19 September 2019
This Food Governance Community of Practice meeting will explore the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in food governance in the Western Cape.
An increasing number of civil society organisations are active in the food space in the Western Cape and their involvement in food governance takes a variety of forms. Some organisations are making practical interventions through projects and programmes on the ground, whilst other organisations embark on advocacy campaigns.
This meeting will attempt to identify some of these CSOs, unpack how their work relates to food and also gauge the level of connections (actual and potential) between the groups. We will ask the question, does Cape Town (yet) have a recognisable ‘food movement’? Such a movement could significantly affect food governance in two ways: 1) By placing pressure on the government to realise the right to food in the Constitution; and 2) Participating in collaborative governance structures to take an equal role alongside other actors in government, academia and the private sector.
A draft programme of the meeting can be found HERE.
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