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2021 Global Food Governance Conference: Call for Abstracts

About the Conference

Malnutrition, climate change, globalization, and trade patterns profoundly shape the global food system. These challenges, along with rapid population growth, have compromised the ability of food systems to deliver safe, nutritious, sustainable, and equitable foods, in turn impacting the fulfillment of fundamental human rights.

This year, the Food Governance Node at the Charles Perkins Centre (University of Sydney) and the George Institute for Global Health have partnered with the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments (Georgetown University Law Center) to organize the Global Food Governance Conference. This conference, to be held online December 13-15 2021, will bring together lawyers, policymakers, nutritionists, and health scientists to explore how law, policy, and regulation can help address food system challenges at the local, national, regional, and global levels.

Through a broad and interdisciplinary approach, the Global Food Governance Conference will consider how legislative, regulatory, and policy regimes impede or facilitate access to safe, nutritious, sustainable, and equitable food. The conference will explore issues such as (1) food security, safety, and sustainability, (2) the promotion of healthier diets, addressing both under and over-nourishment, including diet-related risk factors for non-communicable diseases, (3) equity and social justice in global food systems, including human rights-based approaches, and (4) Indigenous food systems governance.

Hoping to highlight the interrelationships between the main challenges facing the global food system in the 21st century, this conference also aims to create new opportunities for collaborations that promote access to healthy and sustainable food for all.

General conference registration will open in Fall 2021.

Call for Abstracts

The Food Governance Node at the Charles Perkins Centre (University of Sydney), the George Institute for Global Health, and the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (Georgetown University), invite you to submit an Abstract for Presentation for the 2021 Global Food Governance Conference.

Please use the Google form below to submit an abstract on how law, policy, and regulation can help address one or more of the following topics:

  1. Food security, safety, and sustainability;
  2. The promotion of healthier diets, addressing both under and over-nourishment, including diet-related risk factors for noncommunicable diseases;
  3. Equity and social justice in global food systems, including human rights-based approaches; and
  4. Indigenous food systems governance.

The deadline for submission is September 1st, 2021. Selected abstracts will be contacted no later than October 1st, 2021 and invited to make a presentation at the conference.

Submit an abstract

Should you have any questions, we do not hesitate to contact Margherita Cinà at mmc313@georgetown.edu and/or Belinda Reeve at belinda.reeve@sydney.edu.au.