Food systems transformation

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

In-house cover and comms strategy for funders’ alliance

The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is a member-led network of philanthropic organisations working to transform food systems, reduce their impact on climate change, and improve food security. di:ga has had the pleasure of working with the Global Alliance since 2021, providing in-house cover, helping to launch specific research products, and developing and implementing communications strategies.

Ahead of COP27, the UN climate change meeting in Glasgow in November 2022, we helped the Global Alliance refine and release a report which found that food systems receive just 3% of climate finance despite causing one third of greenhouse gas emissions. We secured strong global coverage including in Le Monde, Bloomberg, the Hill and CNBC Africa. We also produced a video which got over 130,000 views, and developed messaging for related advocacy meetings and events.

From 2022 to early 2023, we provided in-house communications cover while a key staff member was on maternity leave. During this time, we helped the Alliance refine their understanding of how to use comms to drive change, handled day-to-day proactive and reactive media and member communications, and helped develop comms plans for different issue areas for the year ahead.

It was a great experience working with di:ga. They provided vital support, asked tough questions, and left us with strong ideas and focus.

Lauren Baker

Interim Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food