Friday, 10 October 2014

Get involved! Your views on water and food security wanted by the UN

water-ethiopWould you like to help inform a report for the UN on food and water security? Now here is your chance. A year ago, the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) asked the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to prepare a report on Water and Food Security. Lyla Mehta, convenor of the STEPS Centre’s water and sanitation work, is the HLPR project team leader for the report, whose findings will feed into the CFS’s 42nd session meeting in 2015.

As part of the process, the HLPE is now seeking inputs, suggestions, comments on the ‘V0 Draft’ they have prepared, very much a work in progress document. This e-consultation will be used by the HLPE to further elaborate the report, which will then be submitted to external expert review, before finalization and approval by the HLPE Steering Committee.

To take part in the e-consultation, please visit the dedicated HLPE e-consultation website, or email your contribution direct to the HLPE Secretariat at

The e-consultation will run until 31st October 2014. Contributions are welcome in English, French and Spanish.