Food insecurity, climate change, and violent conflict are trends currently on the rise, risking progress toward the achievement of SDGs.
There is a well-known link and a vicious cycle between food insecurity and conflict, and it is exacerbated by climate change.
Global efforts and solely top-down initiatives have been failing to address these triple challenges, and there are a growing number of calls for increased local action.
Thus, there is a need for a better understanding of the role of local initiatives and organizations in contributing to wider systemic change and how they can be combined, or enabled by, global efforts and stakeholders operating at different scales.
In this session, we will have an honest dialog among actors working from different perspectives and scales on the capacities that are needed for fostering positive cross-scale interactions and relationships that enable local action for more sustainable and just food systems that are conflict and climate-resilient.
Stockholm Resilience Centre, https://www.stockholmresilience.org/
Near East Foundation, https://www.neareast.org/
World Bank, https://www.worldbank.org/en/home
Winrock International, https://winrock.org/