Financing Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific

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Financing Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific

16 March 2021

The webinar discussed ways to scale up private and public financing to close the large financing gap for food system transformation in the region and determine the role of multilateral development banks towards this transformation.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
16 Mar 2021 Opening Remarks Opening Remarks
Bambang Susantono called for the need to generate global awareness and momentum for rebuilding and improving the food systems that have been...
Bambang Susantono
16 Mar 2021 Keynote Address Keynote Address
Alvaro Lario cited how IFAD helped farmers in transforming agriculture and help eradicate poverty through financing. He highlighted that investments...
Alvaro Lario
16 Mar 2021 Panel Discussion 1 Toward Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific
Yasuyuki Sawada emphasized that COVID-19 reversed the gain in food security, highlighting the need for developing Asia to build back the food...
Yasuyuki Sawada
16 Mar 2021 Panel Discussion 1 World Bank: Scaling up Investments in Food Systems Transformation
Dina Umali-Deininger discussed the different challenges, opportunities, and visions for the food system in the East and Asia Pacific. She also...
Dina Umali-Deininger
16 Mar 2021 Panel Discussion 2 Panel Discussion
Lee Ann Jackson shared the need for policy dialogues, data and evidence, and institutional reforms to transform food systems. She cited OECD...
Lee Ann Jackson
16 Mar 2021 Lead Speaker Financing Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Asia and the Pacific
In his presentation, Kevin Chen shared how sustainable and resilient food systems can be an effective instrument to address ADB’s operational...
Kevin Chen
16 Mar 2021 Panel Discussion 3 Panel Discussion
Shenggen Fan shared that good infrastructure, government actions, and the spirit of working together contributed to increasing food system resilience...
Shenggen Fan, Martin Lemoine, Jessica Fanzo
16 Mar 2021 Closing Remarks Closing Remarks
Suzanne Gaboury emphasized that public and private sectors must work together to build a resilient and sustainable food system. Under the guiding...
Suzanne Gaboury

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