African Food Dialogue

The African Food Dialogue is one of the initiatives of the SA Food Lab where public lectures are coupled with facilitated dialogue on African Food Systems. The Dialogue brings together diverse, influential stakeholders in southern African food systems to respond to systemic issues in creative ways and to inspire change in how we think and act on complex social challenges.

The next event is scheduled for 23 November 2023 from 12:45 – 14:00 at the Neelsie student centre in Stellenbosch.

Prof Thuli Madonsela, a South African advocate and professor of law, holding a chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University, will facilitate this event which will feature Nicholas Nisbet from the Institute for Development Studies in the UK and Jane Battersby from UCT. Nick and Jane recently collaborated to form the Food Equity Centre, a multi-country collaboration. They are both members of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)drafting team for a report on reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition which will be launched in October 2023.

The High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to world food security and nutrition. It provides independent, comprehensive, and evidence-based analysis and elaborates its studies through a scientific, transparent, and inclusive process.

Jane and Nick will present some of the initial thinking that is emerging from the Food Equity Centre and other related work on food and nutrition, feeding into the HLPE process.

This dialogue will take place at the Neelsie Cinema in the Langenhoven Student Centre at Stellenbosch University as well as online via MS-Teams on 23 November 2023 from 12:45 – 14:00.

RSVP here by 18 November 2022 to secure your place.

Refreshments will be served following the dialogue.