Conflict is one of the main causes of food insecurity and hunger globally today, forcing millions of people to abandon their land, homes and jobs and putting them at risk of hunger or even famine.
Today, people living in conflict-stricken areas make up 60 per cent of the world’s 821 million chronically hungry. They are more than twice as likely to be undernourished as those living in countries at peace.
Please join a conversation with David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Alex Bugailiskis, Canada’s Ambassador to Italy and Permanent Representative to the Rome-based Agencies, to discuss effective interventions addressing hunger and conflict.
David Beasley will be drawing on his recent first-hand experiences talking with vulnerable women and girls in the Sahel, Bangladesh, Syria, and Yemen.
This armchair discussion will be moderated by Susan Ormiston, Senior Correspondent for CBC.
Doors Open: 9:45 AM
Opening remarks and discussion: 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Light refreshments will be served prior to the event.