Together Against Hunger

Rethinking The Fight

October 12-13, 2022
Washington, D.C. & Online Everywhere

With our partners, Action Against Hunger is advancing a social movement to achieve a world without hunger.

We are connecting doers, activists, philanthropists, and policymakers to
REEVALUATE and REBOOT the fight against hunger. Hunger is preventable, not inevitable.
It’s time to rethink how we end hunger for everyone, for good.

TOGETHER, LET’S RETHINK THE FIGHT.

Read our recent report, which underscores the need to take urgent action to reach #ZeroHunger globally by 2030.

Founding Partners

About The Movement

The social movement features an inaugural two-day hybrid event, where we will convene an audience of practitioners, policymakers, activists, and the next generation of leaders in the fight to end hunger.

The agenda will include special film screenings and talk-backs, expert panel discussions, and high-profile interviews for both online and in-person audiences.

Program content will be focused on the following themes:

Coming Together

Now more than ever, the anti-hunger community needs to come together to transform our approaches. Bold partnerships, new connections, and new ways of working that support collective problem-solving, learning, and fearless self-criticism will lay a foundation for this transformation. Success will come from building on our collective strengths.

Expanding the possible

The limits of our work must be broken, and our dreams must reach further. Ending hunger is not audacious, it is possible. The work has been hard, and it is getting harder, but we can reach farther if we holistically look at the drivers of hunger.

More than Commitment

Ending hunger demands that we move beyond words and challenge a status quo that has resulted in the highest rates of hunger in recent history. The problem is daunting, but each of us is part of the solution–and can commit to concrete actions and approaches that can support a transformation to a world without hunger. Come away with succinct and compelling narratives for support.

Human Power

Humans have the power to both create and dismantle the global hunger crisis. We will interrogate the structures enabling devastation while elevating select stories of those taking action to change the course. Power shifts require resetting. What does authentic sharing power look like? Through screening of film segments and conversations with the film directors, we identify pragmatic ways to reset power dynamics, in the greater good of ending hunger. Learn how action can be taken to set equality. Come away with specific actions and interventions suitable for additional financial support and renewed political will.

Scalable Solutions

Technical, evidence-based solutions exist yet the status quo has not changed. Which solutions need to be innovated, taken to scale? What is working and how can we do it better? Through this session we will select the must-have future proof solutions that can be taken to scale. Anticipate rigorous debate, based on evidence, and a collective decision process. Come away with confidence in your selection of “best bets” to end hunger.

More than Hope

Outrage, urgency, and hope. Our commitment to action to end hunger is realized and will carry us forward.

About The Movement

The social movement features an inaugural two-day hybrid event, where we will convene an audience of practitioners, policymakers, activists, and the next generation of leaders in the fight to end hunger.

The agenda will include special film screenings and talk-backs, expert panel discussions, and high-profile interviews for both online and in-person audiences.

Program content will be focused on the following themes:

Coming Together

Now more than ever, the anti-hunger community needs to come together to transform our approaches. Bold partnerships, new connections, and new ways of working that support collective problem-solving, learning, and fearless self-criticism will lay a foundation for this transformation. Success will come from building on our collective strengths.

Expanding the possible

The limits of our work must be broken, and our dreams must reach further. Ending hunger is not audacious, it is possible. The work has been hard, and it is getting harder, but we can reach farther if we holistically look at the drivers of hunger.

More than Commitment

Ending hunger demands that we move beyond words and challenge a status quo that has resulted in the highest rates of hunger in recent history. The problem is daunting, but each of us is part of the solution–and can commit to concrete actions and approaches that can support a transformation to a world without hunger. Come away with succinct and compelling narratives for support.

Human Power

Humans have the power to both create and dismantle the global hunger crisis. We will interrogate the structures enabling devastation while elevating select stories of those taking action to change the course. Power shifts require resetting. What does authentic sharing power look like? Through screening of film segments and conversations with the film directors, we identify pragmatic ways to reset power dynamics, in the greater good of ending hunger. Learn how action can be taken to set equality. Come away with specific actions and interventions suitable for additional financial support and renewed political will.

Scalable Solutions

Technical, evidence-based solutions exist yet status the quo not changed. Which solutions need to be innovated, taken to scale? What is working and how can we do it better? Through this session we will select the must-have future proof solutions that can be taken to scale. Anticipate rigorous debate, based on evidence, and a collective decision process. Come away with confidence in your selection of “best bets” to end hunger.

More than Hope

Outrage, urgency, and hope. Our commitment to action to end hunger is realized and will carry us forward.

Meet Our Speakers

Mariam Akior

Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, Action Against Hunger USA-Uganda Mission

IMELDA AWINO

Deputy Hub Director, Program Development and Quality Assurance, Action Against Hunger

Shawn K. Baker

Chief Nutritionist, U.S. Agency for International Development

Dr. Heber M. Brown, III

Executive Director, Black Church Food Security Network

SEAN CALLAHAN

President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services

Sarah Charles

Assistant to the Administrator, USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)

Mwandwe Chileshe

Global Policy Lead, Food Security and Agriculture, Global Citizen

Rev. Eugene Cho

President/CEO, Bread for the World

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Covid Protocol

Action Against Hunger understands the power of bringing people together in person and the importance of doing so safely. We commit to following, at minimum, the Washington, D.C. guidelines and ordinances.

On each day of the event, we request:

Proof of vaccination

Proof of a negative Covid self-test (via photo)

Attendees may provide proof of vaccine via photo, or by showing a physical copy of the vaccination card or official vaccination record.

Our team is closely monitoring the evolving global health recommendations and will update attendees with the most up-to-date protocols as we near the event. For additional information, The REACH at the Kennedy Center's health and safety protocols can be found here.