As a collective force, young people have extraordinary potential to mobilise and influence tangible, positive change in our world’s food systems. Youth across the world are rallying behind #Act4Food #Act4Change. The innovative ideas and solutions of youth must be supported in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit and beyond. 

Our pledge brings together young people from around the world to focus on their personal actions as a contribution to system change.  

Actions 4 change urge all people, particularly governments, businesses, UN agencies and young people to act boldly and promptly.  

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Actions For Change are the means by which you can make change happen at a national and community level. Discover more about the differences being made, and how you can get involved at

Pledge & Actions

FAO and UNICEF host a masterclass on revolutionizing food education

On 4th October, more than 250 people from across the world virtually joined the FAO and UNICEF-led masterclass “Revolutionizing food education in youth for more sustainable food pathways”. The event aimed at popularizing in an accessible and engaging way the vision and core principles of a transformative approach to school-based food and nutrition education (SFNE), which promotes healthy and sustainable food practices and outlooks by fostering food competent, reactive and proactive schoolchildren and families. Two of our youth leaders Webster Makombe and Sophie Healy-Thow spoke at this event highlighting Act4Food Act4Change. You can read the full article here.

Webster Isheanopa Makombe Zimbabwe
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Naina Qayyum Pakistan
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Young people must have a central role in the transformation of food systems

OP-ED: An op-ed co-authored by young people and UNFSS Action Track leaders. It was published in Food Tank.

Naina Qayyum Pakistan
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Youth Declaration on Food Systems Transformation

Youth declaration presented at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
Young people from all over the world got together to pen a declaration setting out their commitments and demands for food systems transformation.

Sophie Healy-Thow Ireland
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Food Systems Education: Fostering the Next Generation of Systems Thinkers

This blog was first published by Um So Planeta in Portuguese.

Food has always and will always be an important part of my life. Growing up in a household with an Italian mother, food was the center of our home.

Dara Karakolis Canada
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Meet the campaign leaders

The pledge is led by youth members of the UN Food Systems Summit Action Tracks.

Ryan Mc Shane United Kingdom
Azeez Salawu Nigeria
Taylor Quinn Canada
Milca Jane Cameseria Philippines
Yacine Yade Senegal
Mike Khunga Malawi
Maggie Hamilton United States of America
Yumna Hussen United Kingdom
Webster Isheanopa Makombe Zimbabwe
Maureen Muketha Kenya
Lana Weidgenant Brazil
Ouyang Huiyu China
Narindra Andriamahefalison Madagascar
Betelhem Lakew Ethiopia
Sophie Healy-Thow Ireland
Almamy Chouaibou Diagana Mauritania
Marie-Claire Graf Switzerland
Belinda Ng Hong Kong
Priya Prakash India
Tahiti Seymour Cayman Islands
Jackson Richard Buzingo Tanzania, United Republic of
Rafsi Albar Indonesia
Lavetanalagi Seru Fiji
Yuhua Zong China
Jane Napais Kenya
Stephanie Sargeant Kenya
Dev Sharma United Kingdom
Dipty Chowdhury Bangladesh
Bernis Cunningham Nicaragua
Dara Karakolis Canada
Rayan Kassem Lebanon
Mildred Munjunga Zambia
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