Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Friday, December 23, 2011

European Development Days 2011

15-16 December.Warsaw. Seminar "Preventing a New Famine in the Horn of Africa: The role of the EU in building resilience"


This seminar aimed at casting the spotlight on the globally malfunctioning food system that does not respect the right to food of millions of people. To address this systematic failure, the panelists, compounded of practitioners and policy-makers, discussed how to prevent another crisis of this scale and the role that the EU can play in reaching long lasting sustainable solutions.
Panel composition:
  • Mark Breusers, Project officer responsible for food security development programmes in the Horn of Africa with Caritas Belgium International and lecturer at Leuven University, on economic anthropology, cultures and development  representing Caritas Europa via Caritas Belgium
  • Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response
  • Fran Equiza, Regional Director - Horn, East and Central Africa, Oxfam GB
  • Ann Waters-Bayer, Senior advisor, ETC EcoCulture
  • Nazanine Moshiri, Moderator of the panel, Al Jazeera English
  • Ricardo Cortés Lastra MEP, discussant and opener of the debate 

Watch the replay video of the panel: "How to Prevent Another Famine in the Horn of Africa"

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