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Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Rajul Pandya-Lorch

Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office

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2020 Conferences

The 2020 Vision Initiative provides multi-stakeholder forums for dialogue, debate,information sharing, and consensus building. With its high-level consultations and policy communication activities, the 2020 Vision Initiative pursues the clear goal of…

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2020 and Strategic Advisory Council Bios

Fazle Hasan Abed Founder & Chairperson BRAC Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is the founder and chairperson of BRAC. After Bangladesh’s war for independence, he established BRAC to rehabilitate returning refugees in a remote area in northeastern Bangladesh. Under…

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2020 and Strategic Advisory Council

as of December 2014 IFPRI’s 2020 and Strategic Advisory Council provides guidance on the Institute’s 2020 Vision Initiative, housed within the Director General’s Office, as well as on strategic issues for IFPRI as a whole, such as new research…

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Building Resilience Tops Agenda at Global Conference in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2014—Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and…

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Building Resilience Critical to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Global conference offers new research and commitments to address threat of rising shocks to global food system Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 16, 2014—According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the post-2015 agenda should aim…


Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security

IFPRI 2020 Conference The IFPRI 2020 Conference, held May 15-17, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and scholars to discuss how resilience can be strengthened for food and nutrition security. The conference…

Policy Seminar

Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change and Weather Shocks

As the food system grows more fragile, climate change and increasingly volatile weather are reducing agricultural productivity globally. There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers to adapt to these changing…

Special Event

2013 Global Hunger Index Launch Event

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.…