Invitation World Food Day- UWAF Conference “Spijs voor Onderwijs” Den Haag

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Invitation World Food Day- UWAF Conference “Spijs voor Onderwijs” Den Haag

World Food Day is celebrated worldwide each year on October 16th. The aim of this World Food day is to raise awareness on global food problems and to create a sense of solidarity in the fight against poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Nearly one in seven people suffers from hunger and undernourishment and sadly, children are mostly affected. This is outrageous bearing in mind that the world actually produces enough food to feed us all.

Good nutrition is essential for the good physical and mental development of children and defines the socioeconomic opportunities in their life. Therefore investing in these children through better nutrition is one of the most effective ways of assisting nation’s economic growth (Copenhagen Consensus, 2012).

It is not only World Food day, but it is also a very important day for UWAF, as UWAF will launch its school feeding program ‘Spijs voor Onderwijs’ (Good Nutrition for Education). This is an initiative to provide primary school children in Kiyumba – Rwanda with a nutritious meal, with the main objective to reduce undernourishment in these schools.

On this World Food Day you are cordially invited to join us at the UWAF solidarity conference with (inter)national key players who will share their experience and expertise in the field of food security and will shed a light on the missing link between expertise and innovation. Can we end hunger by 2015? Or is this Millennium Development Goal too ambitious to achieve?

It promises to be an interesting evening with inspiring keynote speakers such as Pierre van Hedel – Directeur Rabobank Foundation, H.E. Immaculée Uwanyiligira – Ambassador of Rwanda, Gerdien Meijerink – University of Wageningen, Cora Govers – NOW and Santo Deng – Diaspora Forum for Development. The chairman of the evening is Peter Heintze – Head of Research at NCDO.

When: Tuesday October 16th 2012
What: World Food Day, UWAF solidarity conference ‘Spijs voor Onderwijs’
Where: 7AM, Buitenhof 47, 2513 AH Den Haag
Entrance: Free
Evening program:
18.00 – 19.00 – Entry / registration (including a light meal)
19.00 – 21.00 – Presentations and panel discussion
21.00 – 21.30 – Drinks

We trust you will find time to grace us with your presence at this World Food Day. We look forward
to receiving you on this special day.

For registration please send us an email at . Should you have any questions or request further details, we are at your disposal anytime. You can reach us either through email or call Renate Roels +31 (0)624 815 041.

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