Driving social change for more sustainable decisions

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For a transformation of our food systems by 2030, behavioral change is needed at both quick speed and large scale.
Youth-centered social movements and social media supported by science have the potential to reach millions and catalyze climate action and policy decisions. For this to be successful, clear scopes, targets and mechanisms are required.
Researchers and agencies tackling climate change and food system sustainability outcomes also need to look for ways to support such social movements, for example through better understanding their dynamics and success factors, by identifying novel means to co-generate knowledge and successfully communicate, forging connections between stakeholders, and fostering platforms for interaction and education in today’s interconnected, globalized world.
Panellists of this session will include a range of youth representatives from different social movements and/or initiatives to share inspiring experiences and views, on promising mechanisms to foster linkages with science to support food system transformation.


Nam NguyenResearch Associate at CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) 


Amanda Namayi,Youth advocate for Climate Action & Zero Hunger, Youth in Agriculture initiatives


Cedric Habiyaremye, Research Associate at Washington State University, Founder & CEO of QuinoaHub Ltd


Luke Spajic, Food Systems Research Student at the University of Adelaide, Australia
Co-founded of the Adelaide SDG Hub, representative of SDSN Youth and member of the Youth Assembly



Where to watch the event

The around-the-world virtual relay event will be live streamed right here on the CCAFS website. You can also watch on our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and on our YouTube channel. The livestream will also be accessible through the Whova companion app.



The Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative brings together over 100 partners. See the full list of partners.



Hosted from: Rome, Italy
Local time: 12:00 – 12:45 CEST

The event will be livestreamed on our website, watch now.



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