High-level event: Launching of the Memorandum of Understanding between FAO and WUR (online)

The high-level event will celebrate the longstanding partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR), raise awareness of the new and strengthened areas of cooperation under the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding, and inspire the audience to learn more about FAO and WUR joint efforts to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Fri 8 April 2022

Duration 14:30 – 16:30 CEST

The event will also provide a platform to discuss selected technical areas of collaboration between FAO and WUR, showcase results, and discuss forward-looking opportunities for this partnership.

Keynote speakers

  • FAO Director-General, Mr QU Dongyu
  • President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Professor Louise O. Fresco
  • The Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture, Ambassador Marcel Beukeboom
  • FAO Chief Scientist, Ms Ismahane Elouafi

Event’s setup

The event will start with a high-level segment with keynote speakers, followed by two thematic technical sessions with technical experts from FAO and WUR, and a closing session with FAO Chief Scientist and the President of the Wageningen University & Research Executive Board.