The governance of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is ensured by the MUFPP Steering Committee and the Assembly of signatory cities. In order to support a good level of governance and a high level of participation from signatory cities, a transparent set of principles for the operation of MUFPP internal bodies has been drafted by the Steering Committe during the first mandate 2016-18.

In April 2016, eleven MUFPP cities voluntarily formed the Drafting Committee. They were the pioneering cities of: Baltimore, Belo Horizonte, Bethlehem, Dakar, Douala, Medellin, Milan, s-Hertogenbosch, São Paulo, Tel Aviv, Turin. The first meeting of the MUFPP Drafting Committee helped to design of the future type of governance to be implemented.

The MUFPP keeps an informal constitution and its activities are guided and promoted by its Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee is composed by 13 members and remains in charge for 2 years. After its constitution, the Steering Committee members elect their President. The Steering Committee takes decisions by voting with simple majority. The activity of the President and of the Steering Committee is supported by the MUFPP Secretariat, based in Milan. The Steering Committee decides about: partnerships, cooperation with networks, advocacy, jury members of the MUFPP Award and internal rules. The Steering Committee is elected by the Assembly of all signatory cities, respecting a balanced number from 6 different geographic areas.

The Assembly of all signatory cities votes for the Steering Committee members and the Annual Gathering Hosting City.


The steering committee (2016-2018) is composed by


  • Abidjan
  • Dakar
  • Nairobi


  • Athens
  • Milan
  • Valencia


  • Belo Horizonte
  • Buenos Aires
  • Sao Paulo


  • Baltimore
  •  Toronto


  •  Astana
  •  Tel Aviv

The president  of the Steering Committee is the city of Milan