Global Forumon Food Securityand NutritionLinking practice to policy through      online consultations“Have your say where ...
The FSN ForumThe Forum is an online tool for knowledgesharing on food security and nutritionAims:• Better and more informe...
About the Forum    The Forum in numbers    •Founded in 2007    •4500 Members from 170 countries    •88 Online discussions ...
Structure of Membership     Africa 24%             Technical cooperation 2%                            Government 9%     A...
Partners & Affiliated Networks
Activities / services offered• Online discussions  - Nurturing the community, exchanging    knowledge , finding solutions•...
How a Forum Discussion Works    1.   Interested Member/ Team contacts FSN Forum    2.   Topic note and questions are devel...
Post 2015 Development Agenda         The consultation is part of the global consultative process, which         aims to id...
CFS Global Strategic Framework (GSF)              In August 2011 the Committee on World Food Security (CFS)              t...
High Level Panel of Experts of the CFS                The CFS asked the HLPE to prepare studies on: Climate Change, Price ...
Regional consultations carried out by                  the FSN Forum                                                      ...
Online discussions     that make a difference     This special publication showcases some of the FSN Forum’s     most sign...
“For me the most interesting thing about theForum is the way in which members are invited  to participate towards solution...
For further information contact us at:     fsn-moderator@fao.org     and visit our website:     www.fao.org/fsnforum14
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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition - Linking practice to policy through online consultations

  1. 1. Global Forumon Food Securityand NutritionLinking practice to policy through online consultations“Have your say where it matters” www.fao.org/fsnforum
  2. 2. The FSN ForumThe Forum is an online tool for knowledgesharing on food security and nutritionAims:• Better and more informed food security governanceprocesses at global, national and regional level•Increased understanding and recognition of Food andNutrition Security as part of the global policy agenda•Incorporation of a wider number of stakeholders viewsinto food security governance and drafting processes.•Support of innovative thinking and multidisciplinaryapproaches.
  3. 3. About the Forum The Forum in numbers •Founded in 2007 •4500 Members from 170 countries •88 Online discussions •9Thematic consultations Languages Website available in English, French and Spanish. Comments accepted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish3
  4. 4. Structure of Membership Africa 24% Technical cooperation 2% Government 9% Asia 19% Private Sector 9% Europe 23% NGO/CSO 22% LAC 14% UN/intergovernmental organizations 19% Financial Institutions 1% Near East 6% Academic/Research bodies 32% North America 12% Partnerships 2% Southwest Pacific 2% Independent/other 4%
  5. 5. Partners & Affiliated Networks
  6. 6. Activities / services offered• Online discussions - Nurturing the community, exchanging knowledge , finding solutions• Policy-driven consultations - Making FS policy and drafting processes more inclusive• Targeted and regional dialogues and webspaces - Responding to specific needs
  7. 7. How a Forum Discussion Works 1. Interested Member/ Team contacts FSN Forum 2. Topic note and questions are developed. FSN Team assists 3. A discussion page is created 4. Discussion is launched for 3 weeks 5. FSN Team provides the advertisement and moderation 6. Digest with latest discussion are sent out (approx. every 2-3 days) 7. Summary, brief, handout is prepared 8. Feedback is collected7
  8. 8. Post 2015 Development Agenda The consultation is part of the global consultative process, which aims to identify the actions, goals, targets and indicators needed to achieve food and nutrition security, and the eradication of hunger, in a post-2015 world. Discussion with CFS E- Stakeholders consultationto brainstorm on new agenda High Level meeting in Madrid Adoption of post 2015 UN General global development Assembly agenda Discussion
  9. 9. CFS Global Strategic Framework (GSF) In August 2011 the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) turned to the FSN Forum to help gather inputs and buy –in from the widest possible range of stakeholders towards the development of a Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF). CFSSecretariat Review and Task Team to draft V1 facilitateProposed buy-in byAnnotated stakeholders Regional Outline Consultations CFS Final Draft
  10. 10. High Level Panel of Experts of the CFS The CFS asked the HLPE to prepare studies on: Climate Change, Price Volatility, Land Tenure and Foreign Investment in Agriculture, Social Protection. The HLPE defined a rigorous process to carry out these studies, which included the use of open online consultations through the FSN Forum to set the track and review the drafts. HLPE Review Preparation of draft reportProposed to set the Scope track Recommendations to countries Project Team Seek suggestions and inputs CFS 2012 Draft report Preparation of final report
  11. 11. Regional consultations carried out by the FSN Forum Enact Legislation Dominican Government Online Consultation on the Draft to be Online Draft Food Sovereignty and Consultation presented to Security Law for the Draft Law Parliament Dominican Republic Physical consultation meetings facilitated by CSOsCARICOM Final Action Plan Gather views Villages and inputs of Draft key regionaldocument CSOs CARICOM Meeting of Online Consultation on the Ministers CARICOM Regional Food and Nutrition Security Action Plan (RFNSAP) Country Implementation11 Approved Action Plan
  12. 12. Online discussions that make a difference This special publication showcases some of the FSN Forum’s most significant discussions in recent years. From food security concepts to climate change, and from street foods to global governance, see what happens when you “do knowledge sharing right”! Download the publication from the website at www.fao.org/docrep/016/ap095e/ap095e00.pdf12
  13. 13. “For me the most interesting thing about theForum is the way in which members are invited to participate towards solutions for today’s burning issues in social development, agriculture, food security and nutrition. Through the Forum, FAO is able to reach out to relevant stakeholders from all of its member countries, and involve them in its decision-making processes.” Kodjo DokodjoMinistry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Togo - Forum Member
  14. 14. For further information contact us at: fsn-moderator@fao.org and visit our website: www.fao.org/fsnforum14

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