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Creating opportunities for students near and far with the World Food Forum

In October this year, Education Partnerships is attending the international youth-led movement – the World Food Forum. This year, the theme is AGRIFOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION ACCELERATES CLIMATE ACTION.

The World Food Forum is an initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). It is a dynamic global platform that transcends boundaries, generations and sectors to transform the future of our agrifood systems. On 16–20 October 2023, both at the Headquarters of the FOA in Rome, Italy, and on the interactive virtual platform, the 2023 event will bring together world experts, impassioned changemakers and visionary leaders of all ages to unpack the theme.

Education Partnerships will actively participate in the 2023 forum through workshops for students and educators. “We are super excited about working with the World Food Forum team to create unique ‘money can’t buy’ experiences for students and educators internationally.”, says Heather MacDonald, Founding Director of Education Partnerships. “It is critical that if we are going to transform how we feed the world in the future, youth ‘voices’ must be heard. They think differently, access information differently and have valuable, insightful and innovative ideas if given the chance to speak and be heard.”

In 2022, Education Partnerships presented student work from PNG and Australian Students at the Global Education Fair. Their work was profiled in the end-of-year WFF report.

We look forward to reporting on developments leading up to the World Food Forum and reporting on the outcomes and opportunities for Australia and Asia Pacific regions.