25 August 16:00Fotografiska

Winning The Hunger Games
-One of the greatest challenges of our time


World leaders, through the United Nations, have adopted the most ambitious agenda in human history - the Sustainable Development Goals. Among the 17 goals, which are focused on people, planet and prosperity, is a call for zero hunger by 2030. Never before has humanity had such an opportunity. The world is now echoing the call that The Hunger Project declared in 1977 - it is time to end hunger, once and for all. 

More than 795 million people – or one in nine people in the world – do not have enough to eat. At the same time, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted.

 However, hunger is connected to so much more than food. The Hunger Project firmly believes that empowering women to act as key change agents is an essential element to achieving the end of hunger and poverty. Join us for a panel talk where we discuss how the issue of hunger is interconnected with many other aspects of development. How can we here in Sweden contribute to end world hunger? Which role does gender equality play? What kind of leadership and what approaches are needed to solve the issue of hunger?

All you need to know

The seminar will take place at Fotografiska´s venue Studion and is a part of the Stockholm Act festival. Enter through the main entrance, and our event host will guide you to the seminar venue. There will be a After-Work starting after the seminar, so please stay for mingle and the possibility to ask questions!

Participants

Diana Amini
Global Manager H&M Foundation

Diana is a journalist and has worked for different TV-production companies as a researcher. Driven by the wish to be part of improving the conditions for people more directly, she started working with communications within the non-profit sector. As a Project Manager for Plan International, a child-centered community development organization, she was responsible for advocacy campaigns that for example highlighted how children’s rights are affected by climate change. Further Diana was the Communications Manager and played an active role in establishing Operation Smile in Sweden, an organization helping children with facial deformities. Before Diana started her position as a Global Manager at the H&M Foundation in September 2015 she was the Manager of Ronald McDonald House in Stockholm

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Parul Sharma
Head of CSR Compliance at Advokatfirman Vinge, Chairman of the delegation for implementation of Agenda 2030

Parul is Counsel and Head of CSR Compliance at Advokatfirman Vinge. Parul has many years’ experience of CSR in the supply chain, human rights and anti-corruption in high risk markets. For a number of years Parul has been ranked as one of the most influential CSR experts in the Nordic region. 

Parul is also the Principal at the Academy for Human Rights in Business, which has provided training on CSR related issues to more than 400 companies. Parul has also worked at, inter alia, EU Commission DG Aid, Amnesty Business Group and Sandvik AB. Parul has also been appointed as Chairman of the Swedish Government’s delegation for implementation of the UN’s Agenda 2030 and its Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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John Coonrod
Executive Vice President of The Hunger Project

John is an expert on bottom-up, gender-focused development and decentralized local governance who has lectured at the United Nations, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University (NYU), Princeton University and the United States Air Force Academy. John serves as co-chair of InterAction’s Food Security and Agriculture working group, as advisor and board member to a number of emerging international NGOs.

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Åsa Skogström Feldt

Moderator

Åsa Skogström Feldt is passionate about sustainable development, the future opportunities of cross-sector partnerships and transformational leadership. Just returned from an assignment in New York as President and CEO of The global Hunger Project she has a background within IKEA launching an initiative to partner with social enterprises and has long experience from international business in several corporations, like Sony Ericsson. She is engaged in Forum for Social innovation and supporting the empowerment and growth of women leaders. She also loves to scuba dive with sharks and manta rays.

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