Food Systems Community of Practice launched by SUN Civil Society Network
On 7 December 2022, the SUN Civil Society Network (CSN) launched its very first Food Systems Community of Practice. This launch was a direct follow-up from the Virtual Assembly earlier in the year, which established Food Systems as one of the priority advocacy topics for the CSN.
This first meeting had strong attendance with about 25 very engaged participants joining from more than a dozen countries across the Network, including from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Peru, Ecuador, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Somalia, Senegal, Benin, Kyrgyzstan and more.
The scope of the Food Systems Community of Practice will extend from local food systems to impacts and trends related to climate change, food safety, conflicts, production/consumption patterns, imports and global trade, etc. It was decided that meetings will be held bimonthly and will be dedicated to exploring two case studies from a given region, discussing best practices, support needs and sharing lessons-learned with one another in the process. Other SUN Networks will be invited to listen in and share their own experiences as well. The next meeting will take place in February with a presentation from Nepal and Sri Lanka.
To participate in meetings of the Food Systems Community of Practice, contact B.Rehbinder@savethechildren.org.uk.