Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership
|The Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership (GIFSL) was created in 2008 to to foster integrated and harmonized global food systems to improve global food security. This requires three critical elements: collaborative One Health capacity building at the interfaces of animal, plant, human, environmental, and economic health; leadership development and skill building courses and activities emphasizing core competencies like communications and systems thinking; and the formation/facilitation of effective public-private partnerships. |
One Health Capacity Building
- GIFSL promotes trans-disciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration to address global grand challenges using systems thinking
- GIFSL engages global networks and captures synergies to enhance the adoption of One Health approaches.
- GIFSL finds new champions and advocates to promote One Health approaches for addressing the complex challenges at the interfaces of human, animal and environmental health
Leadership Development and Skill Building
- GIFSL develops and delivers a portfolio of leadership development programs utilizing an experiential educational design, specifically for adult learners.
- GIFSL programs span the public-private-academic sectors and consider the food system in its broadest scope
- GIFSL program participants include mid to senior level officials from government and industry, emerging leaders, university faculty, and early-to-mid career graduate and professional students.
- GIFSL leadership development and skill building programs and activities include: Leadership for Global Grand Challenges Course, and the Executive Leadership Program in Food Safety
Global Public-Private Partnerships
- GIFSL seeks to raise awareness and expand understanding of the inter-related roles of government, industry and civil society.
- GIFSL facilitates public-private-academic partnerships involving government agencies, private sector companies and organizations, non-government and inter-governmental organizations, as well as other educational institutions from developed, developing and in transition countries.
- GIFSL partners with a variety of organizations to catalyze incremental progress on the grand challenges facing the global food system.
- Examples of GIFSL global public-private partnerships programs include: One Health Global Partnerships Workshop, and Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations program
|Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) |
Collaborating Educational Institutions
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Catalog of One Health Activities and Programs
Video: GIFSL Executive Director, Will Hueston discusses global food systems