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  • REGIONAL DIALOGUE ON HUNGER ERADICATION IN THE CARIBBEAN RIGHT TO FOOD AND GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES Governance Mechanisms Parliamentary Front Experience Antigua and Barbuda, 1st and 2nd August , 2013.
  • OUTLINE • BACKGROUND AND FORMATION • OBJECTIVES, STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONT • PLAN OF ACTION • LESSONS AND BEST PRACTICES
  • CONFORMATION In 2009 The Parliamentary Front Against Hunger of Latin America and the Caribbean is formed Strong commitment of PARLATINO and its commissions Adherence to this effort by Parlandino, Parlacen, Foprel, Parlasur
  • Mission 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 framework 2. Creation and development of government institutions 3. Allocating resources
  • Vision • PFH at country levels are conformed and institutionalized • PFH raise awareness of Food Security at regional and national level • PFH take over high level advocacy • PFH promote and facilitate the exchange of experiences • PFH promote legal-regulatory harmonization at the regional level
  • Principles • • • • Plurality Participation Multisectoral approach Process approach
  • Structure and bodies Forum of the Parliamentary Front 1st San Paulo, Brazil (2010) 2nd Bogota, Colombia (2011) 3rd Guatemala City, Guatemala (2012) 4th Santa Cruz, Bolivia (2013) to be held
  • Structure and bodies Coordinating committee Petit Committee Technical secretariat
  • Regulation Regulate the structure of the bodies Duration of responsibilities Decision making
  • Plan of action
  • Plan of action
  • Plan of action Component 1 - Sustainability and institutional development 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 and academia.
  • Plan of action Component 2 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 Component 3 Horizontal cooperation and knowledge management - Develop exchange of experiences among PFH - Preparation and participation in regional, national and local events. - Network communication and information between staff from different countries. - Rescue of good practices of countries with legislation or relevant experience.
  • Plan of Action Component 4 Awareness, capacity building, monitoring and control. - 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, etc.. - Actions to ensure the transparency of actions and accountability.
  • • Sustainability of the FPESH and Institutional development: – – – • Political Dialogue for the development of regulatory legislation – – – • Approve the PF-PIDESC Technical support Support for formation of ODA Horizontal cooperation and knowledge management – – – – • Propose the conformation of a board of directors Resource management and International cooperation Meetings with parliamentarians 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.
  • Lessons learned
  • 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
  • 2. Weaknesses 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 regional forums 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)
  • 3. Opportunities 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 frameworks. 5. Influence multilateral forums through alliances of FPH and move towards the World Parliamentary Front Against Hunger.
  • Thank you very much Jorge O’Ryan jorge.oryan@fao.org