Food loss and waste is a key contributor to the climate crisis. Ambitious multi-sector and multi-stakeholder solutions are needed to achieve SDG12.3 - to halve food loss and waste (FLW) by 2030 - and deliver nutrition security. Philanthropy can play a critical role in catalyzing these solutions and delivering meaningful local action.

This event will dive into how and where philanthropic action can be meaningful and showcase meaningful examples from Kenya, Ethiopia, Indonesia, USA and Mexico. We invite interested philanthropies and solution providers to join us for 30 minutes ‘speed-dating’ to discuss questions of ‘where and how can we partner’ to deliver SDG12.3

This event is hosted by the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) in partnership with WRI, Champions12.3, WRAP, ReFed, Bezos Earth Fund, IKEA Foundation and Roberston Foundation.

Please RSVP to and find more detail: 8th Dec – Overview – Food Systems Pavilion

Event Programme

Welcome & Opening

  • Katie McCoshan Policy and International Engagement Manager, FOLU 

Introductory Panel:

How can philanthropy play a role in achieving SDG12.3? What is currently being done and what do we need to see more of?

  • Nico Janssen, IKEA Foundation

What can we learn from existing global and national projects on food loss and waste? 

What are the opportunities for philanthropic funding to catalyse action?  

  • Indah Budiani, Executive Director, Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD).

  • Dana Gunders, Executive Director, ReFed

  • Wanjira Mathai, Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships, WRI

Speed Dating for SDG12.3

Within these groups there will be quick fire idea sharing, discussion and co-creation of what makes effective FLW projects and discussion on partnership opportunities to achieve SDG12.3? - Hosted by Craig Hanson, WRI

Audience and panelists will then be split into 3 different groups between

  • Nico Jansson, IKEA Foundation  

  • Christy Loper, Robertson Foundation  

  • Andy Jarvis,​ Bezos Earth Fund  

Reflections from 'fire starters' and audience:

  • Craig Hanson, World Resources Institute


  • Katie McCoshan Policy and International Engagement Manager, FOLU 


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