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Each year, WFP USA hosts events and lectures to award leaders in the fight against hunger and facilitate discussions around improving food security.

Photo: WFP/Innovation Accelerator Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp

The Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to end global hunger. The Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp and Pitch Night is taking place this October 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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