international development

international development

Transforming Global Food Security

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Join the CSIS Global Food Security Project and international development community thought leaders to explore how recent technological advances can help to create a more food-secure world. Food scarcity and fragility both lead to and are complicated by political, economic, and social crises. Such destabilizing outcomes highlight the need to leverage improvements in real-time diagnostics to shape food security response strategies and policies. Innovative technologies can dramatically accelerate the impact of global food security programs in times of both stress and prosperity by providing accurate risk assessments to build a more resilient future. Global and local actors can collaborate to act with greater precision, speed, and efficiency to mitigate the loss of lives and livelihoods before food security crises escalate. CSIS is bringing together big thinkers in data analytics and emerging ICT applications, including government representatives and experienced food security program implementors, to chart a way forward using improved technologies. The event will explore how emerging technology applications and approaches can be better utilized for both agricultural development and humanitarian efforts. We hope you will join us for this strategic and timely discussion of how technological innovation can advance policy and practice to help solve food security challenges. Opening keynote remarks by: Andrew Natsios former Administrator, USAID, Director, Scowcroft Institute and Professor, Texas A&M University The first panel discussion will feature: Robert Tetrault Deputy Director, Office of Global Analysis, U.S. Department of Agriculture Ben Watkins Chief Executive Officer, Kimetrica John Corbett Founder and CEO, aWhere Moderated by: Wayan Vota Senior Mobile Advisor, FHI 360 The second panel discussion will feature: Chris Burns Senior Coordinator, Digital Development for Feed the Future, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID Deirdre McGrenra Chief, Americas Liaison Office, International Fund for Agricultural Development Margaret Roche Geospatial Analyst, Geospatial Capabilities Advancement National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Moderated by: Sarah Tisch Director, Food Security & Monitoring and Evaluation, Crown Agents USA With closing keynote remarks by: Shenggen Fan Director General International Food Policy Research Institute Please join us after the conference for an informal reception. This event is made possible through the generous support of Crown Agents USA, FHI 360, and Kimetrica.