South Asia Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation for Strengthening National Food Security Strategies
Executive Director, Dr. Saman Kelegama, was a member of the High Level Panel on Regional Cooperation for Food Security in South Asia and made a presentation on ‘National Food Security Strategies and Pathways to Increased Regional Cooperation’ at the ‘South Asia Policy Dialogue on Regional Cooperation for Strengthening National Food Security Strategies’, organized by the ESCAP Sub Regional Office, South & South West Asia, New Delhi, India, during 13- 14 August, 2013.
The Policy Dialgoue was organized by ESCAP-South and South-West Asia Office based in New Delhi, in partnership with ESCAP headquarters and the ESCAP Centre for Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) based in Bogor, Indonesia.
The Dialogue was convened as part of the United Nations Development Account project entitled “Strengthening Regional Knowledge Networks to Promote the Effective Implementation of the United Nations Development Agenda and to Assess Progress”, which ESCAP is implementing in Asia and the Pacific. The project aims to build upon existing networks to create a regional knowledge network of food security experts and policy makers, and to ultimately provide a virtual platform that will be available to all to facilitate the sharing of ideas and good practices to enhance food security.
Food security experts from Governments, research organizations, regional and international organizations and civil society from five countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) took part in the Dialogue.