Digital Talks: How might we build a better food future for everyone, everywhere?

Beirut Chapter
Wed, Apr 28, 2021, 6:30 PM (EEST)

About this event

About the event

Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit and the OpenIDEO "The Food Systems Game Changers Lab" Challenge, the OpenIDEO Beirut Chapter is proudly announcing two speakers to provide insights on the matter and help those who want to actively participate in the challenge with guidance from experts. This event is open for anyone interested in the topic. For those who want to participate in the challenge, this is a great opportunity to ask the experts questions and gather insights for your research.

This event will be held online and will start at 6.30pm (Beirut time) | 5.30pm (CET)


6.30-6.45: Introduction
6.45-7.15: Power of entrepreneurship in the MENA agri-food sector for food security & food safety empowerment by Fidele El Achkar, CEO of FoodSight + Q&A
7.15-7.45: Between Food security and Food Innovation by Soha Nasser, Agri-Food Specialist from Berytech + Q&A
7.45-8pm: Conclusions and Wrap-up

Additional Information

The United Nations Secretary-General is hosting the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit to spearhead transformation of our world’s food systems to work for people, planet, and prosperity. The event will push beyond the bounds of food and agriculture to include solutions that take into account environment, health, climate, economy, human rights, and more. In the UN’s words, this is a “solutions summit that will require everyone to take action”—and the UN Food Systems Summit is engaging directly with diverse communities around the world to bring their ideas to the table. They also call it “a people’s summit.” 

The Food Systems Game Changers Lab is a multi-phase program conceptualized by EAT, IDEO, Thought for Food, The Rockefeller Foundation, and other collaborators who support the UN Food Systems Summit. Phase 1, the Global Open Call, is hosted by IDEO and seeks people who have ideas, initiatives, or innovations that have the potential to bring positive change to global food systems—and the passion, grit, collaborative spirit, and determination required to take their solutions forward in partnership with others.

For more information about the challenge, please visit: The Food Systems Game Changers Lab Challenge



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  • Noelle Ghanem

    Noelle Ghanem

    Medicus AI

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  • Mira Hoayek

    Mira Hoayek

    MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

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