3 development actors unite against hunger in Africa

    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, honorary president of Instituto Lula; Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission; and José Graziano da Silva, FAO director-general have teamed up to end hunger in Africa. Photo by: African Union Commission

    Three development actors will be hosting a high-level meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next year. The goal: Seek new approaches to address hunger in Africa.

    The meeting took shape following the decision of the leaders of the African Union Commission, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the Instituto Lula of Brazil on Nov. 21 to team up to end hunger and undernutrition in Africa. The new partners agreed to promote successful initiatives, promote knowledge-sharing between countries and facilitate a high-level dialogue that will help gather political commitment toward the goal.

    The three partners have also agreed to put women and children at the core of their efforts, according to a press release.

    World leaders will be invited to attend the event. The three partners also plan to discuss their “next step” at the high-level meeting, which is scheduled to take place March 4-5, 2013.

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    • Jenny Lei Ravelo

      Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.