On September 15, 2010, the Jury for the The Hunger Project's Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on Women in Panchayati Raj met to decide the 2010 winners. The Prize is awarded annually in India with the aim of encouraging the press to energetically and prominently report the breakthroughs and success stories of women's leadership.
On Thursday, September 2, international singing sensation Dionne Warwick flew into London to join The Hunger Project in launching World Hunger Day - Empowering People. Ending Hunger.World Hunger Day, which will take place on January 9, 2011, will celebrate and support the individuals and communities in developing and developed countries that are working to end hunger and poverty worldwide.
Floods in Pakistan have left more than 1,300 people dead and 14 million affected as waters wash away people's homes, crops and livelihoods. The Hunger Project stands in solidarity with the people of Pakistan and the many agencies that are working to provide relief.
A Hunger Project staff person and investor shares her experiences on a recent Investor Leadership Trip to Ghana. In the words of one investor, "THP and the epicenters shifted from a distant concept to something I now have inside of me. I got my heart filled with this trip and it will stay with me forever."
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mary Ellen McNish has been appointed President and CEO of The Hunger Project. Mary Ellen joins THP after serving 10 years as General Secretary, the executive head, of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Idrissa Dicko has been appointed the new Vice President of Africa Programs at The Hunger Project, following the retirement of Dr. Fitigu Tadesse. Dr. Dicko has been a treasured THP team member for the last 14 years as Country Director in Burkina Faso.
It is with great appreciation and esteem that we announce that Dr. Fitigu Tadesse will officially retire at the end of July 2010. Dr. Tadesse has had a stellar career with The Hunger Project for more than 20 years. He led the implementation of our first on-the-ground work on the African continent and is the architect of our Epicenter Strategy.
Lorena Vázquez Ordaz, Country Director of THP-Mexico, is serving on the Technical Board of an historic initiative in the country of Mexico: "Iniciativa México." She represents THP-Mexico as one of only three NGOs on the Board. The initiative was launched live on TV and radio on Monday, June 7 throughout the country.