Overview Working Group Sessions

Working Groups occurring Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Thursday morning. Each session will be broken into two distinct and parallel interactive Working Groups.

Time table

  • Session 1: Tuesday, 14.00-16.00
  • Session 2: Tuesday, 16.00-18.00
  • Session 3: Wednesday, 09.30-11.30
  • Session 4: Wednesday, 14.00-16.00
  • Session 5: Wednesday, 16.00-18.00
  • Session 6: Thursday, 11.15-13.00
  • Plenary: Thursday, 14.30-17.15

These Working Groups will focus on a set of guiding questions, which Chairs will use, as appropriate, to bring discussions to action-oriented outcomes. New questions can emerge during discussions, since we would like to have an interactive dialogue.

The joint conclusions and recommendations from all Working Groups will inform High Level Segment considerations and outcomes on Thursday 18 June.

Working Group structure and process

  • Within each two-hour session there are two parallel Working Groups.
  • Each Working Group will be conducted in a separate room.
  • Each Working Group will comprise one chair and 2-5 speakers.
  • The chair will introduce each session and introduce the speakers.
  • The Working Groups emphasize exchanges of views and perspectives rather than formal presentations.
  • Approximately 30 minutes of each Working Group will comprise chair and speaker interactions, the remaining time will be allocated for audience participation and discussion.
  • At the end of each Working Group, Chairs - working with note takers – will generate key outcomes to be fed into the High Level Segment and the conference summary document.
  • Attendees are free to actively participate in the Working Group session of their interest under each thematic area.

While the overall aim of the Working Groups is to enhance the understanding and network of all participants, each participant is also invited to deliver priority outcomes and issues of relevance that can be fed into the High Level Segment preferably linked to and informing the ongoing global dialogue on reducing food loss and waste.

Working Group structure, descriptions and guiding questions are provided on the following pages.