Global Hunger Today: Conference

The Centre for Global Development at UCC invites you to a major conference, Global Hunger Today: Challenges and Solutions. This event is being held in conjunction with the National Famine Commemoration taking place in UCC, which commemorates a traumatic period in Ireland’s past.

Famine and chronic hunger exist across much of the world today, posing a major challenge for global development and human rights. Ireland’s historical experience, and prominent role in addressing contemporary food security issues worldwide, provide a strong basis for developing new approaches to overcoming an age-old problem.

In this conference internationally-renowned scholars and practitioners will address multiple aspects of contemporary global hunger and the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of food security for all.

Location: Boole 4, UCC

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Event Schedule

Boole 4 UCC

Thursday 10th May 2018

18:00 Professor Alex de Waal, Tufts University

‘’The memory and utility of mass starvation’’

Friday 11th May 2018

9:30 Registration

10:00 Conference Opening

 Welcome: Patrick O’Shea, President, UCC

Opening Address: Ruairi de Burca, Director General, Irish Aid

10:20 Dr. Shenggen Fan, IFPRI

‘’The Global Food Security Challenge: What are the Priorities and Potential Solutions?’’

10:50 Dr. Stephen Devereux, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security

''Why is social protection not making a more substantial contribution to reducing malnutrition?''

11:30 Refreshment Break

11:50 Dr Stineke Oenema, UNSCN

 ‘’Global Governance for Improved Nutrition: Where are we now?’’

12:20 Professor Joyce Kinabo, Professor of Human Nutrition, Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania

“Nutrition Challenges in Africa and Tanzania and the Potential for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture.”

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Professor Cormac O'Gráda, UCD

 "Famine and Hunger: Past and Present’’

14:40 Panel on Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages

  1. Steve Collins, Valid Nutrition
  2. Nick Chisholm, UCC

       3. Orla Kilcullen, Gorta-Self Help Africa

15:30 Refreshment Break

15:50 Panel on Protracted Crises, Resilience and Nutrition

Ben Siddle, Irish Aid

Tanya Khara, Emergency Nutrition Network

Connell Foley, Concern Worldwide

16:30 Closing Panel and Q&A

17:00 Close

17:30 Post-conference Reception




Centre for Global Development