Why 'Feeding The Planet'?
For 2015, GW Planet Forward is focusing on one of the biggest challenges facing our changing planet: how to provide for the 9 billion people the world will have by 2050. We'll need more food, more water and more energy — and to get there, we'll need more innovative ideas in food and agriculture.
As a part of our yearlong focus on food and nutrition security, Planet Forward has hosted a series of four salons to convene experts, thought leaders, policy makers and innovators to guide us on our journey to finding workable solutions to the population conundrum.
Each of the four salons hosted approximately 25 national leaders and high-level policymakers for frank conversation of the challenges the world faces and an open exchange of ideas, moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the GW School of Media and Public Affairs.
Salon topics included:
- Whose Food Is It Anyway? Digesting the Food Story
- Climate-Smart Agriculture
- Women and Girls: Nourishing the Planet in the Face of Climate Change
- Climate, Weather Volatility & Food
The year's efforts culminate with the GW Planet Forward Feeding The Planet Summit on April 23, 2015. These events seek to celebrate and reward new innovations to secure nutrition and food security for the world's exploding population.
Registration for the Summit is now open!