Curious about the SDG2 Advocacy Hub? Coalition Meets in Washington in March

February 14, 2019

On the 19th and 20th of March, the SDG2 Advocacy Hub will convene their first Bridge and Working Group meetings in 2019. Coinciding with the Global Food Security Symposium, the meetings aim to gather agriculture, nutrition and food actors to drive SDG2 action in the coming year.

The SDG2 Advocacy Hub was borne out of a need identified by high-level of actors working across food, agriculture and nutrition for greater concerted action under the new United Nations development agenda started in 2015. Guided by the Alliance to End Hunger, AGRA,  EAT Foundation, Eleanor Crook Foundation, FReSH Network, Gates Foundation, Global Citizen, Save the Children International, Scaling Up Nutrition Network, World Food Programme and World Vision International, the Hub works to coordinate global campaigning and advocacy to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030.

With 17 SDGs to achieve by 2030, the Hub offers a new game plan- a way of working that engages the largest group of diverse actors from private sector, civil society and UN agencies to share their expertise on food, agriculture and nutrition and collaborate on shared campaigns that increase our overall impact as a community of influencers. In this way, the Hub offers strategic guidance on public engagement to the entire community working in and around SDG2 by providing direction around global campaigns.

The Hub also works to include new and disruptive players in conversations around SDG2 as to engage a wider audience and effect greater change. Started last year, the Chefs’ Network for the Global Goals gathers 286 chefs in 113 cities and 52 countries who are acting inside and outside the kitchen for a sustainable food future. Bridging the gap between farm and fork, chefs can help curate a new global conversation about food that drives action for SDG2 in our farms, kitchens and communities.

In the upcoming meetings, Hub members will map 2019-2020 opportunities and key moments to drive action aligned with SDG2 policy priorities. Organised by sub-goal, each working group will share intelligence, evaluate messaging and agree on opportunities for coordinated action. Find out more about these working groups here.

If interested in meeting with the SDG2 Advocacy Hub community, please feel free to join a networking lunch on March 19th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm hosted by the Alliance to End Hunger. Please contact Nathan Magrath if interested in joining.

Keep track of upcoming events in the SDG2 space through the Hub’s calendar and monthly newsletter.