Current Hunger Events:
- January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC from 9:30-11:30 AM EST: White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Jason Furman on Government’s Role in Fighting Poverty hosted by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Description: In what will be his last public appearance as CEA chair, Mr. Furman will present a broad overview of U.S. poverty trends and the role of government programs, and he will also discuss what approaches to consider moving forward and the risks that certain other approaches, such as converting major low-income assistance programs to block grants, could pose.
- January 17, 2017 11:00 AM-12:00 PM EST, Online: Webinar on Save the Children’s Use of Mobile Money in Liberia hosted by FSN Network.
Description: Join The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) as they host a webinar on Save the Children’s experience with mobile money in Liberia. The webinar accompanies the launch of the attached document, Digital Cash Transfers in Liberia, A case study from SAVE the Children’s Emergency Food Security Program (2015-2016), which was led by Strategic Impact Advisors. The webinar will present how Save the Children used mobile money for emergency food assistance to 5,000 households affected by Ebola in Liberia.
- January 17, 2017, 5:30 PM- 7:15 PM CST in Chicago, IL: Syria: An Inside View on the Humanitarian Crisis hosted by The Chicago Council.
Description: Dr. Samer Attar, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northwestern Medicine and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Becky Carroll, President and CEO, C-Strategies LLC; Dr. M. Zaher Sahloul, MD, Founder, American Relief Coalition for Syria; Senior Advisor, Syrian American Medical Society. Moderated by Cameron Hudson, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- January 18, 2017, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM in Washington DC and Online: A Look Back: Food Security and the Obama Administration hosted by CSIS.
Description: Please join us in welcoming Ambassador Nancy Stetson to CSIS for a discussion focused on her time leading U.S. diplomacy efforts to advance global food security and nutrition. Ambassador Stetson will offer reflections on food security initiatives during the Obama administration, lessons learned, and challenges facing the incoming administration.
- January 18, 2017 from 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM EST in Washington, DC and Online: Visioning the future of Food Security hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Description: Food and nutrition security policies should be made with future eventualities in mind so that proper planning and investments can be made today. There are several approaches to generating “plausible futures.” Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, analysts perform “foresight” exercises to see how various paths to economic growth and development will affect poverty, hunger, climate change, and human welfare. This seminar brings together representatives from different research initiatives to identify the most likely drivers of change in the environment and food security between now and 2050. Panelists will discuss large foresight initiatives—such as Agrimonde-Terra, co-led by two French agencies, and the EU-funded FoodSecure project—as well as the SIMPLE model developed by Purdue University, which provides insights into the key forces that determine both past and future trends in agricultural productivity, land use, and food security. A Q&A and discussion will follow.
- January 23-25, 2017 in Lusaka, Zambia: INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange hosted by INGENAES.
Description: This upcoming symposium in Zambia will share past experiences, human-centered design, and innovations in gender and nutrition issues in extension. It aims to provide nutrition specialists, extensionists, and people working in organizations addressing these issues with ideas, skills, access to resources and tools, and connections to build on their ideas.
- January 23-27, 2017 in Accra, Ghana: Promoting Agriculture Technology to Improve Productivity and Net Returns for Smallholder Farmers hosted by IFDC.
Description: Paid training with a program that will cover various Good Agricultural Practices (GAP). The objectives of this 5-day training program are to: 1) Improve participants’ knowledge and understanding of technologies in the areas of climate-smart agriculture, nutrient and water management, information management, and precision agriculture, among other technologies; 2) Familiarize the participants with the farm-level impact of each of these technologies on crop production under changing climatic conditions; 3) Provide an opportunity for participants from many countries and backgrounds to discuss the practicality and economics of integrating these innovations into the mainstream of major crops; 4) Expose participants to trends and challenges in the agricultural global market and show how farmers, agribusinesses, and policymakers are adjusting to them by using state-of the-art information and technology available for today’s agriculture production of their use on soil health.
- January 26, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST in Wasington, DC : Insights on Ending Famines, Creating Food Security, and Fostering Thriving Livelihoods in a Changing World hosted by The Wilson Center.
Description: Global hunger remains one of the most significant development challenges of our time. Nearly 795 million people worldwide are estimated to be chronically undernourished, and the threat of famine has reemerged at levels not seen for decades. Climate change, population growth, environmental degradation, urbanization, and conflict all put pressure on global food production and distribution, and hamper efforts to end hunger. Please join us for a discussion with panelists from Tetra Tech, Tufts University, and the Columbia University Earth Institute on innovative initiatives to increase food security and bolster resilience to disasters in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Experts will discuss threats facing the world’s poorest farmers, and what can be done to mitigate the impacts of climate change on agricultural production, food security, and livelihoods. This event will be live-tweeted at @NewSecurityBeat and @TetraTechIntDev.
- January 25, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM in Washington, DC and Online: Water, Food Security, and Migration in Central America hosted by the Wilson Center.
Description: Drought and extreme weather events in Central America have repercussions that affect stability and security on the U.S. border. Water insecurity exacerbates food security issues, which in turn has multiple trickle down effects. Livelihoods are affected, which contributes to migration within and across borders, and can in turn inflame conflict, weaken governance, and create footholds for drug cartels. Ensuring that Central American countries have solutions to food and water security challenges is paramount to continued stability and sustainability in the region. This panel explores the challenges posed by the convergence of adverse weather events, capture of natural resources by elites, rise in levels of violence, and the weakening of the rule of law for U.S. interests in the region and the security of U.S. borders.
- February 2, 2017 in Washington, DC: Let’s Build Better Food Policy: 2017 Food Tank Summit D.C. hosted by The Food Tank, George Washington University, and the World Resources Institute
Description: Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University and the World Resources Institute, is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Food Tank Summit. This one-day event will feature more than three dozen different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for discussions on diverse topics.
- March 21-37, 2017 in Kampala, Uganda: 8th AfrEA International Conference 2017: Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities and Challenges in Africa hosted by AFREA.
Description: The 8th AfrEA International Conference 2017 aims to promote exchange between researchers, academia, emerging evaluators and practitioners on demand and supply of credible evaluative evidence in support of the SDGs in Africa. It will also build capacity to design, manage and use evaluations to help Governments achieve their national and international development agendas, particularly around the SDGs and the Africa2063 Agenda.
- March 29-30, 2017 in Washington, DC: Global Food Security Symposium 2017 hosted by the Chicago Council.
Description: Our 2017 symposium will showcase the best of business, social, and policy innovation early in the next administration. We’ll invite top visionaries from every sector to bring the productive dialogue and actions necessary to advance global food security.
- April 10-12, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA: 2017 Water for Food Global Conference hosted by Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Description: The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, is excited to announce the 2017 Water for Food Global Conference, April 10-12 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Join us as we explore the work being done to ensure water and food security at the interaction of local, regional and global levels. The three-day event will bring together experts from around the world to discuss, “Water for Food Security: From Local Lessons to Global Impacts,” addressing the common aspects of this global challenge in different contexts and scales. Together with our partners in academia, non-profit organizations, government agencies and private industry, we’ll share best practices, innovations and lessons learned that can help improve water and food productivity.
– See more at: http://waterforfood.nebraska.edu/2017-water-for-food-global-conference/#sthash.5nYcUwuw.dpuf
- June 7-9, 2017 in Chicago, IL: 2017 Chicago Forum on Global Cities hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Description: The Chicago Forum on Global Cities, hosted annually by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times, raises provocative questions about the influence of global cities and how they can solve pressing global challenges. Participating thought leaders and decisions makers make new connections and develop innovative solutions to advance in their own cities.
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