Workshop on the Cost of Hunger| Budgeting for the Right to Food in South Africa


2 Day Workshop on the Cost of Hunger| Budgeting for the Right to Food in South Africa

Date: 21 & 22 August
Venue: Civicus House, New Town, Johannesburg
We would like you to set aside the 21st and 22nd of August to attend the upcoming 2 Day Workshop on the Cost of Hunger| Budgeting for the Right to Food In South Africa. This workshop is hosted by BEMF, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII), SECTION27  in collaboration with the South African Network on  Inequality (SANI)  -Economic Justice Network (EJN), Oxfam  and FORD Foundation.

You will receive a formal invite with a detailed agenda in the coming week. We trust that you will be able to set aside these two days as we bring a number of activists, academics and policy makers from South Africa who will be joined by key international activists to enhance the work and advocacy on the right to food in South Africa.

The purpose of this workshop is to develop the thinking around the right to food by looking specifically at the planning and budgeting obligations of the state in respect of the right to food and, in this light, evaluating current food security policy efforts, institutional arrangements and their implementation. The proposed outcome of this workshop is to develop advocacy strategies and actions to ensure planning and budgeting for the realisation of the ‘right to food’ is put at the centre of the political agenda.

·         Unpack and define the obligations on the state and the content of the right to food within a human rights framework
·         Learning from international experience about interventions, campaigns and programmes that can help achieve the right to food
·         Develop a shared understanding and critical appraisal of the legislation and policy developments which relate to food security with a specific focus on evaluating the institutional arrangements and specific government programmes from a budget lens
·         Assess various government department programmes with a focus on highlighting the mismatch between planning and budgeting and the monitoring of expenditure and outcomes
·         Develop a gap analysis based on the underlying causes of hunger to determine the priority areas for government action and budgeting
·         Develop a set of guiding principles and strategies to build civil society collaboration to ensure that the right to food is put at the centre of the political agenda.
·         Share methodologies for monitoring the progressive realisation of the right to food, particularly in relation to monitoring government budgets and measuring key indicators

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Thoko Madonko:
Kind regards
Thokozile Madonko


Thokozile Madonko
Budget Expenditure Monitoring Forum
Mobile: +27 83 710 3440
Tel: +27-21-4221700 (Cape Town Office)
Tel: +27-11-356-4100 (Johannesburg – Remote Office)
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