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Join us online or in person for the inaugural Global Development Hub Annual Lecture.

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We are pleased to announce that Dr Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), will give the 2022 Annual Lecture of the Global Development Hub at Imperial College London.

Dr Kalibata will set-out a food systems change agenda for government, the private sector and policy makers, and underline the role for science and technology in driving innovation and informing evidence-based food systems interventions.

Agnes Kalibata is a Rwandan agricultural scientist, policy-maker and advocate focused on food system reform. Born in Rwanda and raised as a refugee in Uganda, she went on to become Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, promoting the use of science-based approaches to agriculture to increase food production and improve food security, with a focus on family farmers. Since 2014 she has been president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an African-led organization committed to improving the food security and incomes of farming households in African countries. She served as the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, accelerating action to transform food systems around the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Kalibata is a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel.

Professor David Nabarro, the Co-lead, UN Global Crisis Response Group, World Health Organisation’s Special Envoy on COVID-19 and Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London will lead a Q&A session with Dr Kalibata.

17.00 Registration opens

17.30 Welcome

17.35 Transforming Food Systems: An Agenda for Science, Policymaking and Investment by Dr Kalibata

17.50 Discussion with Dr Kalibata and Professor David Nabarro

18.05 Questions from the audience (online and in person)

18.20 Closing remarks by Professor Nabarro

18.25 Drinks reception– with a research showcase of work from Imperial students

The Global Development Hub
The Global Development Hub is an academic strategy flagship project that brings together Imperial’s community to develop, amplify and support research and education impact in Lower Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

The Hub supports Imperial’s contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Agenda 2030, and our work more broadly with some of the most vulnerable and marginalised in societies where multiple global challenges are acutely concentrated.

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