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FANRPAN to participate at the 15th Annual State of the World 2011 Symposium
19 January 2011 - 10 February 2011


15th Annual State of the World 2011 Symposium FANRPAN's Women Accessing Realigned Markets (WARM) Programme Manager Ms Sithembile Ndema will be speaking at the 15th Annual State of the World 2011 Symposium on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in Washington DC.

The Symposium will take place the week of the launch of State of the World 2011 and will be an inspiring day filled with interactive discussion, including a variety of speakers from all over the world and audience members who have been involved in the Nourishing the Planet project. The event will also present an opportunity to take a closer look at the issues presented in the book. The day's events will include a luncheon, panels of speakers, two keynote addresses, an address from Worldwatch President Chris Flavin, and an evening book launch party.

Ms Ndema has been invited to share lessons learnt to date from the WARM project an innovative initiative in improving agriculture policy and discourse in southern Africa. Other speakers will include Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World; Hans Herren, President, Millennium Institute; Meera Shekar, Lead Health & Nutrition Specialist with the Human Development Network at the World Bank; Sara Scherr, President and CEO, Ecoagriculture Partners; Edward Mukiibi, Co-founder and Project Coordinator, Developing Innovations in School Cultivation (DISC), Uganda; Stephanie Hanson, Director of Policy and Outreach, One Acre Fund and Danielle Nierenberg, Senior Researcher & Co-project Director, Worldwatch Institute, Nourishing the Planet. The event will be attended by an influential group of policymakers, including representatives of the American Congress, NGOs, private foundations, and the media.

Click here for a sneak preview of Chapter 1, "Charting a New Path to Eliminating Hunger", from the upcoming State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish Planet.

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