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TIDI Seminar: The 2016 Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is an annual publication designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at national, regional and global levels. GHI scores are calculated which assess progress, or the lack thereof, in combating hunger. The aim of the index is to raise awareness, build understanding and advocate for greater commitment and resources dedicated to ending hunger worldwide, by providing data, analysis and insights to politicians, policymakers, civil society and the media. First published in 2006, the series has made the challenge of hunger transparent by providing a simple way of ranking countries, illustrating trends in the prevalence of hunger and reporting on progress. As well as providing the ranking, each year’s report delves into a specific theme. Past themes have included food price volatility, resilience-building, hidden hunger, the relationship between conflict and hunger. The 2016 theme is the 2030 Agenda – the new Sustainable Development Goals and how we need to reach Zero Hunger in order to achieve the wider Goals. The report is authored by the Washington based International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. In this TIDI seminar, Olive Towey, of Concern Worldwide, will present the 2016 Global Hunger Index.

Olive Towey, Concern Worldwide

Olive Towey is Head of Advocacy for Ireland and Europe at Concern Worldwide. Based in Dublin, she works with colleagues across the organization and through national and international networks advocating for changes in policy and practice which will improve the lives of people living in the poorest and most vulnerable parts of the world. Olive has been working in the field of advocacy for over ten years having previously worked in investment banking in London. She had chaired the Brussels based policy network Eurostep and the Advocacy Group of Alliance2015 – a network of seven European NGOs. She is currently Vice-Chair of Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations.

Date: 16 December 2016 Time: 15:00

Venue: Haughton Lecture Theatre, Museum Building, Trinity College










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