City-region perspectives on providing food for the vulnerable in times of COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis saw city-regions from across the world respond to the emergency in a number of ways, with some local initiatives truly standing out. The latter have the potential to inform other urban communities on how local and national government, as well as the public sector can ensure the most vulnerable have access to food, including those on very low income and in isolation.
FoodSHIFT 2030 presents its first public webinar on these city-region responses to COVID-19, inviting participants to address the key aspects of establishing solidarity and citizen-driven initiatives to support resilience in local food systems. As part of the FoodSHIFT 2030 project, Ewoud Dutellie, from the municipality of Oostende, Belgium, and Hugues Fortuna, from the municipality of Avignon, France, will be sharing insights from the emergency responses in their respective areas. The webinar will then include a panel discussion moderated by Ben Reynolds from Sustain, with guest speakers Stefania Amato, Food Systems Network Manager at C40, Kemi Akinola, chair of Wandsworth Food Partnership and CEO of Be Enriched and Brixton People’s Kitchen, and Ana Moragues-Faus, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Barcelona and author of Distributive food systems to build just and liveable futures.
For more information about the FoodSHIFT 2030 project see www.foodshift2030.eu.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday the 23rd of June from 13.30 to 15.00 CEST
You can read more about the webinar and sign up HERE.