This issue is inspired by South Africa's celebration of Youth Day. The day not only reminds us of the tragic events that inspired this day, but also reminds us of the role played by the youth in our society. While the world is changing rapidly, the youth remain as the hope for the future.
This issue is inspired by Nelson Mandela Day which takes place on the 18th of July every year. The inspires thousands of people around the world to 67 minutes of their time to help those less fortunate, and to make the world a better place, just as Madiba did.
This issue is inspired by the celebration's of Women's Month in South Africa. While women across the world continue to face significant challenges, they also continue to inspire all of us. The topic: #Choose to Challenge: the Value of Women, is the theme of this year's International Women's Day. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the value of women, and challenging the status quo of women's status in society.
For this special edition, we have partnered with the UNAI SDG 2 Hub, and the United Nation Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative to look for academic and opinion articles that share perspectives on: Food security, food systems and food heroes. This was inspired by the #FoodHero campaign that looks at how we can make sure that healthy, nutritious food is available and accessible by everyone, across the world.