Coordination Meeting - Public programme - Food Wave

Coordination Meeting – Public programme

15 February 2022 | 18:00 - 16 February 2022 | 18:30
Two years after the start of the project, Food Wave calls on its partners to share updates and good practices from the territories and local communities involved and to plan together the future of the project.
The online meeting will help us gather inspiration and suggestions from all Food Wave stakeholders, including those outside the Consortium: we will give the floor to activists, beneficiaries and keynote speakers who will share innovative ideas and experiences on the food-climate issue through art and initiatives developed together with citizens.
The sessions will be supported by visual facilitators, providing live maps that will be later shared on Food Wave media.
The public programme sessions will be free streamed live on the Food Wave website and on our Facebook page.
Lightning talk: youth engagement, art and global campaigning
Lighting talk: policy making and youth engagement experiences
Join our wave! Voices, stories and opportunities from the Food Wave project network


Meet the speakers

Filippo Gavazzeni

Coordinator of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) and liaison Officer with Vice Mayor’s Office

Filippo Gavazzeni is the Coordinator of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) and liaison Officer with Vice Mayor’s Office, and previously collaborated in the Milan’s Food Policy Office. Within MUFPP Secretariat he collaborated in organizing several meetings and fora, on both regional and global level. He is the coordinator of the Milan Pact Awards, which promotes and supports the most innovative food policies implemented by MUFPP members. He is a member of Global Shapers Milan Hub.

Stefania Amato

Senior Expert, Food Systems Network, C40

Stefania oversees the Food Systems Network as part of C40’s Urban Planning and Development Initiative. Before joining C40, Stefania worked as policy advisor and project manager at the Mayor’s Office of Milan (2011-2015), where she focused on the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and overall Food Policy for the city. In particular, Stefania helped design both measures and served as a liaison for local and international stakeholders. Stefania also worked as a World Health Organization (WHO) consultant for policy alignment and aid coordination in the health sector in Moldova (2011-2014) and Tajikistan (2006-2009). She has a PhD in Institutions and Policies from UCSC, Milan, and a MSc in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics.

Caterina Sarfatti

Programme Director, Inclusive Climate Action, C40

Caterina Sarfatti serves as Director of C40’s Inclusive Climate Action programme, which provides mayors and local administrations with support to plan, build consensus and deliver bold climate action that is equitable and beneficial for all. The programme deals with the links between the climate crisis and social justice in cities. Caterina also oversees strategic partnerships between C40 Cities and the Mayors Migration Council, the Just Transition Centre and the Global Union Movement and Slum Dwellers International.Formerly, Caterina coordinated strategic international events for C40 that formed the “Road from COP21 to the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit” and was project manager for the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City.Before joining C40, Caterina worked in the City of Milan, where she served as policy advisor and project manager at the Mayor’s Office, in the International Relations Department. In particular, Caterina led and coordinated EU projects and city diplomacy initiatives on smart cities and environment, social innovation and social cohesion, migration and integration. Prior to this, Caterina collaborated with human rights NGOs such as the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in Paris and the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) in Rome.Caterina holds degrees in Philosophy (Università San Raffaele, Milan) and Political Theory and Political Science from Sciences-Po (Paris) and Master degrees in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Université Assas-Paris II) and in Global Environmental Policies (Università La Tuscia, Viterbo).Caterina is an ad honorem member of the Italian NGO CESVI and sits in the Scientific committee of the Italian Climate Network association. She is the author of several articles on climate change, smart cities and human migrations.

Roberta Ianna

Senior Expert, Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition - T.A. Sogesid

Roberta Ianna is Senior Expert at the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition and collaborated to engage young climate activists in the framework of Youth4Climate event during Pre-COP26.


Stefania Divertito

Press Office Manager at the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Minister’s Referent for Youth4Climate Initiative

Journalist and author, Stefania Divertito is the Press Office Manager at the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Minister’s Referent for Youth4Climate Initiative. As a journalist, she wrote about environment and pollution, investigating uranium and asbestos issues and contamination.

Marina Ponti

Programme Director, UN SDG Action Campaign

Marina Ponti is the Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign. As one of the main architects of the UN Millennium Campaign -the predecessor of the UN SDG Action Campaign- Ms. Ponti served as Global Deputy Director and Regional Director for Europe for over a decade and was at the vanguard of innovative campaign initiatives, building multi-stakeholder coalitions, mobilizing resources and forging longterm partnerships between civil society organizations, Local Government, parliamentarians, media, the private sector and the UN. Prior, Ms. Ponti was an advocacy and resource mobilization specialist with UNICEF and the UN Secretariat. She also served as Chief Operating Officer at Catapult -a girls and women’s right crowdfunding platform and as Special Advisor on post-2015 during the final negotiations of the 2030 Agenda for the global network Social Watch. Ms. Ponti started her career with the Italian NGO Mani Tese as Head of Campaigning and External Relations, leading global campaigns and movements on debt, trade, human rights and development assistance. Ms. Ponti has published several articles for newspapers, magazines, online publications and blogs on the Millennium Development Goals, on the Sustainable Development Goals, on aid effectiveness, financial speculation, gender equality, social development, local development, debt-relief, human rights, and trade.

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