Global Hunger Index: Reducing Gender Inequality, Reducing Hunger

November 19, 2009
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm A light lunch will be available at 11:45 am

Klaus von Grebmer, IFPRI; Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI; Cheryl Morden, IFAD

Simone Hill-Lee (Tel: 202.862.8107;


International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility


The 2009 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, prepared by IFPRI, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern, emphasizes the fundamental role that gender equality plays in the reduction and ultimate elimination of hunger. This seminar will highlight some key findings of the 2009 GHI report, and identify global trends and countries that have performed well in terms of reducing hunger, as well as those that have done poorly. The presentation will focus on how gender inequalities, particularly inequalities in education and health, contribute to global hunger across countries and regions. It will also identify policy responses that reduce gender inequality and yield the additional benefit of reducing global hunger.

Klaus von Grebmer is the Division Director of the Communications division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Agnes Quisumbing is a Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at IFPRI. Cheryl Morden is the Director of the North American Liaison Office of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).