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We are happy to invite you to the 5th Webinar for PhDs and Young Professionals organized by AESOP Sustainable Food Planning and LE:NOTRE Institute.

Date: 28.01.2019
Time: 15:00 CET (Berlin time)
Place: (online) https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/onlineseminar/
Theme: Advancing the evidence base for healthy and sustainable city-region food systems across North and South

Invited Speaker: Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck - AERES University, Wageningen University,

The Webinar is Free of charge!

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The growing appetite of cities is one of the greatest future challenges. The need for providing safe, healthy and sustainable food to urban populations is urgent across both the global North and South. There is no set menu for meeting this appetite, but comparing and contrasting across different geographical contexts provides interesting insights in how people address food-related challenges in their daily lives. Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck will present results and analyses from her fieldwork in Hanoi, Vietnam and Almere, the Netherlands, focusing on region-based food provision and on doing evidence-based research. How can we build an evidence base to assess the effects of the policy options available at the local and regional level and to monitor and inform food system policies?

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Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck

Lector - Food and Healthy Living AERES University of Applied Sciences,

Researcher - Environmental Policy department of Wageningen University and Research

Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck is a professor of Food and Healthy Living at Aeres University of Applied Sciences. She also works as a senior researcher for the Environmental Policy department of Wageningen University. She has a master in history and international relations, a master in Russian and Eurasian Studies and received her Ph.D. in 2015 at Wageningen University with a thesis on Food safety concerns and shopping for daily vegetables in modernizing Vietnam. Her main area of interest lies in food security (access, safety, diversity, and nutrition). Dr. Sigrid Wertheim-Heck is Director Marketing and Business Development of Fresh Studio® and founder of the innovative platform Food Synectics. Sigrid is working in the field of research and policy advice as well as a growth strategy and innovation consultancy in particular in Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Philippines. She is regularly consulted as strategic policy advisor agro-food by different companies, research institutes and governments on issues related to food security in the emerging markets of Southeast Asia.

Looking forward to a fruitful webinar!

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