Gobernance Mechanisms Parliamentary Front Experience
REGIONAL DIALOGUE ON HUNGER ERADICATION IN THE CARIBBEAN
RIGHT TO FOOD AND GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES
Antigua and Barbuda, 1st and 2nd August , 2013.
• BACKGROUND AND FORMATION
• OBJECTIVES, STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONT
• PLAN OF ACTION
• LESSONS AND BEST PRACTICES
In 2009 The Parliamentary Front Against
Hunger of Latin America and the Caribbean is
Strong commitment of PARLATINO and its
Adherence to this effort by Parlandino,
Parlacen, Foprel, Parlasur
To contribute to the realization of the right to food
and eradication of hunger, ensuring FNS, through the
development of institutional framework:
1. Formulation and improvement of regulatory
2. Creation and development of government
3. Allocating resources
• PFH at country levels are conformed and
• PFH raise awareness of Food Security at
regional and national level
• PFH take over high level advocacy
• PFH promote and facilitate the exchange of
• PFH promote legal-regulatory harmonization
at the regional level
Sustainability and institutional
- Plurality in the parliamentary fronts
- Establishment of a committee and working groups.
- Creating internal regulatory rules.
- Institutionalization of FPH in Parliament / Congress.
- Internal working meetings.
- Meetings and hearings with government, civil society organizations
Plan of action
Political dialogue for the development of
legislation and regulations
- Participation as FPH in other critical areas related to the RtF and FNS
(eg social policies and programs, budget debate, Development Plans,
Human Rights Commissions).
- Socialization of bills developed by the FPH
- Promoting dialogue and inter-actions with sectoral Ministries with
jurisdiction in the matter.
Plan of action
Horizontal cooperation and knowledge
- Develop exchange of experiences among PFH
- Preparation and participation in regional, national and local events.
- Network communication and information between staff from
- Rescue of good practices of countries with legislation or relevant
Plan of action
Awareness, capacity building, monitoring
- Internal and external training on RtF and current topics of interest.
- Monitoring and accountability on institutions, programs and policies
to combat hunger and FNS
- Dissemination of the work of the FPH.
- Implementation of communication and awareness tools: Web
pages, social networks, forums, newsletters, newspaper articles,
- Actions to ensure the transparency of actions and accountability.
Plan of Action
• Sustainability of the FPESH and Institutional development:
– Propose the conformation of a board of directors
– Resource management and International cooperation
– Meetings with parliamentarians
• Political Dialogue for the development of regulatory legislation
– Approve the PF-PIDESC
– Technical support
– Support for formation of ODA
• Horizontal cooperation and knowledge management
– Work with PARLEACEN to socialize policy of strategic reserves
– Convention with Legislative commissions
– Roadmap between government and congress
– Technical support from CSA
• Raising awareness, capacity building and surveillance and monitoring
– Inspection of Zero Hunger plan
– Alliance with private sector to monitor execution in the field.
1. Lessons Learned
- Political commitment is fundamental
- Institutionalization of FPH in parliaments
- Partnerships with civil society and stakeholders
- Coordinated work with the Executive
- Building consensus in society
- Access / management of information and knowledge
- Communication management of FPH and work
- Bodies of cooperation and (sub) regional
- Planning and monitoring the work of FPH
- FAO potential to facilitate political and social dialogue
1. Lack of policy and planning instruments for the proper functioning of FPH
2. Difficulties in meeting the commitments of the agenda of the three
3. Poor dissemination of the PFH
4. Lack of resources for operation and technical advice
5. Continuous renewal of members according to the electoral cycle
6. Dispersion of legislative proposals
7. Poor coordination and development of actions at local level
8. Lack of systematic and historical memory of the PFH
9. Poor operation of regional work plans and lack of coordination of regional
integration organizations (SICA-PARLACEN)
1. Favourable environment for a social and political agenda on the issue of
hunger and the RtF, at national and global level.
2. Approval of the Legal Framework on RtF by PARLATINO.
3. Learning from the experience of others through South-South Cooperation
4. Will and commitment to harmonize and coordinate regional legal
5. Influence multilateral forums through alliances of FPH and move towards
the World Parliamentary Front Against Hunger.
Thank you very much