On August 30th and 31st, 2018, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) will host an international SDG-conference on the theme Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact. This event is one of many activities to celebrate Wageningen’s 100th anniversary.

The conference will focus on SDG 2 (end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture) and SDG 17 (create partnerships). Speakers include:

  • Paul Polman, CEO Unilever
  • Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank
  • Ertharin Cousin, Former President of the World Food Programme
  • Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research

Speakers will discuss innovative transformative pathways to achieve the SDGs, and engage with the audience throughout the event. To tackle the challenges of the SDGs, various stakeholders from government, academia, industry, and civil society will discuss governance, balancing synergies and trade-offs, the evidence base for sustainable food systems, and the future of collaboration. As the leading institute in food and agriculture, WUR feels committed to contribute to the SDGs in general and Zero Hunger in particular.

A full overview of sessions and side-events is available on the conference website. Students and young professionals are further invited to participate in a foodathon to work on local solutions for the global challenges. The Wageningen Borlaug Youth Institute will lead the way forward, involving the next generations in the challenges of Zero Hunger.

Join the conference and get involved in this international ambition! ​​We look forward to seeing you in the Netherlands on 30-31 August!