An independent dialogue exploring game-changing solutions to boost the safety and security of food systems in the Island nation.

Date: Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Time: 21:00 (UTC+8)

In this independent food systems dialogue hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, researchers, policymakers and civil society members came together to discuss an agenda of sustainable, inclusive and resilient food system solutions in Trinidad and Tobago.

The panel, led by the UN Resident Coordinator for Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba Suriname, convened to exchange opinions, ideas and defined collective actions needed to drive sustainable policy actions and address challenges on the availability and accessibility of healthy and nutritious diets, from production to distribution and to consumption.

WorldFish’s Global Lead in Nutrition and Public Health, Shakuntala Thilsted, drew on her expertise as the 2021 World Food Prize Laureate and Vice Chair of the Summit’s Action Track 4 on ‘Advancing Equitable Livelihoods’ during the panel discussion. She presented her take on the importance of nutrition-sensitive aquatic foods for the poor and vulnerable in the Island nation.

For the full agenda, list of speakers and other learning materials, visit the Trinidad & Tobago Food Systems webpage to find out more.

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