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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.

Up Next:

Dec. 2, 2020 | US Against Hunger: Behind the Frontlines

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 12pm – 1pm EST

Join us for Behind the Frontlines: Hunger and the Confluence of Conflict and COVID-19. This engaging discussion will explore the connection between hunger and conflict, with the added threat posed by COVID-19. We’ll examine the factors at play and take a behind-the-scenes look at the U.N. World Food Programme’s sophisticated operations. You’ll hear how more than 19,000 staff feed the most vulnerable people in the most challenging conflict zones, including the Sahel, Yemen and Syria. We’ll go behind the frontlines to explore the firsthand experiences of hunger, instability and those living on the brink, and what must be done to help them. We’ll show how the world is actually facing two intersecting pandemics – COVID-19 and extreme hunger – and the challenges and opportunities forecasted for these immense challenges in 2021.

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March 5, 2021 | US Against Hunger: Gender Equality

Friday, March 5, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Join us for No Woman Left Behind – a discussion of how gender inequity contributes to higher rates of hunger among women and girls around the world and the solutions we need to ensure they get the food they deserve.

Registration coming soon. Check the US Against Hunger page for details.

April 21, 2021 | US Against Hunger: Climate Change

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Join us for Climate Starves: How Climate Change Impacts Hunger – a discussion about how increasingly frequent and destructive extreme weather is contributing to global hunger and the solutions we need to help the world’s most vulnerable people cope.

Registration coming soon. Check the US Against Hunger page for details.

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

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

Join us for Foodies Fight Food Waste, 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. Check the US Against Hunger page for details.

Past Events & Awards

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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