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Master Class: Becoming an Effective Food Policy Advocate
Wed. 2 November 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEDT
When you’re fighting for a cause, how can you actually make an impact?
The purpose of this master class is to encourage debate amongst academics and civil society about the role of advocacy in food and nutrition policy, what it is and how to use it more effectively for the public interest.
Advocacy is craft that is not taught in our universities and is often missing in community food and nutrition circles. More than ever, though, we need to become effective food policy advocates.
Join the Australian Right to Food Coalition, the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Professor Corinna Hawkes to learn more about the power of advocacy at its best.
More about our keynote, Professor Corinna Hawkes:
Professor Corinna Hawkes is Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City University London, which she joined in January 2016. Corinna has a diversity of international experience at the interface between policy and research in food systems and nutrition. She has worked with international agencies, governments, NGOs, think tanks and universities at the international level, as well as nationally and locally in the UK, United States and Brazil. A regular advisor to governments, international agencies and NGOs, her specialism is the role of food systems policies in what we eat and how they can be levered for positive impact. Find out more about Professor Hawkes here.