Technical Discussion on the 2019 Global Report on Food Crises: Working together to prevent food crises
Conflict and extreme climate events are contributing to rising levels of food insecurity and malnutrition. In 2018, some 113 million people in 53 countries experienced acute food insecurity. The Global Report on Food Crises provides the latest estimates of severe hunger and an analysis of countries chronically vulnerable to food crisis.
The report's findings are a powerful call for strengthened cooperation that links prevention, preparedness, and response to address urgent humanitarian needs and for addressing the root causes of the problem, including climate change, economic shocks, conflict, and displacement
- Luca Russo, Senior Strategic Advisor on Resilience, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); and Steering Committee Member, Food Security Information Network (FSIN)
- Anne-Claire Mouilliez, Secretariat Coordinator, Food Security Information Network (FSIN)
Panel: Country Experiences
- Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Head of Latin American and Caribbean Program, IFPRI
- Paul Dorosh, Director of Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI
- Sikandra Kurdi, Associate Research Fellow, IFPRI (video message)
Panel: Global responses
- Dominique Burgeon, Director of Emergencies, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- Arif Husain, Chief Economist, World Food Program (WFP)
- Dina Umali-Deininger, Practice Manager, World Bank
- Rob Vos, Director of Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI
Light breakfast will be available starting at 9:00am. Event begins promptly at 9:30am.