Women Food System Leaders: Vital Frontline Responders in the Fight for Zero Hunger
Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity – a problem that has been magnified by COVID-19 – however, they also play a critical role in responding to the hunger pandemic that is shadowing COVID-19.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, The Global FoodBanking Network is shining a spotlight on women food systems leaders. Please join us for a conversation that will explore questions including:
- How have these leaders ensured that food security is central to pandemic response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts?
- What role do female food systems leaders play in creating more gender-equal food systems?
- And how can we chart a path forward for a global food system that empowers women leaders and responds to the needs of all people?
Thursday 11 March
- 10:00 – 11:00 UTC -5 (Chicago 10:00 am)
- 16:00 – 17:00 UTC +0 (London 4:00 pm)
- 00:00 – 01:00 UTC + 8 (Hong Kong 12:00 am)
- Teresa Welsh, Senior Reporter, Devex
- Dr. Melissa D. Ho, Senior Vice President, Freshwater & Food, World Wildlife Fund-USA
- Ana Isabel Méndez, Executive Director, Banco de Alimentos Panama
- Lisa Moon, President & CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network
- Dr. Jemimah Njuki, Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute
This session will be available in English and Spanish.
This session will be on the record and a video recording will be available for viewing following the event.