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Wednesday, October 15 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Next Generation of African Hunger Fighters at the World Food Prize 2014 Borlaug Dialogue

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Program Topic: What Funding Partnerships/Mechanisms Should Be Developed to Engage More Youth in Fighting Hunger in Africa?

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, President,
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Panelists: 
David Blumberg, Chief Executive Officer, Blumberg Grain - West Africa
Dave Ramaswamy, Journalist, Africa Agribusiness Magazine

Program Description: The speaker series aims to identify and educate young entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and countries to become hunger fighters and establish a truly global network of young farmers, agribusiness entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators. It also actively supports young entrepreneurs in the implementation of projects aimed at developing their local communities through self sustaining socio-economic and cultural opportunities based on practical success stories that can guarantee a decent life for the next generation and feed their families.

The Next Generation of African Hunger Fighter Speaker Series brings the voices of African youths, practitioners, policy makers, and agribusiness experts together to share their knowledge and experience on how to effectively fight hunger and provide long-term food security through youth entrepreneurship, agribusiness, employment, and innovation.
 
Time:8:00 - 10:00 PMMarriott Hotel, Dubuque Room

RSVP: princess@coryproject.org

Speakers
avatar for H. E. Kanayo F. Nwanze

H. E. Kanayo F. Nwanze

President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Kanayo F. Nwanze, a Nigerian national, was appointed as the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a second term in February 2013. Nwanze has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food Security since 2010, and formerly chaired the group. Nwanze has held senior positions at research centres affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Dubuque Room Downtown Des Moines Marriott (3rd Floor)

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