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The Committee on World Food Security is seeking global feedback on the proposals for the CFS Multi-Year Programme of Work 2020-2023 presented to CFS stakeholders and available at:

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The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. The Committee reports to the UN General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and to FAO Conference. Using a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach, CFS develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food security and nutrition topics. 

CFS and GFAR joined forces during CFS43 and CFS44 to ramp up the online presence and social media outreach of the landmark annual event to involve the offsite public. GFAR supported training of an onsite social media team, combining experienced social media experts, professional communicators, and novices. A two-day “boot camp” training was provided to 29 social reporters—12 fully sponsored by GFAR—followed by five days of live social reporting from the CFS44 event, during which they also wrote blog posts about the issues they encountered in the plenary and side events.

To bring even more value to the exercise, GFAR leveraged its vast networks of partners in the lead up to CFS44 to ensure that the trainees brought messages back to their organizations and networks allowing for awareness raising on relevant CFS policy recommendations, and ground-truthing of the relevance and potential uptake of these policies. The aim was to help CFS see where the decisions made in the plenary discussions translate into policies at the national level and action on the ground.

Read the thought-provoking blog posts written by the social reporters at CFS43 and CFS44.