CSM Side events proposals for CFS 44 were approved!

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Tuesday 10 of October 2017 18.00-19.30 Philippines Room

Building C Flr 2 (Languages: EN/ES/FR)

Reclaiming healthy and sustainable diets as a public good.

Public policies and investments on nutrition as critical instruments to guarantee human rights and redress the livelihoods, environmental, health and fiscal implications of food systems (CSM Working Group on Nutrition). 

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Moderator: Stefano Prato, Society for International Development, Technical Facilitator of the Nutrition Working Group of the Civil Society Mechanism


  • Marité Alvarez, World Alliance for Mobile Indigenous Peoples (WAMIP), Member of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism
  • Cecilia Rocha, Lead Author of the Health Report, IPES-Food

Interactive Discussion Round Table. With the participation of:

  • Lorena Rodríguez, Head of Food and Nutrition Department, Ministry of Health of Chile
  • Pierfrancesco Sacco, Permanent Representative of Italy to FAO, IFAD and WFP
  • Khaled El Taweel, Alternate Permanent Representative of Egypt to FAO, IFAD and WFP and Chair of the CFS OEWG on Nutrition
  • Isabel Álvarez, Urgenci Global Network, Member of the Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism

Wednesday 11 of October 2017  08.30-10.00 Iran Room

Building B Flr 1 (Languages: EN/ES/FR)

Women’s roles and rights in situations of food crises, famines and conflict. 

How can the international community, particularly the CFS, better respond to food crises and emergencies? How to strengthen women’s rights and struggles in the midst of crises and conflict? (CSM Working Group on Women and CSM Working Group on Protracted Crisis and CSM Working Group on Food Crisis)

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Moderator: Fernanda Tansini, Alternate of the Permanent Representation of Brasil to FAO, WFP, IFAD


  • Hilal Elver – UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Turkey
  • Azra Sayeed – International Women’s Alliance, Pakistan
  • Mariam Aljaajaa – Arab Network for Food Sovereignty, Jordania/Líbano
  • Maria Teresa Alvarez – WAMIP, Argentina
  • Adwoa Sakyi – IUF, Ghana

Thursday 12 of October 2017 18.00-19.30 Philippines Room

Building C Flr 2 (Languages: EN/ES/FR)

Global Hearing of the Landless. 

How to effectively secure and institutionalize the Land Rights of the Landless Poor? (CSM Landless Constituency)

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Moderator: Mohamed Alsalimiya, Land Research Centre, Palestine


  • Ambassador Amira Gornass, Chair of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
  • Jamal Al-Talab, Land Research Centre, Palestine (Coordinator of CSM Landless Constituency)
  • Rhoda Gueta, Asian Peasant Coalition,  Philippines (Coordinator of CSM Landless Constituency)
  • Salete Carolo, Movimiento de los Trabajadores Rurales Sin Tierra, Brasil
  • Justus Lavi Mwololo, Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum, Kenya

Friday 13 of October 2017 8.30-10.00 Red Room

Building A Flr 1 (Languages: EN/ES/FR)

Agribusiness Mega-Mergers’ Threat to World Food Security.

Updates, scenarios and how the CFS can respond (Facilitated by ETC) 

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Opening Remarks: H.E. Ambassador Amira Gornass, CFS Chair and Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the UN Agencies in Rome

Moderator:  Martin Drago, CSM


  • Pat Mooney, ETC Group
  • Olivia Yambi, Co-Chair, IPES – Food


  • H.E. Hinrich Thölken, Ambassador of Germany, Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome
  • Ramona Duminicioiu, Ecoruralis/ European Coordination Via Campesina

Closing Summary/Comments: Neth Daño, ETC Group, Philippines


Friday 13 of October 2017 13.00-14.30 Lebanon Room 

Building D Flr 2 (Languages: EN/ES/FR)

Visions for the CFS 2022.

How do we envision the CFS in 5 years? What are the ways to get there? (CSM Working Group on Global Food Governance) 

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