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Distinguished Speaker Series | Solutions for Today's Global Hunger Crisis and Preventing the Next One

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Distinguished Speaker Series | Solutions for Today's Global Hunger Crisis and Preventing the Next One

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May 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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About the Program

Solutions to Today's Global Hunger Crisis and Preventing the Next One

Instead of making progress toward the UN's goal of ending hunger by 2030, the world is facing a devastating hunger crisis. 44 million people in 38 countries, about the total population of California and Indiana combined, are facing extreme hunger. The conflict in Ukraine is making the situation even worse. The good news is that practical solutions can change the tide. Learn from Oxfam's Food Systems Director Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego on solving hunger and Indiana's special role in it.

David Miner, chairman, board of directors, Indy Hunger Network will join the program to provide information on food insecurity in Central Indiana, its causes, consequences, and the work that is being done to address the issues

Contributions to this program to be shared with Oxfam America and Indy Hunger Network.

Contributions to this program to be shared with Oxfam America and Indy Hunger Network.

About the Speaker

Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego

Dr. Laté Lawson-Lartego currently serves as Oxfam America's Global Program Director for Food Systems with the goal to create an inclusive, resilient, sustainable, and healthy food systems for all. In addition, he leads key Oxfam America program operations, while also serving as vice-chair of Oxfam’s West Africa Governance Group.

Before joining Oxfam, he spent 17 years with CARE International in various capacities in country, regional and global roles.

Dr. Lawson-Lartego earned a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration at Georgia State University in the US, with focus on innovative business strategies and value co-creation between Business and Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP). He also earned a Master's degrees in Economics & Business from the University of Lomé in Togo and and second Master’s degree in Social and Rural Development from Reading University in the UK.

Dr. Lawson-Lartego has published many articles and book chapters including the recent on “Socio-Technical Innovation Bundles for Agri-Food Systems Transformation

Will you help to support both global and local efforts to address food insecurity with a contribution to this program? All contributions will be dived between Oxfam USA and the Indy Hunger Network.

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