Annual Gathering and Mayors’ summit 2017

The third Annual Gahtering and Mayors’ summit of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), will take place on 19-21  October 2017 in Valencia at the Conference Center.
The gathering of mayors and city officials is an opportunity for signatory cities to exchange ideas and share their progress in meeting the goals of the Pact. To enhance this cooperation the MUFPP secretariat has launched together with Fondazione Cariplo the Milan Pact Awards. The winners will be announced during the Mayors Summit.

 

 

Thursday, 19 October

 

PARALLEL EVENTS PRIOR TO THE MAYORS’ SUMMIT

 

 

09:00 Event 1

Final conference of the FAO – RUAF Foundation joint programme on Assessing and planning City region food systems (CRFS) and launch of toolkit of assessment tools.

Keynote speakers:

Corinna Hawkes, City University of London, UK;

Alison Blay-Palmer, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Waterloo, Canada;

Marielle Dubbelling, RUAF Foundation.

Presentations of food system assessments in Colombo, Lusaka,  Medellín, Toronto and Quito and discussion of assessment tools and indicators in  planning sustainable City region food systems.

Working language: English

9:00 Event 2
Meeting of the Working Group FOOD EUROCITIES.

Presentation of the results of the  project “Food in cities”, funding opportunities to be explored under INTERREG EUROPE, ERASMUS+ or URBACT call on “Action planning network”, discussion on 2018 objectives.

Working language: English

13:00 Networking luncheon

 

3rd MUFPP ANNUAL GATHERING AND MAYORS’ SUMMIT

Simultaneous translation into Spanish, Valencian and French

 

14:00 Opening
Moderator:  Davide Di Martino, Secretariat of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, City of Milan


Welcome address
Carlos Galiana Llorens,
Councillor for Commerce, València
Consol Castillo Plaza,
Councillor for Agriculture, Green Belt and Hinterland, València

 

 DIALOGUE BETWEEN CITIES: SHARING GOALS, EXPERIENCES AND RESULTS  

 14:20 Vittoria Beria, Director of International Relations, City of Milan: MUFPP: Current opportunities and future challenges towards 2018 

 

Exchange of good practices 

14:30   Session 1 – The role of cities in promoting sustainable food systems: Enhancing food security and nutrition for healthy and equitable territories.

Introduction by the moderator: 5 min.
3 cities on panel: 5 min. each.
6 cities as discussant: 3 min. each.
Debate 35 min.
Moderator: Stephanie Loose, Ass. Human Settlement Officer at UNHABITAT, Nairobi

 

15:45 Coffee break

16:00 Session 2  – New Approaches to Food System: The Milan Pact and implementation of the New Urban and 2030 Agendas (SDGs).

Introduction by the moderator: 5 min.
3 cities on panel: 5 min. each.
6 cities as discussant: 3 min. each.
Debate 35 min.
Moderator: Maruxa Cardama, Urban Adviser, Cities Alliance

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MUFPP INDICATOR FRAMEWORK AND URBAN FOOD ACTION PLATFORM

17:15 Progress Report on MUFPP Monitoring Framework advancements. Interactive dialogue with cities that have active monitoring frameworks and/or existing indicators for food systems
19:00 End of the first day
20:30 Dinner at “Mercado Central” of València. A wonderful gastronomic experience from a social initiative with FUNDACIÓN NOVATERRA and the youth of EATING CITY

By invitation only

 

 

Friday, 20 October

08:45 Meeting of the MUFPP Steering Committee


10:00 Opening Ceremony
Master of Ceremonies: Enrique Yeves, Director, Office for Corporate Communications, FAO

Joan Ribó, Mayor of València
José Graziano da Silva, Director General, FAO
Fernando García Casas, Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Iberiomerica and the Carribbean, Spain
Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan and Chair of the MUFPP Steering Committee

10:30 Coffee break
11:00 MUFPP Mayors debate: Strengthening the dialogue between cities, regions and national governments towards more sustainable urban food systems
Moderator: Bineta Diop, Founder and President of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
12:50 Progress Report on Urban Food Actions Platform. A joint initiative to document and disseminate good practices in food policies by FAO, MUFPP, ORU-Fogar, UCLG, and ICLEIRUAF

12:55 Statement from Valencia Summit: Strengthening the dialogue between cities, territories and national governments to realize more sustainable food systems linking
urban and rural areas around the world.

13:00 Lunch

PRIZE CEREMONY OF THE MILAN PACT AWARDS 2017

 

14:30 Welcome from Fondazione Cariplo and presentation of the winning cities of the Milan Pact Awards 2016: Baltimore and Mexico City

15:00 Prize-ceremony of the Milan Pact Awards 2017


Master of Ceremonies: Thomas Forster, Milan Pact Awards Coordinator
Presentation of awards by members of the MPA committee members:
6 special mention prizes 2017
2 monetary awards 2017
Q&A session

 

17:30 Message from València to the 2018 MUFPP Hosting City and photocall


17:45 Announcement of the next city to host the Annual Gathering and Mayors’ Summit of the Milan Pact 

18:00 End 3rd MUFPP ANNUAL GATHERING AND MAYORS’ SUMMIT 2017

19:30 Farewell Reception at the “Salón de Cristal”, Town Hall of València.
By invitation only.

The event is by invitation only, registration is required

Saturday 21 October

PARALLEL EVENTS AFTER THE MAYORS’ SUMMIT

EVENT 1
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER, EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND COOPERATION
In the course of the morning, cities will hold bilateral meetings with other cities or European Union, FAO and UN experts.

Sessions in small working groups to discuss selected topics:

CLIMATE CHANGE
10:30 Room A · Edward Rubin, lead author and coordinator of the 2005 special report
of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC). Working language: English.

 

PUBLIC POLICIES AND HEALTHY DIETS
10:30 Room B · Katie Wilson, SNS. President – KtConsulting. Former USDA Deputy Under
Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. Working language: English.

 

URBAN SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS
10:30 Room C · Dr. Jean-Louis Rastoin, Scientific Adviser of the UNESCO Chair “Nutrition
in the world”, Montpellier SupAgro. Working language: French.

 

SUSTAINABLE CITIES
10:30 Room D · Gary Gardner, Director of Publications at the Worldwatch Institute.
“Can a City Be Sustainable?, 2016. Working language: English.

 

GENDER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
10:30 Room E · Bineta Diop, Founder and President of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
Working language: English.

 

MIGRATION AND FOOD SECURITY
10:30 Room F · Stephanie Loose, Assistant Human Settlement Officer at UNHABITAT,
Nairobi. Working language: English.

THE ROLE OF SUPERMARKET ENTERPRISES IN A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM
10:30 Room G · Felipe Medina Martin, Agricultural Engineer and Doctor in agricultural
economics at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Pedro Reig Català,
Partner Director of the consulting firm Coto Consulting. Working language: English.

 

12:00 Coffee Break
Networking and bilateral meetings between cities and stakeholders. Meetings of the Scientific and Social Committee with the signatory cities
of the Milan Pact.
All these meetings must be requested and scheduled prior to the summit.

 

EVENT 2
10:00 MEETING CITY NETWORKS
Meeting of city food networks convened by Dr. Ana Moragues Faus (member of the Scientific and Social Committee)
How can we learn from each other and build a stronger food city movement?
What would be of most value to your initiative in the context of growing international activity?
And how can national networks best participate in regional and global networks?
International networks
· Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) Secretariat (Davide Di Martino, Cécile Michel)
· ICLEI-RUAF CITYFOOD network (Tori Okner)
· C40 (Emily Norford)
· UCLG (Sir Rouillé d’Orfeuil and Edgardo Bilsky)
· ORU-FOGAR (Paul Carrasco)
· Summary of international networks coordination process (Marielle Dubbeling and Guido Santini)

 

Regional and National networks:
· Agro-eco cities European Network and Red de ciudades por la agroecologia -Spain (Daniel López)
· German Bio-Städte Netzwerk and Organic City (Claudio Serafini)
· Sustainable Food Cities Network – UK (Tom Andrews)
· US Food Policy Network (Holly Freishtat)
· City Deal “Food on the Urban Agenda”, The Netherlands (Henk Renting)
· Italian Healthy Cities Network WHO (Simona Arletti)

 

Other confirmed participants:
· Nordic Cities EAT Initiative (Emily Norford)
· Chloé MATHIEU, Kader MAKHLOUF (France Urbaine)
· Thierry Giordano (FAO)
· Florence Egal
· Andrea Calori (EStà – Economia e Sostenibilità)
· Eva Torremocha (Carasso Fundation)
· Richard Foster, Rosanne Klerx (Cities today)
· Anna Faucher (IFUN, France) TBC

EVENT 3
VALÈNCIA: MODELS FOR SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT

12:30 València, capital of innovative water technology
Dionisio García Comín. Chief Executive Officer Global Omnium.

13:00 Sustainable Tourism
Generalitat Valenciana

14:00 END OF PARALLEL EVENTS AFTER THE MAYORS’ SUMMIT