The aim of the session is to recognize the serious and often unknown consequences of hunger, and to develop concrete actionable plans to formalize a roadmap to fighting hunger. Hunger is not just about ‘feeling hungry’. It is also about lowered immunity and recurrent infections. Infections such as worm infestation and diarrhea lead to further loss of nutrients in the body. This is a vicious circle. The biggest challenge is micronutrient deficiency. Lack of vitamin A in the diet leads to permanent blindness in 1 million children every year, and 250 million children are at risk. The panelists will focus on the link between SDGs 1,2 and 3, and demonstrate how hunger leads to poverty, sickness, lack of education, and job opportunities, all of which aggravate hunger. Speakers will also present a potential roadmap for next steps – on how different stakeholders can make a difference, and and how one can effectively build partnerships with local grassroots NGOs, donors, government, and policymakers, and mobilize resources to end hunger.
Roadmap to Fighting Hunger
09 May 2022 | 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Ravi Anupindi Dr. Radhika Batra Dr. Shelly Batra John Elliott Dr. Raj Shankar Ghosh Nipun Malhotra
Sustainable development goals
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 2: Zero Hunger GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being