Catalyzing Food Systems Transformations: The Food Systems Window of the UN Joint SDG Fund
Wednesday, 26th July, 11:30-12:30
The Food Systems Window of the Joint SDG Fund, aligned with current efforts to build a more inclusive financial system, offers a unique opportunity to boost national food systems transformations steered by Governments in the follow-up to their commitments to the UN Food Systems Summit and to set in motion the operationalization of their national pathways with relevant actors from the national and global ecosystem of support. This high-level advocacy moment will provide the opportunity to propose practical ways forward for the Joint SDG Fund Window on Food Systems and for mobilizing partnerships that drive complex, interrelated systemic transformations.
Access to financing for transforming food systems is the single most urgent need flagged by National Convenors since the Summit, together with continued UN Country Team support and leadership. The Food Systems Window Investment Strategy anticipates USD 350 million over 5 years of catalytic funding to facilitate national cross-sectoral food systems leadership and multistakeholder implementation. Considering the fund’s catalytic role, including for SDG finance, strategic collaboration with national, regional and global actors of the food systems finance architecture, from domestic budget holders to multilateral banks and programmes, and private sector investors, will be of critical importance.
The session will focus on the following questions:
- What is the Food Systems Window comparative advantage to drive rapid implementation of national food systems pathways that accelerates the SDGs?
- How can it foster greater alignment of the ecosystem of support, and in particular, food systems finance actors, to deliver on the SDG Summit commitments and the consensus for a new international financial architecture?
The Food Systems Window will provide catalytic funding for the implementation of national food systems pathways that accelerate the SDGs through multisectoral action engaging the broader ecosystem. The session is expected to contribute to addressing funding and financing, strategic partnerships with the private sector, and seeking solutions for sustained progress on food systems transformations.
Mr. Mohamed Manssouri
Director, Investment Centre at FAO
H.E. Ms. Amina J. Mohammed
UN Deputy Secretary-General
H.E. Ms. Jhenifer Mojica
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Republic of Colombia
H.E. Mr. Redouwane Ag Mohamed Ali
Minister Commissioner for Food Security, Republic of Mali
Ms. Vivi Yulaswati
Deputy Minister for Marine Affairs and Natural Resources, Republic of Indonesia
H.E. Mr. Muhammad Al Jasser
Chairman, Islamic Development Bank Group
Ms. Hassatou N’sele
Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, African Development Bank Group
Mr. Roy Steiner
Senior Vice-President, Rockefeller Foundation - Food initiative
Mr. Michael Keller
Chair, International Agri-Food Network and Private Sector Mechanism to the UN Committee on World Food Security
Ms. Cindy McCain
Executive Director of WFP