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2021 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit
March 25 - March 26
The World Food Center will co-host the virtual student summit 2021 of Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) alongside the University of California Global Food Initiative and the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in partnership with the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University. The summit’s theme is One Health. One Planet., and it will take place on March 25 and 26, 2021.
With a focus on involving students, the virtual summit will consist of keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions from experts across the United States who will speak to a broad array of topics covering human health, the planet, and their inherent connectivity.
The goal of the summit is to bring together current and future leaders to see a world without hunger. Students, administrators, faculty, staff, and community partners will network and share ideas that lead to actions and impact at the campus, community, and global levels.
The theme One Health. One Planet. was conceived even before the pandemic, but the conversation could not come at a more crucial moment. The world continues to teeter on the precipice of a climate crisis, the risks of food insecurity has increased exponentially, and we will be marking a solemn anniversary from when the reality of the pandemic began, closing us off from each other and shutting down our economies in March 2020.