GAIN will be attending The World Economic Forum (WEF), an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. They have a number of partners across the public and private sectors, international organisations and academic institutions.

GAIN's mission is striving for Healthier Diets for All, especially the most vulnerable in society. WEF provides a global, impartial and not-for-profit platform for meaningful connection between stakeholders to establish trust, and provide discussions for progress. At a time of heightened turbulence and uncertainty (The Three C's of Covid, Climate and Conflict) , WEF is instrumental to provide deeper insight into the interconnected issues we face today, serve as a platform for meaningful connection between GAIN and stakeholders to establish trust, and build structured public-private initiatives for cooperation and progress. 

GAIN will take part in:

Food Systems Transformation and Climate Change: Collaborative Action and Measuring Success
Ice Stadion Davos, Tuesday, 16 January, 2024, 09:15-11:45 CET

Since the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, there's a global urgency for sustainable, resilient food systems, heightened by issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, climate change, and growing inequalities. Food systems are major contributors to pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity loss. Integrating food systems strategies into national policies is essential, focusing on nutrition, health, economic growth, and climate action. A Technical Collaboration Collaborative was established to support this initiative, aligning efforts and tracking progress. The private sector plays a crucial role in this transformation, with progress assessments including the sustainability of the agri-food industry. The focus is on collaborative, sustainable food system initiatives, measuring transformation progress, and the interplay between food systems and climate policy. Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of GAIN will be part of an expert panel, talking about operationalising global efforts, implementing the UNFSS and Emirates Declaration commitments, and evaluating progress from different stakeholders' viewpoints.

More information on the events can be found here

Movers and Shakers in Transformation: How Sustainable Business Models are Delivering on Africa’s Climate and Food Agenda
Ocean Room, Tuesday, 16 January, 2024, 12:30-14:00 CET

Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of GAIN will be speaking on how COP28 was a key milestone in mobilising support, commitment, and resources for a sustainable transformation of Africa’s food systems. Targeted investments in Africa’s food systems have the potential to catalyse the delivery on SDG targets and the region’s climate action agenda. Critical is the mobilisation and execution of viable business models and interventions that build climate resilience,  enhance food security on the continent, whilst creating dignified employment for the millions of Africans entering the labour market each year.

In this session he will reflect on the business models, partnerships and investments that are delivering on the nexus of Africa’s food systems, climate action and job creation agenda.

The livestream of this event can be viewed here