Symposium 8: From Feeding People to Nourishing People

Madagascar, 26-29 November

The eighth Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium will take place in Madagascar from 27-29 November, with participants arriving for the evening of 26 November for a welcome dinner and networking event. It will be the second symposium under the overarching theme 'From Recovery to Resilience'. 

The symposium will focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger and will discuss topics such as how best to tackle malnutrition, how best to strengthen the links between agricultural production and nutrition as well as concepts of food safety and food security. 

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the expression of interest form:

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Symposium Format

Participants play team-building and problem-solving gamesThe event will be made up of three multidisciplinary and interactive workshop-style sessions that explore the overall theme of 'From feeding people to nourishing people'. These sessions will focus on the following questions: 

  • Agricultural revolution: How do we ensure it is driven by sustainability and system innovation?
  • Healthy diets: Can we improve nutrition globally by eating more sustainably?
  • Food loss and waste: how do we tackle losses and waste of foods already produced?

Participants are obliged to attend every session to maximise the opportunity to make new contacts and build collaborative relationships. To ensure there is a balance of formal and informal networking opportunities, social activities are organised. 

Participants enjoying a cruise down the river Thames Participants present their ideas to the group

Symposium Goal

Symposium participants take turns to introduce themselvesThe goal of the two-and-a-half day symposium is to introduce outstanding researchers and innovators working in the international development field (aproximately 0-20 years post-doc, or equivalent experience in industry) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering for development, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disciplinary boundaries and the establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders and beyond.

Event Chairs 

The event chairs will be announced shortly.