In a rapidly changing and fast-paced world, digital technology has penetrated all aspects of life and human activity. The COVID-19 pandemic was the biggest reminder of this, having brought to fore the urgent need to invest in digital tools in wide-ranging industries and settings. This webinar, therefore, provides an occasion to explore the use of digitalisation within nutrition and food systems transformation for improved nutrition and sustainable healthy diets, while unpacking the opportunities and challenges which come with it. The webinar it will also be an opportunity to exchange on the topic with technical experts, researchers, development practitioners, and policy makers from various backgrounds and institutions.
More specifically, this webinar will be an opportunity to:
• To take stock of the role of digital technologies within the nutrition arena by presenting various examples which exist to advance nutrition outcomes and facilitate food systems transformation.
• Present the opportunities as well as the challenges of using digital technologies in collecting data, programme implementation, and policy formulation.
• Discuss how to strengthen the linkages between digital technologies, food systems and nutrition outcomes sustainably and considering risks.
• To advocate for the implementation of digital tools and transform food systems to support healthy diets and overall advance nutrition outcomes.
• To identify good practice, lessons learned, emerging opportunities, critical gaps, and challenges at the implementation level, as well as discussing the broader national, regional, and global policy implications of addressing digital solutions within the nutrition arena.
• Provide an interactive platform to share experiences, lessons learned, and facilitate exchange between different actors, experts, governments, non-governmental institutions that will allow not only to create visibility but also to identify synergies, quick wins actions, and solutions.