Seminar: Creating transformational partnerships for food and nutrition security, June 4th 2014

May 22, 2014

This seminar co-organized by University of Eastern Finland and FinCEAL will address examples of innovative models for collaboration in addressing food security, focusing on current action to address malnutrition and undernutrition and the opportunities for public and private sector collaboration. Issues on transparency and accountability are also presented. Discussions will also explore how new partnerships can make a difference in advancing food security and what African and Finnish partners can learn from each other’s best and practices in effective engagement.

Creating transformational partnerships for food and nutrition security seminar

Date: Wednesday 4th June 2014, 9-15.30
Venue: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, Yliopistonranta 1, Snellmania building, Room S32  

This seminar co-organized by UEF and FinCEAL will address examples of innovative models for collaboration in addressing food security, focusing on current action to address malnutrition and undernutrition and the opportunities for public and private sector collaboration. Issues on transparency and accountability are also presented. Discussions will also explore how new partnerships can make a difference in advancing food security and what African and Finnish partners can learn from each other’s best and practices in effective engagement. The event will also include a roundtable discussion centering on practices that could support research collaboration between African and Finnish partners focused on such issues as enhancing livelihoods and rural development, impacts of climate change on food security, technology and knowledge transfer, capacity building and information management.  The event is free of charge but requires registration via the following link: https://elomake.uef.fi/lomakkeet/9204/lomake.html

PROGRAMME

9.00-9.30
Registration and Coffee

9.30-9.35
Welcoming Words
Professor (emeritus) Ossi V. Lindqvist

9.35-9.45          
Opening Address
Dr. Sari Pitkänen, UniPID Board Member, University of Eastern Finland 

9.45-10.15       
Food and Nutrition Security in Finnish Development Policy
Ms. Sanna-Liisa Taivalmaa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

10.15-10.45     
Market-Driven Approaches to Developing Food and Nutrition Security in African European Centre for Development Management (via videolink)

10.45-11.15     
Catalysing the Development of Africa’s Agricultural Sector through Agribusiness Innovations
Dr. Daniel Sila, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

11.15-11.45    
Practical Experiences in Addressing Food Security among Poor Communities in Africa?
Dr. Juha Virtanen, World Vision

11.45-12.45     
Lunch Break

12.45-13.30     
Speed presentations:

Innovative Extension of Methods and Capacity Building in Education
Ms. Ulla-Maija Knuutti, Hämeenlinna University of Applied Sciences Public Health and Nutrition

UEF’s Africa experience
Dr. Arja Erkkilä, University of Eastern Finland

Contributions of Agroforestry to Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security in Africa
Dr. Eshetu Yirdaw, Helsinki University

13.30-14.45     
Roundtable Discussion facilitated by Professor (emeritus) Ossi V. Lindqvist

14.45-15.30     
Closing of the Seminar  
Ms. Eva Kagiri, FinCeal / UniPID

15.30-16.30     
Networking and Coffee

Welcome!

Further inquiries and more information: roseanna.avento(at)uef.fi