Fix the Food Conference

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Join Nobel Peace Prize laureates decision-makers, experts, practitioners and activists in a discussion about food, peace and sustainable food systems.

Time: 24 Sep 2021 07:00 - 10:00
Place: Online

Four Nobel Peace Prize laureates will take part in the Nobel Peace Center’s international conference on food and peace on Friday 24 September.

UN World Food Programme’s Executive Director David Beasley gives insight into the situation of the world's hungry one year after the award was announced, and laureates Tawakkol Karman from Yemen and Jose Ramos-Horta from East Timor discuss how food can contribute to peace and stability. Colombia's former President Juan Manuel Santos shares his experience with the role of food security in peacebuilding.

The speakers also include researchers Johan Rockström from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Dan Smith from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, chair of the OECD Development Assistance CommitteeSusanna Moorehead, African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security Ambassador Adeoye Bankole, “green chef” Arthur Potts Dawson, and EAT's Gunhild Stordalen, who is co-chair of the UN Food Summit. The conference takes place on 24 September directly proceeding the Fix the Food Festival.

Meet some of our speakers:

Photo: Rein Skullerud

“Sustainable food systems hold an incredible power. If they are broken, people will be hungry, countries will be poor, and the world will be unstable. Food is a pathway to peace, and I am looking forward to discussing this, both at the upcoming Food Systems Summit and at the Fix the Food Conference in Oslo later this month”.

David Beasley

Gunhild Stordalen (Photo: EAT Forum)

«Without true food security for all, we will never have real peace. Unless we transform our food systems to deliver healthy foods from sustainable, nature-positive production, and get that seriously underway in this decade, we will destabilize our entire biosphere. In that world, no real peace will be possible for anybody, anywhere. So, we really have to fix food, and fix it fast. And here’s the good news: By fixing food, we can tackle our greatest challenges."

Gunhild Stordalen

Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize 2011

"Food and peace are closely interlinked, as so many conflicts engulfing the world coupled with a great deal of uncertainty for many communities are principally attributed to a combination of factors, including hunger, poverty and failure of development."

Tawakkol Karman