QES Scholars participate in Hungry Cities Partnership and Sustainable Development Solutions Network conference

The Hungry Cities Partnership (HCP), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES-AS) Program hosted a conference on Urbanization, Food Systems and Sustainability in the Global South on 3-4 July 2018 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Ontario, funded by SSHRC, the BSIA, WLU and the IDRC. The first day of the conference addressed the challenges posed by rapid urbanization and the transformation of food systems in the cities of the Global South and related both to the goals and targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development agenda and the New Urban Agenda of Habitat III. The second day of the conference was devoted to the increasingly important informal food sector in cities of the Global South, and featured a series of presentations of original research by QES-AS scholars and others.

Here are the presentations of QE scholars at the conference:

• “Integrating SDG 5, ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ into Urban Food Security Discourse

Mary Caesar Balsillie School of International Affairs
Liam Riley Balsillie School of International Affairs

 

• “Characterizing Wet Market Food Vendors in the Urban Food System of Nanjing

   Zhenzhong Si Balsillie School of International Affairs

 

• “Cooperative Governance in China’s Transforming Informal Food Retail Sector: Case Study of Street Food Vendors in Nanjing, China

   Ning Dai Department of Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

 

• “Supporting Rural-Urban Linkages for Self-Reliance in Jamaica

   Beth Timmers School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo

 

• “An Urban Analysis of the Onion Value Chain in Bangalore, India

   Farhan Rahman Department of Geography & Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

 

• “The Inclusion of Young Entrepreneurs in the City of Maputo’s Food Markets

   Ines Raimundo Department of Geography, Eduardo Mondlane University
Cameron McCordic Balsillie School of International Affairs

 

• “The Nature and Operations of the Informal Food Sector in Cape Town’s Food System

   Godfrey Tawodzera African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

 

• “Governance, Precarity and Food Security: Impact of Precarious Status on the Food Security of Urban Refugees in South Africa

   Jennifer Kandjii Balsillie School of International Affairs

 

• “Development, Division and Discontent in Informal Markets: Insights from Kampala

   Graeme Young Cambridge University

 

• “Urbanization and Informal Food Economy in Windhoek, Namibia: Food Insecurity and Consumption Patterns

Ndeyapo Martha Nickanor Faculty of Science, University of Namibia
Lawrence N. Kazembe Department of Statistics and Population Studies, University of Namibia