UN Food Systems Summit Lever of Change – Innovation Public Forum

You are invited to exchange ideas on the role of innovation in addressing food systems transformation.

In 2021, the UN Secretary General will convene the Food System Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The Summit includes five Action Tracks on Nutrition, Sustainable Consumption, Nature Positive Production, Livelihoods and Resilience.

During this second Public Forum on the Summit’s Innovation Lever of Change, the work around four focus areas on innovation will be presented by the key panel that will frame the importance of innovation in supporting the Action Tracks and Game-changer propositions, underlining strategic priorities and new key partnerships crucial for the improvement of the future food systems.

The Public Forum will include a panel discussion and a Q&A session with the audience using Slido.com (more info below).


Moderator: Olga Petryniak, Senior Director, Resilience and Food Security, Mercy Corps


Dhanush Dinesh, Head of Partnerships and Outreach, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, CGIAR

David Nabarro, Senior Adviser on Food Systems Summit Dialogues, 4SD

Andrew Bovarnick, Global Head, Green Commodities Programme, United Nations Development Programme

Thule Leneiye, Coordinator, Agriculture Transformation Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Kenya

with Sean de Cleene, Member of the Executive Committee; Head, Food Systems Initiative, World Economic Forum

Get involved

This Public Forum will be live;

Register here on Eventbrite by June 7;

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the Public Forum’s livestream. You will also receive an additional link to slido.com where you can leave your questions and comments to participate in the Q&A.

More information

For any additional information about the Public Forum, get in touch with us via email:





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Jun 07 2021


9:00 am - 10:00 am

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