This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.
The world is facing a food crisis of unprecedented proportions, the largest in modern history. A staggering total of 49 million people in 49 countries are currently teetering on the edge of famine.
“Food insecurity is a complex challenge, but the slide into famine is manmade, driven by international inaction as well as local circumstance. Deaths from famine and untreated malnutrition are preventable and unacceptable.” This was highlighted in the International Rescue Committee’s Emergency Watchlist of the top humanitarian emergencies in 2023, where Somalia’s catastrophic hunger crisis and looming famine has been named the number one concern globally.
According to the Global Hunger Index, progress in addressing hunger has been reversed. In 2021, as many as 828 million people were undernourished and going to bed hungry every night (one of the first indicators of chronic hunger). The hunger crisis is caused by a deadly combination of conflict, climate shocks, the economic impacts of COVID-19 and rising costs, which are at an all-time high. The crisis expanded in 2022 with the decrease in grain exports from Ukraine and Russia, resulting in even greater supply chain shortages and pushing food prices up further. The World Food Programme predicts that as many as 345 million will face acute hunger in 2023.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to help funders understand the growing hunger crisis around the world and what philanthropy can do to prevent avoidable deaths from malnutrition and starvation.
What will you learn?
At the end of the webinar, funders will:
- Understand how global factors, including conflict, climate shocks, COVID-19 inflation, and supply chain shortages made worse by the war between Ukraine and Russia, have impacted hunger worldwide.
- Learn how the slide into famine is manmade and preventable, making this one of the most urgent crises for funders to respond to in 2023
- Understand why it is critical that funders act quickly to support emergency, recovery and resilience programming to save lives, prevent unnecessary suffering, and strengthen affected communities’ abilities to adapt and cope with further shocks
Who should attend?
While aimed at funders, this webinar may also be helpful for community organizations, government staff and political and faith leaders looking to understand the scope and scale of disaster funding.
- Rein Paulsen, Director, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Winfred Wangari, East Africa Program Manager, ORAM, Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration
- Regine A. Webster (Moderator), Vice President, Center for Disaster Philanthropy
How do you sign up?
Registration is required by February 8th.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
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