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November 5-7, 2024
 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

World Without Hunger Conference

Hunger and malnutrition remain among the most vital challenges facing humanity. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a well-coordinated effort among all stakeholders.    

To deliberate on the gravest challenges of our time, the World Without Hunger Conference is a three-day long event consisting of solution-oriented technical sessions, an investment forum, and a high-level political forum that will result in a Conference Declaration to achieve Zero Hunger.   

Over 1,500 high-level stakeholders, including Heads of State/Government, Ministers, UN agencies, the private sector, financial institutions, donor community, DFI/IFI, civil society, non-governmental organizations, academia, and media will be present.   

The conference is co-organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the African Union Commission (AUC), and the Government of Ethiopia, with technical assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

 

Please pre-register if you are interested in taking part in World Without Hunger Conference. Once pre-registered, in the next weeks you will be contacted by our registration team for further action.

Day 1 will begin with an opening plenary, which will set the scene for high-level discussions on agribusiness, innovation, climate change, and fair trade. It will be followed by four technical sessions, which will bring together representatives from different stakeholder groups introducing their contributions and efforts to demystify the current challenges and create a path to a more sustainable and secure food system for everyone.  A field visit to a site for CEOs and others in cooperation with the Government of Ethiopia will also take place. 

Day 2 will feature the Investment Forum. It builds on the four technical sessions of Day 1, and will demonstrate investment opportunities in agribusiness infrastructure, technology and renewable energy. The objective of the Forum will be to create a dynamic platform for Governments, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups to pitch greenfield and SME-based projects focusing on achieving a world without hunger to potential investors.

Do you have a project? Join the Call for Proposals!

We invite proposals for innovative projects in the areas of food security, sustainable agricultural practices, and agro-processing enabling infrastructure. Facilitators and owners of selected projects will be given the stage to present their concrete business ideas to a diverse group of investors to generate investment leads.

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Day 3 of the conference will commence with high-level dignitaries being presented with an updated study on the costs of eradicating hunger, followed by deliberations on the conclusions and implications of the study. A dedicated session will then present the Conference Declaration and Action Plan, informed by the proceedings of the previous days, with statements from representatives from the Government, financial institutions, and the private sector. The day will conclude with a session facilitating the High-Level Endorsement of the Conference Outcome Documents (Declaration and Action Plan). Finally, the political forum will conclude with a Gala Dinner and cultural celebration event.  

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