Featured Speakers

Mariam Akiror

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


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


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

Isobel Coleman

Deputy Administrator, Policy and Programming, United States Agency for International Development

Oscar Cordon

Technical Services and Innovation Director, Action Against Hunger

Cathryn L. Dhanatya

President & Co-Founder, Growing Good

Bill Drayton

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Ashoka


Associate Vice President, Food and Water Systems, CARE

Jan Sebastian Friedrich-Rust

CEO, Action Against Hunger, Germany

Jerry Greenfield

Co-founder, Ben and Jerry's Homemade, Inc

Amy Guterman

Senior Director, Community Innovation, Salesforce


Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)


VP Strategic Engagement + Digital Transformation, Salesforce

Ashwini Kakkar

Chairperson, Action Against Hunger International Network

Joe Kawly

Anchor/Journalist, Middle East Broadcasting Networks

Raj Kumar

President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

Asma Lateef

Policy and Advocacy Lead (Agriculture), SDG2 Advocacy Hub

Daniel Maxwell

Henry J. Leir Professor in Food Security, Tufts University

Nicolas Metro


Founder and CEO, Gro Intelligence

Nicolas Metro

Nicolas METRO

Founder and CEO, Kinomé

Kate Musimwa

Vice President of Program Delivery, Food for the Hungry

Nhlanhla Ndlovu “NN”

Executive Director, Centre for Economic Governance and Accountability in Africa (CEGAA)


Co-Founder, Seen

Charles Owubah

CEO, Action Against Hunger-USA


Digital Transformation Lead, Salesforce

Suzanne Rexing

Senior Director, Action Against Hunger - USA

Terri Sarch

Nutrition Team Leader, United Kingdom, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Meera Shekar

Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank


President and CEO, Helen Keller International

Gloria D. Steele


Roy Steiner

Senior Vice President, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Marshall Stowell

President and Founder, Intentional

Gokul Sundar

Growth & Strategy at airSlate, VC at Alumni Ventures

Marielle Amani Thete

Director, US Government Relations, ONE Campaign


Initiative Director, 1,000 Days

Noam Unger

Vice President, Development Policy, Advocacy and Learning, InterAction

Kate Warren

Executive Vice President, Devex

Teresa Welsh

Senior Reporter, Devex

Gobezayehu Getachew Yilma

Diocesan Director and Vicar General, MCS, Ethiopia

Stephanie Zeitz

Senior Product and Solution Manager, Impact Labs, Salesforce


Spoken Word Poetry

Marjan Naderi

D.C. Youth Poet Laureate

KBPC Jazz Quartet

David Cole


Manny Kellough


Wes Biles


Pete Frassrand


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