Feeding the World: Ensuring Global Food Security

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Feeding the World: Ensuring Global Food Security

January 19 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Before the pandemic, food insecurity and the number of people going hungry was increasing gradually, however because of COVID-19 the effects have worsened. In 2020 alone over 700 million people globally were suffering from hunger and over 30% of the world’s population were considered food insecure. The war in Ukraine due to Russia has also massively aggravated the food insecurity crisis and regressed any progress made to combat zero hunger and is considered the “biggest global food crisis since the Second World War”.

How do we feed the world while ensuring and maintaining food security?

Join us in January to learn more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. Learn insights into the roles that individuals, education and training institutions, stakeholders and regulating governments may play in achieving the specified targets by 2030.


Cynthia Jean Batin

Cynthia Batin is a microbiologist and an environmental management professional with diverse experience in the different areas of the food supply chain. With her family managing a cafeteria, she has been exposed at a young age to the issues of food security; hence, it has become her advocacy to address some of the issues surrounding it. Among her works are a review of international zero waste practices in cafes and restaurants; and prevailing food waste management practices in the hospitality sector of Palmerston North City, New Zealand. She also has a blog site in which she shares practical advice on her household food waste management.

Her other professional roles include serving as a quality control officer in a canned goods manufacturing company, as a researcher for a yeast-based biocontrol agent against postharvest diseases, and as an agricultural technologist in a government-owned crop protection center. She was also a researcher for various environmental and natural resource management projects of the World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in the Philippines.

She has a Masters in Environmental Management from Massey University, New Zealand and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.

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Matthew Bunch

Matthew Bunch joined the Hunger Project Canada as Co-Country Director for Eastern Canada in October 2022. Since completing a PhD at the University of Waterloo, Matt has worked in the areas of international development, human rights and on issues of peace and security for non-profit and non-governmental organizations, think tanks and as a volunteer.

Matt has broad experience in leadership and collaborative roles, and has worked closely with partners and organizations in the creation and dissemination of knowledge to educate, inform and stimulate action. Matt is a licensed chef, and from this experience became aware of the importance and urgency of issues of food security at home and internationally. He is excited to bring his skills and experience to the work of the Hunger Project Canada. Matt has been fortunate to work with a host of dedicated and passionate colleagues, and has learned much from these individuals and relationships.

Danielle Paydli

Danielle (Danni), Co-Country Director for Western Canada, lives with her family on Vancouver Island. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Danielle has a rich background in advocacy and community development issues that range from access to, and health of, freshwater in her home of British Columbia to supportive programming for youth with disabilities. Her career has also included carving pathways for new immigrants and refugees to Canada and working in the field of HIV/AIDS and gender equality in Malawi.

She is passionate about building relationships, developing innovative programming and creating linkages that help build strong, resilient, equitable and caring communities at home and abroad. As such, she was drawn to The Hunger Project’s commitment to gender equality and supporting women’s leadership within a community-led development framework.

Panel presentations will be followed by a live Q&A session with our speakers!

Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation that counts as a Professional Development Credit (PDC) Activity, as well as free access to the full recording of the webinar.

Facilitator: Obie Agusiegbe, Founder & CEO of EnvironFocus.

The link to the webinar recording will be available for USD$10 after the event HERE. Only attendees get a free link to the webinar recording.

For more information on our webinars and partnership opportunities or if you have any questions contact project@environfocus.com