Hunger Events At Davos

Published on 28 January 2009
Here are some of the key events on WFP's Davos schedule:
  • Executive Director Josette Sheeran will on Friday chair a plenary panel, "Fresh Solutions for Food Security." Panelists include Kofi Annan, Bill Gates,  Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft; Michael Treschow, chairman of Unilever; and Thailand Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. 
  • Ms. Sheeran will participate in several panels as speaker or moderator, raising the profile of issues crucial to our mission, such as nutrition, humanitarian assistance and logistics, and climate change. 
  • She also will host a closed-door brainstorming session on affordable nutrition in developing countries with CEOs from the food industry 
  • On Thursday evening Ms. Sheeran and Peter Bakker, CEO of our Dutch donor TNT, will co-host a dinner for approximately 50 government leaders and CEOs. The dinner will honor King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as “Champion in the Battle Against Hunger” for 2008. The dinner is designed to encourage private and public-sector leaders to collaborate on lasting solutions to world hunger and malnutrition. 


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Emilia Casella

Global Media Coordinator

Emilia Casella is WFP's Global Media Coordinator based in Rome. She has worked at WFP since 2006, serving also in Sudan and Geneva. Prior to joining WFP, she worked for 18 years as a journalist in print and television