Table for 10 billion: How to achieve a food-secure world

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19 Chlorine Gardens

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Lecture and panel discussion will look at how we can build a sustainable food supply system, with time for audience questions.

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The Institute for Global Food Security, in partnership with the Coalition of Aid and Development Agencies in Northern Ireland (CADA), invite you to attend the flagship lecture for the inaugural One World Festival. This new festival will run across Northern Ireland from 16th - 27th October and aims to increase awareness about the Global South, promote understanding of issues that affect the lives of the poorest people and inspire action in our communities towards a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Entitled “Table for 10 billion: How to achieve a food-secure world”, the lecture will be delivered by Professor Glenn Denning of Columbia University and will feature a panel discussion with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Today’s food systems are a complex, dynamic product of many interacting forces. However, there is a significant shortfall between the amount of food we produce today and what is required to feed an estimated global population of 10 billion by 2050. This opening event will discuss the how we can create a secure and sustainable global food system that meets the needs of the current and future generations.

The event will commence at 17:00 with a welcome reception. Interest is expected to be high so early registration is recommended.

Programme

  • 17:00 - 17:45: Welcome reception
  • 17:45 - 18:05: Opening remarks and introductions
  • 18:05 - 18:35: Keynote from Prof. Glenn Denning
  • 18:35 - 18:50: Panellist responses
  • 18:50 - 19:30 - Q&A Session
  • 19:30: Closing remarks

Speaker Biography

Glenn Denning is Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he directs the Master of Public Administration in Development Practice and teaches post-graduate courses in Global Food Systems and Sustainable Development. In 2014, Denning received the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. Over the past 40 years, Denning has advised governments and other organisations on agriculture and food policy in more than 50 countries. At the global level, he served on the UN Millennium Project Hunger Task Force (2004-6) and the Senior Steering Group of the UN High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis (2009-13). Denning worked in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research for 24 years and held senior management positions at the International Rice Research Institute and the World Agroforestry Centre.

Denning contributed to the design and establishment of the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) and served on GAFSP’s Technical Advisory Committee (2010-14), reviewing, evaluating, and endorsing country proposals that resulted in approval of over $1 billion of grant funding to more than 25 countries. Over the past year, Denning has advised the Asian Development Bank on aligning its strategy and operations to Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. He is Senior Policy Advisor for the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Denning obtained his BAgrSc. and MAgrSc from the University of Queensland. He has a PhD from the University of Reading (UK) and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

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