JCU and UNICRI Present 2nd Edition of “Specialized Course on Food Security at the Time of COVID-19”

It is highly likely that the COVID-19 pandemic will result in increased hunger and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.  (“Food security under the COVID-19 pandemic” Report, FAO).

Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the time of COVID-19

Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the time of COVID-19

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in cooperation with John Cabot University, is organizing the second edition of the “Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the time of COVID-19,” which will be delivered online from 23 to 27 November 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to negatively impact states’ capacity to produce food and meet nutritional requirements. The effects could be mitigated by further controlling and monitoring the food supply chain, along with countering malnutrition and facilitating access to food. In order to do so, the global community needs to re-shape the entire food supply chain, from production to consumption.

The “Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the time of COVID-19,” designed for university graduates and young professionals, offers professional, legal, social, scientific, and academic perspectives through live webinars, group discussions, dynamic case studies, individual readings, and practical exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognized experts and peers from all over the world, allowing them to build lasting professional relationships.

The faculty is composed of leading scholars and academics from JCU and other universities, as well as international legal experts from the United Nations system, international and non-governmental organizations, and civil society.

The course will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of food security issues such as:

  • Towards the multidimensional definition of food security
  • The UN strategy for Goal 2 “Zero Hunger” (SDGs)
  • Legal tools on right to food, food safety, and security
  • Pandemic outbreaks and impact on food safety and security
  • COVID-19, conflicts, migration, and food insecurity
  • Food industry and food fraud: counterfeiting and adulteration
  • Migration and food insecurity
  • Innovation for the future: blockchain for Zero Hunger

The course fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of the most salient issues faced by the international community related to food and nutrition security. Upon attendance of all live webinars and completion of the course activities and assignments, participants will receive a United Nations and John Cabot University certificate of participation.

The deadline to apply is November 18, 2020.

Read more about the “Specialized Course on Food and Nutrition Security at the time of COVID-19,” on UNICRI’s website.

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