Special Event

2013 Global Hunger Index Launch Event

Oct 18, 2013 - 04:15 pm to 05:45 pm EDT

The Challenge of Hunger: Building Resilience to Achieve Food And Nutrition Security

Resilience is the central theme of the 2013 Global Hunger Index, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe. For the eighth straight year of calculating the Index, global hunger has improved overall, falling by one-third.

Yet despite these seemingly positive statistics, the situation for the world’s poor remains grim. Approximately 870 million, or 1 in 8, people worldwide still suffer from hunger. These serious statistics underscore the need for resilience-building efforts to boost food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable. A broader understanding of resilience can help expand the dialogue between the relief and development sectors, which have long operated in separate silos.

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the U.S. launch of the 2013 Global Hunger Index. At this event key messages from the Index, along with policy recommendations, will be discussed. In addition, Derek Headey will speak on the theme of this year's report -- resilience. Wolfgang Jamann will discuss Welthungerhilfe's programs on community resilience in Haiti. Connell Foley will highlight Concern's work in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

Audio podcast of launch event


Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107