The tenth “Policies against Hunger” conference in June 2013 will centre around the question of how to apply the standards and principles described in the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of national food security.
The aim of the guidelines is safe and fair access to natural resources. Yet what does the path to this aim look like? What kind of challenges are we facing? What are the responsibilities of the different actors – states, international organisations, donors, civil society, industry and the science community – in implementing the Voluntary Guidelines?
The aim of the conference is to
- promote the awareness and the understanding of the voluntary guidelines and the willingness to implement them
- promote the international exchange on necessary frame structures and measures between different stakeholders involved in implementing the Voluntary Guidelines
- develop specific recommendations for action for the different actors – states, international organisations, donors, civil society, industry and the science community – in applying the Voluntary Guidelines
The conference topic is to be addressed in greater depth in four working groups:
- Framework structures and actors: Which actors assume key positions for implementing the guidelines? Which political, legal and organisational structures can be used for implementing the guidelines?
- Conflict prevention and conflict resolution: How can the guidelines contribute to improved recognition, identification, assessment and to improved protection of legitimate land rights? What kind of instruments are suitable to prevent conflicts on competing land rights and/or to solve them? How can you ensure that all stakeholders are involved on an equal footing?
- Investments in land: How can we share the guidelines with investors from industry and make sure that they know and implement them?
- Monitoring and evaluation: How is the implementation of the guidelines monitored and checked whether measures are successful? Which potential contribution can civil society and the Committee on World Food Security make?
The conference will be held in the premises of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Berlin.
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10–12 June 2013
Registration from mid-March 2013
For more information, visit the Policies Agaist Hunger conference website.