24. – 25.04.2012 | Welthungerhilfe: Conference "Move! United for Sustainable Development"

Welthungerhilfe is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We would like to profit from this occasion to discuss – together with our partners and friends in Germany, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America –  about the future of our work. We cordially invite you to join us in this process at our conference “Move! United for Sustainable Development”.

50 years of development work have not achieved what was hoped for!  An unacceptable high number of people is still suffering from hunger and poverty. In the face of population growth and an increasing demand for resources, a continuing belief in unlimited growth and the impact of climate change, the prospects for sustainable development are grim. Already today these developments lead to increasing and volatile food prices, to food crises, to conflicts over energy, land and water as well as conflicts over forest and fishing rights. Especially the livelihoods of those living in so called developing countries are affected.

How can civil society react to these challenges? And how can it increase its impact? From the point of view of Welthungerhilfe one answer lies in increased networking and politicization of our work which should be more rights based and which should be developed in even closer North-South cooperation. Using the examples of three complex questions which we encounter in our project work,

  •   “Climate change and the right to food”
  •   “Food waste, food losses and food security” and
  •   “Large scale land deals and small farmers”

we would like to discuss which starting points and approaches are already existing for such a work within Welthungerhilfe and in general and which adjustments would have to be made in order to heighten our impact.

When: 24 – 25 April 2012

Where: Deutsche Welle, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, D-53113 Bonn

The number of places is limited. We would therefore kindly ask you to register by (e-mail) or fax (+49 (0) 228 2288 188) until March 30th 2012.