Advocacy Meeting: Access to Food for Students

Date: July 25, 2019
Time: 09h00 - 16h00
Venue: Allan Cormack and Aaron Klug, New Life Sciences Building, 5th Floor, Core 1, University of the Western Cape

The Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, together with the Centre of Excellence in Food Security invite you to an Advocacy Meeting: Access to Food for Students

The Advocacy Meeting is a continuation of a series of meetings, which the Dullah Omar Institute has organised in response to an urgent need to address food insecurity in tertiary institutions nationwide. The Advocacy Meeting seeks to mobilise a coalition of stakeholders in preparation for the implementation phase of the Access to Food for Students Project.
Click HERE to access background documents for the advocacy meeting, colloquium report from the National colloquium held 14 -15 August 2018 and the general concept note for this project.
The Dullah Omar Institute will present an official Petition on Food Insecurity at Tertiary Institutions to the South African Human Rights Commission at this Meeting.

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