WUR 100yearsWUR Conference: Monitoring & Evaluation for Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems

How can monitoring and evaluation support the transition towards inclusive and sustainable food systems?
3-4 April 2019 | WICC, Wageningen | WUR - CDI Conference

Sustainable Development Goals Agenda & Food Systems
In order to deliver on the 2030 SDG-Agenda, we need to improve on the performance of food systems. Better understanding of and support for inclusive and sustainable food systems is needed for improved food systems. What effective role should monitoring and evaluation play in this? New evaluation approaches need to be developed to cope with the dynamic and complex nature of food systems, which feature multiple perspectives, multiple levels, multiple actors with multiple goals operating in multiple sectors.

Key conference questions
The main question of our conference is:
- How should and can monitoring and evaluation support the transition towards inclusive and sustainable food systems?
Sub-questions:
- What should be the consequences of monitoring and evaluation of food systems?
- How should M&E support food system change, in all its multiple levels, with actors in multiple sectors with multiple incentives and goals?
- How should M&E also engage with and assist the inevitable trade-offs between competing and perhaps contradictory consequences?

Keynote speakers
Key speakers on our conference are a.o. Ruerd Ruben (Research Coordinator Food Security, Value Chains & Impact Analysis at Wageningen University & Research), Paulina Bizotto Molina (Policy officer, ECDPM), Inge Brouwer (Associate Professor at the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University) and Irene Guijt (tbc; Head of Research and Publishing at Oxfam Great Britain).

Understanding inclusive & sustainable food systems
The conference will be a working conference, where space is created to share, dialogue and co-create, so as to connect different perspectives, models and experiences on M&E that support inclusive and sustainable food systems. We will use a systems perspective and methods for pulling together ideas generated in the conference. This conference builds on the WUR SDG conference focusing on SDG2 and SDG 17, building alliances between different partners that work towards inclusive and sustainable food systems, where M&E can and should play a crucial supportive role.

Details and information
WUR - CDI Conference | Monitoring and Evaluation for Inclusive and Sustainable Food Systems

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