Samina Raja to speak to the role of local governance in urban food systems and nutrition

On Friday June 22, 2018 Dr. Samina Raja will speak at the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability World Congress, an annual meeting of local and regional governments that are advancing sustainable urban development worldwide. The ICLEI World Congress connects government leaders with peers and strategic partners, and provides a platform for discussions that will inform and enhance their work. This year’s event is held in Montreal, Canada. 

Raja will speak this Friday from 12:30 – 2pm on a panel organised by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) in a session titled, ‘Improving #urbannutrition: the role of good nutrition governance.’ The objective of the session is to highlight the nutrition challenges in urban areas, in the broader context of urban food systems, and make a case for a focus on urban nutrition governance, including a multi-stakeholder approach to developing policy and implementation. 

Learn more about the World Congress here.