SDG-Conference: Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for impact

SDG-Conference: Towards Zero Hunger Partnerships for impact

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is proud to organize the SDG conference 'Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for Impact' which takes place on 30-31 August 2018 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

The conference brings together key stakeholders to discuss their views and contributions for achieving the SDGs, and to take action towards reaching the targets and partnerships. The conference centres around Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG2) and create partnerships (SDG17).

DATE: 30 & 31 AUGUST 2018

Conference themes

During the conference, presentations, workshops and dialogues will be organised on three topics:

1. Evidence base for healthy, sustainable and inclusive food systems

Identify specific needs for multi-disciplinary indicators, methods
and approaches that support the development of healthy sustainable
and inclusive food systems

2. Synergies and trade-offs between SDGs

Findings ways to identify synergies and address trade-offs within
and between SDG2 and other SDGs

3. Governance and SDGs

Explore new alliances for food security and showcase diversity
in food governance

The final session is entitled ‘Food system transformation pathways to achieve the SDGs’. In this session food system transformation pathways towards reaching the SDGs will be discussed. Our aim is to connect the aspirational nature of the goals to tangible actions and work in practice.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and underlying targets are interdependent. SDG2 Zero Hunger, is strongly related to other goals and underlying targets like SDG1 Zero poverty, SDG3 Health, SDG6 Water, SDG11 Urbanisation, SDG12 Sustainable consumption, SDG13 climate action, and SDG14 and 15 Life on land and water. Understanding the different interactions among SDGs and their targets is key to unlock their full potential at multiple-scales, and to ensure progress in some areas is not made at the expense of others.

Local Solutions

To reach zero hunger, new sustainable, inclusive and resilient food systems matching local needs and circumstances and taking into account higher scale-levels conditions are required. Designing and promoting such solutions requires the involvement of all parties that are playing a role in the food system, i.e. governments, research, industry, civil society, and financial institutions. It asks for the application of transdisciplinary and multi-actor approaches to co-innovation and co-investment.

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