external events

Donor Approaches to Political Economy Analysis

IFPRI events - 22 Jan, 2015 21:15
Time:  12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Presenter(s):  Chair: Danielle Resnick, Research Fellow, IFPRI | Panelists: Verena Fritz, Senior Public Sector Specialist, The World Bank | Laura Pavlovic, Cross-Sectoral Programs Division Chief, USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance | Colin Poulton, Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and leader of the Policy Processes and Agricultural Sector Reform theme within the Future Agricultures Consortium. Contact/RSVP: 

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

Location: 

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

The international community is increasingly focused on political economy to determine the feasibility of pro-poor policies in developing countries. Consequently, more than a dozen donor agencies have developed political economy analysis tools to identify, for example, institutional bottlenecks and barriers to collective action. However, the impact of these tools in shifting donor priorities or influencing development policy research over the last decade remains unclear. How similar and different are these multiple political economy tools? How well are these methods mainstreamed across donor agencies and applied by researchers and practitioners working on agriculture, food security, and rural development? What are the lessons learned regarding development strategy policy processes and how can rigorous, empirical research align with political realities on the ground?

Categories: external events

Accelerating Progress to Overcome Malnutrition

IFPRI events - 15 Jan, 2015 20:02
Time:  12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Presenter(s):  Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI | Panelists: Richard Greene, Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Food Security | Rolf Klemm, Vice President, Nutrition, Helen Keller International | Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Executive Director, 1,000 Days | Jomo Kwame Sundaram, FAO Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development | Moderator: Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Contact/RSVP: 

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

Location: 

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

Event organized by IFPRI and FAO

Malnutrition, in all of its manifestations–undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, overnutrition--is placing an intolerable burden on individuals and communities, as well as on the cultural, social, economic, and health fabric of nations. The statistics underscore this burden: 805 million people suffer chronically from hunger and stunting affects 161 million children under five years of age.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other distinguished representatives from government and civil society will highlight recent outcomes from the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), convened by the FAO and the World Health Organization (WHO) last November. Along with ICN2, the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Nutrition, the USAID Global Nutrition Strategy, and the release of the first Global Nutrition Report have all helped mobilize world attention on nutrition. We now face the challenge of meeting rapidly rising expectations.

The policy dialogue seeks to accelerate progress on the new nutrition agenda. Participants will identify concrete actions taken so far as leaders mobilize around nutrition as central aspect of the Zero Hunger Challenge and draw attention to efforts still needed to make safe and nutritious food a reality for all.

Categories: external events

Social Marketing to Influence Public Behaviors

IFPRI events - 14 Jan, 2015 17:08
Time:  12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Presenter(s):  Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI | Speaker: Nancy Lee, adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington & President of Social Marketing Services, Inc. Contact/RSVP: 

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

Location: 

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

Social marketing is a proven behavior change discipline that first rose to prominence in the early 1970s. It has had a profound impact on influencing public behaviors that improve public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and contribute to communities.

In this seminar, Nancy Lee will introduce social marketing, explain how it differs from social media, and discuss its usage in the context of development goals. She will also highlight when to use social marketing and how its use differs from using education and laws to change behaviors. Furthermore, the seminar will present the 12 principles for social marketing success, each of which will be illustrated with a case example, including ones related to reducing obesity and improving nutrition.

Categories: external events

Global Nutrition Report Launch

IFPRI events - 1 Dec, 2014 19:54
Time:  12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Presenter(s):  Welcome: Fawzi al-Sultan, IFPRI Board of Trustees |Speaker: Lawrence Haddad, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Moderator: Roger Thurow, author and Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Panel: Richard Greene, Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Food Security | Brave Rona Ndisale, IFPRI Board member, Malawi | Juergen Voegele, Senior Director of the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice |Closing Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI. Contact/RSVP: 

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

Location: 

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

IFPRI is delighted to host a roundtable discussion to launch the new Global Nutrition Report in Washington, DC.

More information

The Global Nutrition Report, produced in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, is the first comprehensive narrative on country-level progress toward reducing malnutrition. It covers nutrition status outcomes, program coverage, and underlying determinants such as food security and water, sanitation, and hygiene; resource allocations; and institutional and policy transformations—and calls for nutrition goals to be strongly embedded in the SDG framework.

This event will showcase the main findings of the Global Nutrition Report and highlight key data on the state of the world’s nutrition. Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Roger Thurow, author and Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Categories: external events

24th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

IFPRI events - 19 Nov, 2014 17:36
Time:  12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Presenter(s):  Michael Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) | Chair: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI. Contact/RSVP: 

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

Location: 

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

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to host the 24th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture. The event commemorates the significant impact on international nutrition by Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years. The annual lecturer is invited to present his or her personal, often unconventional, views about large issues dealing with malnutrition.

In his presentation, Michael Anderson, the Chief Executive Officer at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, makes the case for a decade of action on data to capitalize on new momentum and energy for urgent action on nutrition. He will outline a new diet, a Data Diet, which brings together some of the best ideas and practices in the nutrition community. From diagnostics, implementation, tracking and accountability, the Data Diet offers the most advanced and proven approach yet to curing malnutrition.

Categories: external events

2014 Global Hunger Index Twitter Chat

IFPRI events - 10 Oct, 2014 20:09
Time:  10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT Presenter(s):  Connell Foley, Director of Strategy at Concern Worldwide | Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI | Rafaël Schneider, Deputy Director Policy and External Relations, Welthungerhilfe | Doris Wiesmann, Independent Consultant Location: 

Online

[View the story "#GHI2014 Twitter Chat" on Storify]

Hidden hunger is the central theme of the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe. For the ninth straight year of calculating the Index, global hunger has improved overall, falling by 39 percent since 1990. Meanwhile, 26 countries have cut their GHI scores by more than half during this period.

More information

Online participants can tweet their questions using the #GHI2014 hashtag on Twitter.

Twitter accounts to follow
Concern Worldwide: @Concern
IFPRI: @ifpri
Purnima Menon: @PMenonIFPRI
Welthungerhilfe: @Welthungerhilfe

Read 2014 Global Hunger Index report

Yet much remains in the fight to end global hunger. An estimated 805 million people go hungry every day because they don’t get enough to eat; and this number swells to an astonishing 2 billion when we include those also suffering from 'hidden hunger' – deficiencies in micronutrients that are often harder to detect but devastating in their impact. Research shows that such deficiencies can lead to child and maternal death, physical disabilities, weakened immune systems, and compromised intellectual capacity. Hidden hunger also holds countries back in a cycle of poor nutrition, poor health, lost productivity, poverty, and reduced economic growth.

Please join in an online discussion on the state of hunger and hidden hunger in the world and what can be done to ramp up global efforts to ensure food and nutrition security for all. Experts from IFPRI, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe will share key insights and research findings from the 2014 GHI report and also answer questions from online participants via Twitter. The following questions will be used to guide discussion during the 1-hour Twitter chat:

  1. What are the key differences between #GHI2014 & other #hunger related indexes?
  2. What’s one positive trend you’d like to highlight from this year’s Global Hunger Index? #GHI2014
  3. What’s one negative trend you’d like to highlight from this year’s Global Hunger Index? #GHI2014
  4. #GHI2014 focuses on hidden #hunger. What is it and what are some key research findings around the effects of #HiddenHunger?
  5. 2015 deadline for #MDGs is approaching. What needs to change in #post2015 policy agenda to address #hunger & #malnutrition? #GHI2014
Categories: external events

GFAR Events

Agrifeeds events - 1 Mar, 2013 11:38
GFAR is a multi-stakeholder initiative that contributes to eradicating poverty, achieving food security, and conserving and managing natural resources. It enhances national capacities to generate, adapt and transfer knowledge.
Categories: external events
Syndicate content