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The Washington Weekly - May 29, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John shares insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly. Stay informed, read along!

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Celebrating World Hunger Day 2012

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Millions of people are taking steps to end their own hunger in partnership with The Hunger Project and we're celebrating! Join us in honoring World Hunger Day this Monday, May 28. In London, legendary singer and UN FAO Goodwill Ambassador, Dionne Warwick will return with her friends for an incredible night of celebration with more than 5,000 people at the Royal Albert Hall.

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President Obama Makes Historic Speech on Nutrition and Food Security

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On Friday, May 18, President Barack Obama, joined by Secretary Clinton and Bono, became the first sitting president to publicly discuss world hunger. Hunger Project VP John Coonrod was in attendance at the meeting and brings us this review.

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A Review: The 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Part 3 - Joanna Bichsel

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In April 2012, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates from around the world gathered in Chicago for the first ever US-hosted World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to discuss pressing issues and share wisdom with students, youth and professionals. The Hunger Project sent a delegation of five professionals to the Summit are sharing their experiences here on the blog. This review comes from Hunger Project activist and investor, Joanna Bichsel!

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Give and Get: More Creative Ways to Invest in the End of Hunger

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We work tirelessly to find new and creative ways for you to invest in the end of hunger. This week, we’re excited to bring you two sites that let you do just that – and get something in return!

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Chirapaq Director Appointed to New UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group

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In May 2012, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet announced the members of her Global Civil Society Advisory Group. The group will facilitate regular consultations and dialogue between civil society and UN Women. We are proud to announce that Tarcila Rivera Zea, Director of Chirapaq, The Hunger Project's partner organization in Peru, has been appointed to the consultative forum. Congratulations Tarcila!

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World Hunger Day 2012: Raise Your Voice!

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The Hunger Project partners and staff from around the world join together on May 28, 2012 to honor World Hunger Day. We are one voice in the mission to end hunger and poverty and we want YOU to join us! Take a picture, sing a song, go on a hike -- there is no end to the number of ways you can be involved.

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Graduate Student Consults with THP-Bangladesh

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Reetika Joshi is a member of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team of consultants from Columbia University in New York City working with The Hunger Project's Global Office and THP-Bangladesh on a Gender Impact Assessment. This last January, Reetika and a colleague conducted a field visit to Bangladesh. She shares her experience here.

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The Washington Weekly - May 15, 2012

In early 2012, The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. Each week, John shares insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly. Stay informed, read along!

 

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NGOs Must Work to Build Local Capacity

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At an InterAction panel in Washington, DC on May 1, The Hunger Project's VP and other NGO representatives discussed the changing role of NGOs in local capacity building. THP-DC intern, Leanna Beaber, reviews the event.

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