EAT Forum

Side Event

Just Transition: Lesson’s from Africa’s most mature multi-stakeholder dialogue platform


In June 2019 the Food Lab and WWF South Africa co-hosted a side event at the EAT Forum in Stockholm.

South Africa’s food system appears highly efficient but in reality historic injustices and deep inequalities persist. For the past decade the Southern Africa Food Lab has navigated these divisions, curating processes aimed at surfacing conflicts and generating stretch collaborations. The outcomes even when seemly misfires have opened pathways to righting the system.

WWF was a founding funder of the Southern Africa Food Lab  and has been an active advisory board member since its inception in 2009. WWF and SAFL share a common vision of a food system that nourishes the land and all people and as such the Lab has become a critical partner for WWF, facilitating dialogue between stakeholder groups, fostering innovations and providing a site for experimental action towards a thriving, just and sustainable food system.

Meet the panel

Tatjana von Bormann

Programmes and Innovation: Lead, WWF South Africa

Tatjana von Bormann is co-chair of the Southern Africa Food Lab advisory board as well as Programmes and Innovation:Lead within the Policy and Futures Unit at WWF South Africa. The multidisciplinary team she leads focuses on some of the key challenges at the intersection of society and the environment, among them energy provision, food security and sustainable urban settlements.

Dr Scott Drimie

Director, The Southern Africa Food Lab

Scott Drimie brings almost two decades of research and teaching expertise related to livelihoods and vulnerability in Africa, with in-depth knowledge of food systems and food security. Taking a largely political economy lens, he has focused primarily on food policy and the facilitation of new institutional arrangements for food system governance. He has directed the Southern Africa Food Lab since 2013.

Kefilwe Moalosi

Project Manager Nutrition, Nepad/African Union Development Agency

Kefilwe Rhoba Moalosi is the Senior Nutrition Manager and Nutrition Project Manager at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA) – New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), a socio-economic flagship programme of the African Union. She has held this post since September 2011 and her main focus is on Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Process and other Nutrition development agendas, including integrating nutrition and food safety at policy and programme level into agriculture.

Kevin O'Brien

Group Risk and Sustainability Executive, Spar

Kevin has been employed with The SPAR Group Ltd in South Africa for 15 years in various capacities.  Kevin also serves as a member of the Southern Africa Food Lab advisory board on which his role has been to continually promote the idea of collaboration to address the problems in the South African food system.

Greg Garrett

Director, Policy and Finance; Head of GAIN Switzerland

Greg directs the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s largest portfolio comprising food financing and policy projects in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. He also serves as Head of GAIN Switzerland. Greg led the establishment of GAIN’s Nutritious Foods Financing Platform helping unlock commercial investments for nutrition.

EAT Forum Side Event

The Food Lab, in partnership with WWF South Africa, hosted Just Transition: Lesson’s from Africa’s most mature multi-stakeholder dialogue platform on 12 June 2019 at 07:00.

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