Director, Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE) 
  • Professor Barbara A. Burlingame, Professor (adjunct) of Public Health Nutrition and Food Systems, Massey University, Former Chief in the FAO Nutrition Division.

13:13 - 13:28 Presentation of the publication: ¨Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the front line of climate change”

  • Yon Fernández-de-Larrinoa, Chief, Indigenous Peoples Unit and Co-Coordinator of the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems, FAO
  • Edmond Dounias, Research Director, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) 

13:28 - 13:35 Presentation of the methodology and field work

  • Gennifer Meldrum, Food Environment and Consumer Behavior Lever, Alliance of Bioversity International and the Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) 
  • Anne Brunel, Indigenous Peoples’ food systems specialist, Indigenous Peoples Unit, FAO

13:35 - 13:38 Video display

  • Food system of the Melanesian people in Baniata, Solomon Islands

13:38 - 14:08 Indigenous Peoples and field experts speaking about the profiles 

Facilitator: Phrang Roy, Khasi people, The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (TIP) 

  • Bhogtoram Mawroh, Khasi people, North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) - Khasi food system, India  
  • Tero Mustonen, Snowchange Cooperative - Inari Sámi food system, Finland
  • Aboubacrine Ag Mohamed Mitta Iyor Ag Hamama, Réseau des Peuples Pasteurs du Sahel RPPS -Kel Tamasheq food system, Mali.
  • Liseth Escobar Aucu, Fundación Omacha - Tikuna, Cocama and Yagua food system, Colombia 

14:08 - 14:18 The way forward: Systemic approaches from Indigenous Peoples

  • Tania Eulalia Martinez CruzAyuukjä'äy people, member of the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems, Greenwich University (TBC)
  • Máximo Torero Cullen, Chief Economist, FAO  

14:18 - 14:25      Questions & Answers

  • Facilitator: Inka Saara Arttijeff, Indigenous Peoples Unit, FAO

14:25 - 14:30      Closing remarks

Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships and UN Collaboration