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January 16 2011: Pre-Symposium Special Events

January 16 2012: Pre-Symposium Special Events

Strengthening Household Consumption and Expenditures Surveys to Enable More Evidence-Based Nutrition Policies

Moderator: Jack Fiedler (HarvestPlus)

Time and Place:
January 16th, 2012
Session 1: 8.30 - 11.00 Austria Room
Session 2: 11.30 - 13.00 German Room

 The Somalia Famine Declaration and Response—What went well, what did not, and the imperative to improve

Moderators: Dan Maxwell, Tufts University and Nicholas Haan, FAO /WFP

Time and Place:
January 16th, 2012,
Iran Room



17 JANUARY, 2012  ( Green room, building A,  first floor)

 Chair: Mr Kostas Stamoulis

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Remarks:

Kostas Stamoulis, Chair of the Symposium

Mr. Jose Graziano da Silva,  Director General of FAO

9:30 -10:00

Keynote speaker: Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI

10:00 -10:30


10:30- 12:00

Panel 1 – Measures of global hunger and food insecurity


Moderator: Christopher Barrett (Cornell University)

Panelist 1: Derek Headey (IFPRI)
Measuring food insecurity in times of crisis

Panelist 2: Gero Carletto (World Bank)
Measuring food and nutrition security in multi-purpose household surveys: experience to date and mapping a way forward

Panelist 3 : Carlo Cafiero (FAO)
Updates on improving the validity and reliability of worldwide estimates of food insecurity

12:00- 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Panel 2 – Building the evidence base for policy and program: innovative approaches to analysis


Moderator: Daniel Maxwell, Tufts University

Panelist 1: Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI)
Generating evidence on individuals’ experience of food insecurity and vulnerability

Panelist 2: Nancy Mock (Tulane University)
From complexity to food security decision-support: novel methods of assessment and their role in food security information systems

Panelist 3: John Newman (World Bank)
Empirical associations of the adequacies of food, health and care with nutritional outcomes

15:30 – 15:45


15:45 – 17:15

Panel 3 – Food and nutrition security information - evidence generation is not enough


Moderator: Marie Gaarder (NORAD)

Panelist 1: Howard White (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation-3ie )
Understanding the steps between research and policy: ensuring and measuring policy influence

Panelist 2: Ricardo César Aparicio Jiménez (CONEVAL Mexico)
Institutionalized evidence-based approaches to policy making: the case of Mexico’s food security index

Panelist 3: Edoardo Masset (IDS)
Use of systematic reviews to understand the impact of programmes and policies on food and nutrition security 

 18:00 – 19:45

Welcome reception (Aventino room, 8 th  floor, FAO Cafeteria)



18 JANUARY, 2012  

 9:00 - 17:30

Parallel Sessions : Contributed Papers 

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 18:00 – 20:00

Reception and presentation: SecureNutrition: Linking Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition Knowledge Platform (Aventino room, 8 th  floor, FAO Cafeteria)



19 JANUARY, 2012  ( Green room, building A,  first floor)

9:00  - 16:30

Looking forward - key priorities for the next five years

Moderator: Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Director,  African Institute of Health and Development, Nairobi. 

9:00  - 9:15


9:15 - 10:30

Panel and plenary discussion

Ms. Dina Lopez (PESA/SPFS C. America), Mr. Dramane Coulibaly (CILSS), Ms. Haven Ley (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), Ms. Marie Ruel (IFPRI), Ms. Bilha Maina (Private sector), Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn (ASEAN), Ms. Joyce Luma (WFP), Mr Chris Leather (Independent consultant)

10:30 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:45

 Panel and plenary discussion (continued)

11:45 - 12:00

Summary and wrap-up

12:00- 14:00


14:00 - 14:45 

Rapporteur report: summary of the three days and outline of points for the final discussion

Rapporteur: David Dawe (FAO)

14:45 - 15:30

Final discussion

15:30 - 16:00

Plan for the way ahead

16:00 - 16:30

Closure of the symposium - Kostas Stamoulis, Chair of the ISS




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