The Food Heritage Foundation, represented by Mrs. Dominique Anid Gerebtzoff co-founder and Health & Nutrition specialist, took part of FAO’s Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition which took place in Rome during December 1-3, 2016.
The International Symposium that was held in FAO headquarters, Rome is a follow-up to the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). The Symposium contributed to the continued dialogue, engagement and collaboration between country governments and stakeholders around the identification of innovative solutions that enable food systems to deliver healthy diets for improved nutrition.
Mrs. Gerebtzoff presented the foundation’s different initiatives with a focus on “Women empowerment for improved household access to healthy diets in Lebanon”. The panel”Empowering women as key drivers of food system change” was very rich with experiences from Lebanon (FHF), South Africa, Tadjikistan, Paraguay and Canada around sustainable diets, healthy diets and improved nutrition!
Another Lebanese participant was the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit (ESDU) represented by its director Dr. Shadi Hamadeh who had as well a strong representation all throughout the Symposium. ESDU’s vision and programs were also presented the Symposium through a presentation entitled “Response to the food security crisis in conflicts; embedding development into relief” as part of the session on enhancing food system resilience in areas affected by climate change and other crisis.
We are very happy and proud to have participated in this international symposium and to have shared our work with people from all around the globe.
Thank you FAO for this great opportunity!
The full coverage of the session is available on this link: