Impact Hub İstanbul Circular Food Event Series
Graphic Facilitation, 2020
Circular Food Series is an online workshop series aim to promote participatory multi-level food governance; enhancing stakeholder participation at the city/metropolitan level through dialogue and co-design.
Turkey and the Netherlands are two countries that particularly rely on the agro-food sector socially and economically. Having a productive and sustainable food value chain is therefore one of the biggest and shared challenges of both countries. While there have been a significant number of social innovations in this domain in the Netherlands, the topic is also gaining a lot of attention in Turkey in line with increasing focus on ‘zero waste’ in public and private institutions as well as the rise of impressive food entrepreneurs recently.
In partnership with the Dutch Consulate in Istanbul, Impact Hub Istanbul, Impact Hub Amsterdam, Whole Surplus, Food Rescue Association and EIT Food-Foodback Circular Food Series is designed to explore potential partnerships that can accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable and circular food system. It is a top priority topic especially after the covid pandemic. The main objective of the workshop is to promote participatory multi-level food governance; enhancing stakeholder participation at the city/ metropolitan level through dialogue and co-design. That’s why the series is based on creating meaningful connections that can lead to collaborations. Throughout these connections a more connected loop can be created where waste is minimized. The seeds of this event grow into long-lasting relationships and feed into a supporting ecosystem for the food industry.