event 24 мая 2023 time 11:00 (Rome Time) location Rome (Italy) and Online

Event // Focus on Governance: A framework for more effective policy and technical support

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations announced an upcoming seminar on the role of governance in driving transformative change. The event will be held on May 24, 2023 in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual attendance options available.


About the event

Recognizing the central importance of agrifood systems to achieve most SDGs and to challenge concerned stakeholders and policymakers to work holistically across sectors and levels, the 2030 Agenda has made governance for food and agriculture one of the most challenging priorities of our times. Governance along with institutions and human capital has been recognized by FAO’s Strategic Framework as one of the four accelerators of the Organization’s impact to meet the SDGs and the four betters.

Focusing attention on governance in a given context is critical to determine which and how policies and actions will be implemented on the ground, what are the trade-offs, who will be affected, and how. Governance analysis helps FAO professionals and policy practitioners in all disciplines recognize underlying conflicts and challenges, processes and capacity bottlenecks, power and information asymmetries.

Launching FAO’s governance framework paper, this event will focus on the ways governance can be leveraged by policy and development experts and practitioners to offer more effective and realistic support to countries to advance transformative change. It will also share experiences from countries where it was used, with a view to help assess the risks and opportunities, and formulate strategies to achieve transformational change in agrifood systems.

FAO's governance framework paper

Bringing together insights from FAO’s rich experience and knowledge and global literature, this paper introduces an operational four-phased framework for analysis and integration of governance analysis and action into formulation and implementation of interventions at country, regional and global levels. It also provides a review of recent trends in expert thinking about governance for sustainable development and highlights FAO’s conceptual contributions to governance in the areas of FAO’s mandate.

The publication is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.


  • Opening remarks
    Máximo Torero, Chief Economist
  • Presentation: Four-phase framework for governance analysis
    Dubravka Bojic, Programme Officer, DDCG
  • Panel: Governance in action
    Representatives from two countries where the governance framework was tested
  • Closing remarks
    Máximo Torero, Chief Economist

Date and Location

Date: 24th of May, 2023

Time: 11:00- 12:30 (Rome time)


  • Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO Headquarters (Rome, Italy), on a first come-first served basis.
  • Online

More Information and Registration

Click here to learn more about FAO's work on governance. Kindly register for the event here.

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