Coming Soon: Global "Top Visionary" Award Announcement and "Mama's Kitchen" Cooperation Seminar Organized by CBCGDF Good Food Fund
2021/1/4 16:09:00 本站

2020 is a very special year. It makes us realize the importance of building a resilient human society. Among them, building a good food system is crucial. In fact, the international community has realized that without changing our existing food system, we will not be able to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, nor will it be possible to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, and our civilization will also be in jeopardy.


In recent years, “food system transformation” has become the intersection of almost all major issues related to our future: climate change, biodiversity conservation, public health, food security, and social justice. To this end, the United Nations will host the first UN Food System Summit in the fall of 2021 to find and promote a turning point in the transformation of food systems around the world.


This summit has been supported by major UN agencies including WHO, UN FAO, WFP, UNEP and other UN member states, including China, and is a historic conference.


The "2050 Food System Vision Award" was launched under such a background, hoping to find the most imaginative, actionable and realizable food system reform plan on a global scale.


As one of the ten global awards and the only project team in East Asia to enter the finals, the Good Food Fund of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) invites you to join an exciting event on January 8, 2021, the 2050 Food System Vision Award's Global "Top Visionary" Award Results Announcement in China, and the "Mama's Kitchen" Future Cooperation Webinar.


We hope you will consider this invitation to discuss possible future cooperation between us and your organization on the "Mama’s Kitchen". For details of the meeting, please refer to the "Meeting Plan" below.


Before the Spring Festival of the Year of the Ox, at the largest online conference of the Good Food Fund, you will:


Be the first to understand the final list of winners of the "2050 Food System Vision Award" (ie the list of the world's "top visionaries");


Learn about the latest information and first-hand information in the field of global food transformation, understand the latest thinking and practice in the field of food transformation in China, and get the opportunity to communicate with and learn from the most active food makers and community organizations in China;


Get the opportunity to connect the best thinkers and practitioners in the field of food change, including but not limited to Good Food Fund, Rockefeller Foundation, nine other global award-winning projects, Slow Food China, etc.;


Received priority consideration for the 2021 project bidding for the "Mama's Kitchen" project from the Good Food Fund;


If you wish to participate in this webinar, please scan the code to join the WeCom group in the Chinese link below. After getting to know each other in the group, the organizer will determine the appropriate attendees of the meeting and give the specific time and link.


We encourage you to think about the two topics of the event in advance (see "Activity Process"). If you want to make a short speech during the discussion and put forward your own point of view, you can tell us in advance to reserve the corresponding time. Looking forward to seeing you online!


Meeting Plan:


1. Background


The 2050 Food System Vision Prize was founded by the Rockefeller Foundation and is currently one of the world's most well-known awards in the field of food system transformation. The award was solicited from the world in 2019 to make our food system more nourishing and more regenerative and received more than 1,300 proposals from more than 4,000 organizations around the world.


After the selection of the semi-finals and the training of the final accelerator, the public welfare project "Mama's Kitchen to the Good Food Hub" project of the CBCGDF Good Food Fund stood out and became the world's top ten final project and the only one from East Asia.


On January 5, 2021, the Rockefeller Foundation will officially announce the final winning project of the "Top Visionaries" of the "Vision Award".


2. Event Purposes:


From September to November 2020, the "Mama's Kitchen" project, which entered the final list of the "Vision Award", landed in Dali, Yunnan, and began to polish a prototype that can be promoted across the country. The hope of this webinar:


Connect with potential partners in the future.

Collect opinions from partner institutions on the first stage of exploration.

Listen to the suggestions from all walks of life on the core issues: Which groups can "Mama's Kitchen" help? What kind of changes can help these groups make? And how to change?

Explore the future cooperation mechanism with different stakeholders.


3. Content of the event:


The CBCGDF Good Food Fund plans to hold a web conference on Friday, January 8, 2021 (time and attendance information will be sent to applicants separately), and officially release the list of "Top Visionary" winners of the "Vision Award" in China. Introduce the transformation of the food system and the significance of the solutions presented by the award for building a healthy, sustainable, good and resilient society.


In addition, a seminar on the "Mama's Kitchen" project will be held at the same time, searching for potential future partners for the project. Invite food innovation and change institutions and individuals, community organizations, government agencies, research institutions, chefs, young people, etc. to jointly contribute to the improvement of the "Mama's Kitchen" project and its national implementation.


4. Activity process:


The total duration of the event is expected to be 120 minutes. The first 30 minutes is a press conference, and the last 80 minutes is a webinar. The process is as follows:


Part One


Global "Top Visionary" Award Results in China Release Press Conference


(1) Speech by Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) (5 min)


(2) Speech by the representative of Rockefeller Foundation (5 min)


(3) Introduction by Jian Yi, the founder of the CBCGDF Good Food Fund, about the "Vision Award" and the "Mama's Kitchen" project (5 min)


(4) Q & A (15min)


Part Two


"Mama's Kitchen" Future Cooperation Seminar


(1) The representative of the CBCGDF Good Food Fund introduce the progress of the “Mama’s Kitchen” project (5min)


(2) Participants in the trial operation phase of "Mama's Kitchen" in 2020 share their ideas·1 (5 min)


(3) Participants in the trial operation phase of "Mama's Kitchen" in 2020 share their ideas·2 (5 min)


(4) Representatives of related cooperative institutions share their ideas·1 (5 min)


(5) Representatives of related cooperative institutions share their ideas·2 (5 min)


(6) Tea break (5min)


(7) Discussion topic 1: Which groups can "Mama's Kitchen" help, and what kind of changes can these groups make? (30 min)


(8) Discussion topic 2: What can be done specifically by "Mama's Kitchen", and what innovative ways are there to help the project land? (20 min)


(9) To summarize (10min)



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By / Maggie