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Global Hunger Today: Challenges and Solutions

From: 10 May 2018 - 18:00 To: 11 May 2018 - 17:00

Global Hunger Today: Challenges and Solutions

Learning from the past to change the future. A discussion of modern day famine and food security around the world. 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.

The Centre for Global Development at University College Cork works to enhance knowledge and awareness of major development issues and which contribute to capacity strengthening to address these issues. The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide an appropriate framework for much of the work of the Centre, which is uniquely situated within the Department of Food Business and Development in Cork University Business School, UCC.

Global Hunger Today: Challenges and Solutions is a major conference 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.

Registration is through Eventbrite and full event details are available from the Centre's webpage here.