Westminster Development Policy Network Virtual Seminars

Westminster Development Policy Network Virtual Seminars
May 27 - July 14
8 Sessions | 17:00-18:00 (Tashkent time) | Every WEDNESDAY

About Webinar Series

This is an open online academic seminar series for any scholar / student worldwide interested in the issues of development policy. The webinars will be run in English via Zoom and include presentations on theoretical and empirical approaches.

All webinars begin at 17:00 (Tashkent time) every Wednesday. Each webinar lasts for up to 60 minutes, starting with the speaker's presentation of 30 minutes, followed by the next 15-30 minutes of questions from the audience. The questions should be submitted to the moderator online via chat, who will address the questions to the presenter. The webinars will be moderated by Bakhrom Mirkasimov (WIUT) and Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI).

Participation in the webinars and joining the mailing list can be made via the subscription form below. Subscribers will receive email with an announcement for each webinar to register. Instructions on how to access a webinar will be sent prior to the start of a webinar.

SCHEDULE

May 27: 2021 GLOBAL FOOD POLICY REPORT by Johan Swinnen (IFPRI)

Transforming Food Systems after COVID-19: Implications of the 2021 Global Food Policy Report for Eurasia

Co-Organized by the Eurasian Center for Food Security at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Armenian National Agrarian University, the World Bank, & IFPRI

MAY 27, 2021 - 07:30 AM TO 09:00 AM EDT

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IFPRI's 2021 Global Food Policy Report focuses on Transforming Food Systems after COVID-19 and examines how we can apply lessons from the pandemic to help us improve the resilience, sustainability, inclusivity, and quality of food systems at global, regional, and national levels.

The pandemic has immensely impacted food systems globally, including in the Eurasia region, by disrupting agri-food value chains, reducing household incomes and consumption of high-value nutritious food, and blocking access to education and health services, thus increasing poverty. COVID-19 has illuminated both strengths and weaknesses of food systems and sparked promising policy and technology innovations. As Eurasian countries design long-term policy responses and tools for building resilience to future shocks, 2021 is an opportune time to rethink and renew efforts to transform food systems so that they are resilient, inclusive, and healthy in the long term.

The Eurasian Center for Food Security at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Armenian National Agrarian University, together with the World Bank and IFPRI, invite policymakers, researchers, food and nutrition security professionals, and media to participate in this virtual event on May 27 to learn about the results of the report and to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on transforming food systems in the Eurasia region.

Welcome Remarks 

  • Frauke Jungbluth, PracticeManager, Agriculture and Food, Europe and Central Asia, the World Bank
  • Sergey Shoba, Director, Eurasian Center for Food Security at Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Representative of the Ministry of Agriculture

Speakers   

  • Kamiljon Akramov, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI
  • Roman Romashkin, Deputy Director, Eurasian Center for Food Security at Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

Discussants

  • Armen Harutyunyan, Director of the Agricultural Policy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Gulmira Isayeva, Chairman of the Board, National Agrarian Science and Education Centre of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Rector, Westminster International University in Tashkent
  • Vardan Urutyan, Rector, Armenian National Agrarian University

Moderator

  • Frauke Jungbluth, PracticeManager, Agriculture and Food, Europe and Central Asia, the World Bank
June 2: Digital transformation of the agri-food system by Kateryna Schroeder (World Bank)
June 9: One Health and Agri-Food Systems Human, animal and environmental health in Africa and Asia by John McDermott (IFPRI)
June 16: Why U.S. Immigration Matters for the Global Advancement of Science by Patrick Gaule (University of Bath)
June 23: Social Norms: A Wasteful Risk-Coping Strategy - Evidence from Kyrgyzstan by Alisher Aldashev (Satbayev University)
June 30: Economic growth in developing economies: Structural change perspective by Margaret McMillan (Tufts University)
July 7: Structural gravity modelling: How trade wars and Belt and Road policies change trade flows in Europe and Central Asia by Oleksandr Shepotylo (Aston University)
July 14: TBD by Olga Shemyakina (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Jointly Organized by Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Westminster Development Policy Network (WDPN)

Bakhrom Mirkasimov (WIUT)

Kamiljon Akramov (IFPRI)

Karen Jackson (WDPN)

Contact

Akhtem Useinov

Tel: +99871 238 74 15

Email: a.useinov@wiut.uz

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