Continuing the leadership role that GAIN took on during the United Nations Food Systems Summit, our country teams advise on food systems planning and prioritisation, and we develop tools to advance accountability in both private and public sectors.
In 2021, the United Nations Food Systems Summit brought together different food communities to open minds, ramp up energy, identify new partnerships and reveal new opportunities for action to transform the world’s food systems. GAIN’s Executive Director Lawrence Haddad co-led the first Action Track on Ensuring access to safe and nutritious foods for all. By September 2021, 60 countries had developed national food systems pathways, and many more were in preparation. In the closing Statement of Action, the UN Secretary General noted the need to: "support national mechanisms that develop and implement national pathways to 2030 that are inclusive and consistent with countries' climate commitments, building upon the national food systems dialogues".
In all GAIN countries, we are actively supporting national governments to further develop and begin to implement their national pathways. We are also collaborating with partners to develop tools, such as the Food Systems Dashboard, to help policymakers better understand their food systems and prioritise policy changes to bring about positive change.
A portfolio of work entitled Making Markets Work (Phase I) included a number of accountability tools for both public and private sector stakeholders.