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Events and Awards

On Oct. 9th, 2020, WFP received its highest honor to date: the Nobel Peace Prize.

WFP USA’s events and lectures cover the day’s most pressing issues in the fight against hunger and facilitate discussions to advance big ideas and improve food security.

Here’s what’s coming up next:

May 13, 2021 | Wheatfields to the World: Oregon, Hunger, and Humanitarian Aid

Presented in partnership with World Oregon and The World Affairs Councils of America
3pm ET – 4pm ET

For more than 50 years, the United States has led the world in support for international food security programs. The U.S. was instrumental in creating the United Nations World Food Programme—2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the largest hunger-relief humanitarian organization—in the 1960s and today is its largest government donor. We’ll explore the U.S. legacy of food aid and anti-hunger advocacy, why it matters, and the dynamic role that American agriculture, particularly Oregon’s wheat industry, plays in helping to combat both domestic and global hunger. Join Barron Segar, President and CEO of World Food Program USA; Amanda Hoey, CEO of the Oregon Wheat Growers Commission/Oregon Wheat Growers League; Jeremy Everett, founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty for a rich and engaging discussion about global and domestic food insecurity and Oregon’s contributions to aid, hunger-relief, and the global food supply.

Oct. 14, 2021 | US Against Hunger: Food Systems and Food Waste

Join us for "The Future of Hunger and Global Food Systems," a discussion about how food waste and food loss contribute to global hunger and how we can build food systems that distribute food equally, including to the world’s hungriest people. Registration coming soon.

Past Events & Awards

Photo: WFP/Arete/Damilola Onafuwa US Against Hunger: The Future of Hunger & Gender Inequity

Our panel explored the current state of gender equity in relationship to hunger, and how WFP is empowering women to establish successful food systems.

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Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua US Against Hunger: Conflict & COVID-19

We launched our series of livestreamed events, US Against Hunger, with an inaugural event focused on the dangerous confluence of hunger, war and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Photo: WFP/Innovation Accelerator Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp

The Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to end global hunger. The first US-based Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp and Pitch Night was held in Silicon Valley.

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McGovern-Dole Leadership Award

This award honors leaders who exemplify a commitment to ending hunger and recognizes their efforts to feed the hungry both in the United States and around the world.

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Photo: WFP USA/Paul Morigi Global Humanitarian Award

Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward solving the root causes of food insecurity and its effects on both security and governance.

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Photo: WFP USA/Paul Morigi Samuel R. Berger Lecture

Founded in 2016, this lecture series features a speaker or organization that is focused on tackling the most pressing issues facing the humanitarian system today.

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Catherine Bertini Award

The Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls’ Education improves access to training and education for girls by supporting innovative efforts to reach and empower them.

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Photo: WFP/Mustapha Bribi Policy Roundtable: Food Loss

On April 17, 2019, WFP USA convened a group of stakeholders in policy, the private sector and humanitarianism for a roundtable discussion about the causes of, effects of and solutions to food waste.

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