We have joined hands with One Planet Network (OPN-10YFP)-Sustainable Food Systems Program (SFSP) (https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/sustainable-food-system) as our content partner to present the “Collaborative Framework for Sustainable Food Systems” as a key content for our workshops/summit. This framework is developed by SFSP as a toolkit for cities and countries to build policies for sustainable food systems through multi-stakeholder collaborations to achieve SDG12. UNEP, one of the key members of SFSP, is also helping us to collect the best practices from different provinces in Nepal. We have also already had a preliminary discussion with UN Food Systems Summit 2021, summit dialogues team (https://summitdialogues.org) to align our provincial dialogues as the independent dialogues contributing to the summit.
Association Food Networks (www.foodnetworks.ch) and Social Gastronomy Movement (https://www.socialgastronomy.org) have already agreed to become our knowledge partners to bring the vision of “food as collaborative commons” and “food for social change”.
For the ground organization of all the provincial workshops with communications, logistics and volunteers required we will be working with IAAS Nepal (International Association of student in agricultural and related science) which has network of more than 1000 active student members in all provinces. All the provincial chapters of following government and non-government institutions will be contacted, mobilized and engaged during the provincial workshops as well as later for the Kathmandu fair and summit.
Ministry of agriculture & departments
Ministry of tourism
Nepal tourism board
Association of Agriculture Cooperatives
Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN)
Center for Crop Development and Agro Bio-Diversity Conservation
Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC)
Besides, different organizations such as FAO Nepal, Li-bird, WHH, WWF Nepal, Nepal Permaculture Association etc. have been already contacted for the support and engagement. We have been simultaneously exploring for the grass-rooters and entrepreneurs who have been creating best practices in each province to share their best practices.