Global Hunger Today: Challenges and Solutions - 10th & 11th May

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The Centre for Global Development at UCC invites you to a major conference, Global Hunger Today: Challenges and Solutions. This event is being held in conjunction with the National Famine Commemoration taking place in UCC, which commemorates a traumatic period in Ireland’s past.

Famine and chronic hunger exist across much of the world today, posing a major challenge for global development and human rights. Ireland’s historical experience, and prominent role in addressing contemporary food security issues worldwide, provide a strong basis for developing new approaches to overcoming an age-old problem.

In this conference internationally-renowned scholars and practitioners will address multiple aspects of contemporary global hunger and the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of food security for all.

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Thursday 10th May 2018

18:00pm Professor Alex de Waal, Professor of Tufts University

’The memory and utility of mass starvation’’.

Friday 11th May 2018

10:20am Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI

'’The Global Food Security Challenge: What are the Priorities and Potential Solutions?’'

10:50am Stephen Devereux, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security

''Why is social proection not making a more substantial contribution to reducing malnutrition?''

11:50pm Dr Stineke Oenema, Secretariat UNSCN

‘’Global Governance for Improved Nutrition: Where are we now?’’

12:20 Professor Joyce Kinabo, Professor of Human Nutrition, Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania

“Nutrition Challenges in Africa and Tanzania and the Potential for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture”

13:00pm Lunch

14:00pm Professor Cormac Ó’Gráda, Professor Emeritus of Economics, UCD

‘’Famine and Hunger: Past and Present’’

14:40pm Panel on Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages

Steve Collins, Valid Nutrition

Orla Kilcullen, Gorta-Self Help Africa

Nick Chisholm, UCC

15:50pm Panel on Protracted Crises, Resilience and Nutrition

Ben Siddle, Irish Aid

Tanya Khara, Emergency Nutrition Network

Connell Foley, Concern Worldwide

17:00pm Close

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