The discussion on food has always been an important topic in the developing and developed world. On Friday, I had the opportunity to check an event hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies. CBC Radio 2 and Hockey Night In Canada’s George Stroumboulopoulos was in conversation with the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin.
The discussion on food security ranged from how the WFP helps give aid to countries in dire need. Developed nations like Canada try to assist in giving aid to war-torn countries or countries devastated by natural disasters. People like us get affected and try help out as possible to give aid and support.
Aside from his hosting duties and a love of music, Strombo is a WFP ambassador and a huge advocate for food security. It’s good to show the importance of food security as developing countries don’t have the opportunity of getting resources and getting people healthy.
Ms. Ertharin was amazing and explained the packed crowd about what the WFP does and giving insight about the need to fight the hunger from countries in crisis.
If you’re interested to know more about the WFP, here’s their mission statement.
It was an informative event and learning about organizations like the World Food Programme can make the difference to help save lives from countries in need.