Co-convened by the World Health Organization and the Working Group on Food Safety - Action Track 1 Food Systems Summit.
The food system summit will discuss necessary transformations by rethinking the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food. Food safety is part of that transformation.
In spite of the public health relevance of food safety, there is no indicator to track progress in this area at the global and national levels. How should our future look like in terms of food safety accountability?
10 min - Introduction by moderator, Dr Francesco Branca.
5 min - Opening remarks by Dr Samira Asma - Assistant Director-General, Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact, World Health Organization (WHO).
5 min Keynote speech by Dr Lawrence Haddad -Chair of the Action Track 1 for UN Food System Summit and Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition.
15 min - Existing regional effort – “Regional perspective in institutionalizing food safety tracking: The Africa Food Safety Index” presentation by Dr Amare Ayalew. Program Manager, Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa, African Union Commission Headquarters, Ethiopia.
10 min - Existing national effort – presentation by Dr Pawan Agarwal Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India.
40 min - Panel discussions
5 min - Closing remarks by Dr Francesco Branca, Director, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO.
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