Feeding the Survivors

Food security in a hungry Post Covid world

Government After Shock is a 2-day event convened by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s Observatory of Public Sector Innovation.

ZAG Consultants, Cape Town, is hosting an interactive online Zoom panel discussion as part of the first day&s "Local Conversations, Global Dialogue" component, a regional bottom-up conversation about rethinking and rebuilding through innovation.

The second day comprises a high-level Global Forum of political and thought leaders, researchers and practitioners exploring the future of government beyond crisis.

SA Context

In 2017 there were over 4 million households in South Africa, in both rural and urban areas, which had inadequate food supplies and experienced hunger.

Even before Covid, more than a quarter of South African children were developmentally and physically stunted as a result of poor nutrition. Post Covid – how much worse will it be?

The Government After Shock conversation challenges us all to answer 3 key questions;

  • What do we need to leave behind from this shock?
  • What do we want to keep?
  • What should we do differently?

Join us for this important conversation on the 17th November 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
RSVP to zagconsultants@gmail.com or use our contact form here.

Event Details

Details may change

November 17, 2020, 6 PM to 8 PM

Zoom Webinar (link)
Meeting ID: 823 7331 2114

Lets meet the panel

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Brett Herron

Brett Herron

Brett Herron is an attorney and politician who has served as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament since May 2019.
He is committed to building a South Africa that is spatially transformed from its Apartheid history and legacy, that is spatially, socially, economically and environmentally just.

Paul McAvoy

Paul McAvoy

Paul McAvoy is the Principal at Factreton Primary School, where he was also a learner. He is committed to the upliftment of the Factreton community.
The school started a vegetable garden in 2015 to supplement the feeding scheme.
They use Hydroponics and Aquaponics options to support their vision for an Organic food system providing vegetables and fish to feed the learners and the community.

Stefanie Swanepoel

Stefanie Swanepoel

Stefanie Swanepoel holds a Masters in Sustainable Development (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University.
Currently, she manages the Ocean View Organic Farmers Co-operative and acts as the Communications Manager for the GIZ funded Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa.

Thozama Sikiti

Thozama Sikiti

Thozama Sikiti is the CEO of Thunariso Organic Garden in Khayelitsha. She is an inspirational urban farmer who wants to change the lives of young children and youth by teaching them agricultural skills whilst feeding the community nutritious organic vegetables.
Her vision is to launch an Agriculture Academy.

Tracy Ledger

Dr Tracy Ledger

Dr Tracy Ledger is a Senior Researcher at the Public Affairs Research Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2016, she wrote ‘An Empty Plate – Why we are losing the battle for our food system, and how we can win it back’. She is an agri-food activist, committed to building a more equitable society.