Transforming food systems in times of
conflict and climate change

Seat at the Table:
A Devex Dish Event

Monday, April 25, 2022

1:00 p.m. ET | 7:00 p.m. CET

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About the Event


Join Devex on Monday, April 25, for a live broadcast of Seat at the table: A Devex Dish event. This event will feature a series of conversations with policymakers, funders, corporate execs, and civil society leaders on the actions necessary to transform the global food system and to combat hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity around the world.

These discussions come at a time when the topic of food systems reform is more pressing than ever. Global hunger numbers — which had already been moving in the wrong direction — are skyrocketing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbated by climate change and conflict.

How exactly will financial commitments materialize, and what mechanisms are in place to track performance and success? What data is needed to provide successful, sustained progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 2 of ending hunger? How can the world take advantage of the opportunity to "build back better" after the pandemic to ensure food system transformation?

We’ll discuss these questions and more as we explore the role of finance, technology, and policy in global food systems solutions. Conversations will center on the following themes:

• The role of foreign policy in the fight against global malnutrition.
• Effective financial investment in food systems reform.
• The tie between food systems reform and climate change.
• Understanding the links between conflict and food security.

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Hosted by:

Devex

Innovation Partner:

PepsiCo

Program Underwriter:

TechSoup

Schedule


1:00 p.m. ET


Opening Remarks

• Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex
• Raj Kumar, president and editor-in-chief, Devex

1:05 p.m. ET


How the war in Ukraine is affecting food security worldwide

• Shawn Baker, chief nutritionist, USAID
• Lawrence Haddad, Executive director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
• Moderator: Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex

1:25 p.m. ET


Understanding the links between conflict and food security

• Laetitia Bader, Horn of Africa director, Human Rights Watch
• Yasin Farjad, emergency quality program manager and OIC for the program director, Concern Worldwide Afghanistan
• Muna Luqman, executive director, Food4Humanity
• Moderator: Rumbi Chakamba, associate editor, Devex

1:55 p.m. ET


Spotlight on: Food for thought
Presented by TechSoup

2:00 p.m. ET


Facing a global food crisis: A conversation with Ertharin Cousin

• Ertharin Cousin, CEO and managing director of Food Systems for the Future, former executive director at WFP, and U.S. Ambassador to U.N. in Rome, and distinguished fellow of global food and agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs
• Moderator: Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex

2:20 p.m. ET


Follow the food: Tracking financial investment in food and nutrition systems reform

• Chase Sova, senior director of public policy and research, World Food Program USA
• Kathryn Hollifield, program manager, Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
• Moderator: Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex

2:55 p.m. ET


Spotlight on: Local solutions for global impact
In partnership with PepsiCo Foundation

• C.D. Glin, VP, PepsiCo Foundation, and global head of philanthropy, PepsiCo Inc.
• Moderator: Kate Warren, executive vice President & executive editor, Devex

3:05 p.m. ET


Food systems reform in a changing climate

• Charles Owubah, CEO, Action Against Hunger
• Abby Maxman, president and CEO, Oxfam America
• Moderator: Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex

3:40 p.m. ET


Foreign policy and the fight against hunger: A conversation with Ted McKinney

• Ted McKinney,former under secretary of agriculture, trade and foreign agricultural affairs at USDA, and currently CEO at NASDA
• Moderator: Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex

4:00 p.m. ET


Sustainable nutrition for a global population

• Simon Bishop, CEO, Power of Nutrition
• Arun Baral, CEO, HarvestPlus
• Meera Shekar, global lead for nutrition, World Bank
• Moderator: Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex

4:35 p.m. ET


Closing Remarks

• Teresa Welsh, senior reporter, Devex
• Raj Kumar, president and editor-in-chief, Devex

Speakers


Laetitia Bader

Laetitia Bader

Horn of Africa director, Human Rights Watch

Shawn Baker

Shawn Baker

Chief nutritionist, USAID

Arun Baral

Arun Baral

CEO, HarvestPlus

Simon Bishop

Simon Bishop

CEO, The Power of Nutrition

Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin

CEO and managing director of Food Systems for the Future, former executive director at WFP, and U.S. Ambassador to U.N. in Rome, and distinguished fellow of global food and agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Yasin Farjad

Yasin Farjad

Emergency quality program manager and OIC for the program director, Concern Worldwide Afghanistan

C.D. Glin

C.D. Glin

VP, PepsiCo Foundation, and global head of philanthropy, PepsiCo Inc.

Lawrence Haddad

Lawrence Haddad

Executive director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Kathryn Hollifield

Kathryn Hollifield

Program manager, Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

Muna Luqman

Muna Luqman

Executive director, Food4Humanity

Abby Maxman

Abby Maxman

President and CEO, Oxfam America

Ted McKinney

Ted McKinney

Former under secretary of agriculture, trade and foreign agricultural affairs, USDA, and currently CEO, NASDA

Ted McKinney

Charles Owubah

CEO, Action Against Hunger

Chase Sova

Chase Sova

Senior director of public policy and research, World Food Program USA

Meera Shekar

Meera Shekar

Global Lead for Nutrition, World Bank

Moderators


Rumbi Chakamba

Rumbi Chakamba

Associate editor, Devex

Raj Kumar

Raj Kumar

President & editor-in-chief, Devex

Kate Warren

Kate Warren

Executive vice president & executive editor, Devex

Teresa Welsh

Teresa Welsh

Senior reporter, Devex