Taking Action Against the Global Food Crisis

Date(s) - September 27, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Westlund Building

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Learn first-hand from people working on the ground, and find out how you can be a voice for ending global hunger.

About this event

Global Hunger is increasing. Conflict and the changing climate continue to be leading causes for the rising numbers of people who see hunger in their future. The UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report estimates that up to 828 million people were facing hunger in 2021. That is 22 times the population of Canada.


You can make a difference. Together we can influence how the Canadian government provides assistance, and help to ensure that investments will address one of the world’s greatest challenges: providing healthy and nutritious diets for a growing world population in a way that sustains and strengthens our natural environment.


Join us on September 27th. Learn first-hand from people working on the ground, and find out how you can be a voice for ending global hunger.


We can do more together. This collaborative event presented by Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Food for the Hungry, Hope International, and Kentro will be an evening for you to make an impact. The evening will include the screening of a documentary short film (followed by a live panel discussion and Q&A). Take in a virtual visit to the thriving home and farm of Asnakech, a woman farmer in Ethiopia who took advantage of training and support to improve her household food security. It’s also the story of thousands of other small-scale farmers who stand to benefit from this kind of support to help them tend their soil and adapt to climate change.

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Meet our panelists:

Abu Yarmah is the Senior Technical Advisor for Food Security & Livelihoods at Food for the Hungry (FH). Abu joined FH in 2017, after 15+ years coordinating and providing focused program support in food security, livelihoods and community development in World Vision in several countries in Africa. He is currently co-responsible for coordinating global Food Security and Livelihood strategy design, capacity building, technical support and guidance to regional and field offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of food security, livelihood, agriculture and natural resources management programs. Abu is originally from Sierra Leone, and moved to the US 15 years ago.

Florence Nduku is the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for Canadian Foodgrains Bank HERD program, a Global Affairs Canada-funded project in southern Africa. Previously, she played the same role for the Scaling Up Conservation Agriculture Program in Eastern Africa, which supported more climate resilient food systems. Florence has also helped lead grassroots community mobilization in climate change adaptation, including rain water harvesting through sand dam technology, terracing and agroforestry, and drought resistant crops. Florence has over 17 years work experience in community development. She lives in Kenya.

Tibebu Bekele is the Africa Director for HOPE International Development Agency, a B.C.-based non-profit, that works on development projects that are responsive to the realities of overlooked families living in extreme poverty. He has over two decades of experience in leadership positions in the non-profit sector, including 16 years as the Director of HOPE Ethiopia, working alongside communities to increase access to water, food security, and economic empowerment. Under his leadership, HOPE International Development Agency was able to provide clean drinking water and health education for over 100 rural villages in Southern Ethiopia. Tibebu holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Greenwich, London.


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