Auburn University has waged a decade-long war on hunger on the local, national and international fronts – from educating, motivating and activating students through Universities Fighting World Hunger activities on hundreds of campuses through the partnership-building and information-sharing activities of the Hunger Solutions Institute.
The Institute not only supports UFWH as one of its flagship projects, but also leverages that network of nearly 300 universities to ensure that the knowledge, research, innovations and experts within academia have can contribute to the multi-sector partnerships addressing domestic and global hunger and malnutrition. End Child Hunger in Alabama (ECHA) is an initiative where HSI has convened leaders from all sectors to build a sustainable and scalable public-private action agenda.
Thus, the movement began. Today the UFWH network consists of approximately 300 colleges and universities from around the world committed to making the eradication of hunger a core value of their institutions.
Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) represents a campus best practice in international programming and sustainable human development. It creates a learning environment where intellectual discovery and social responsibility converge in pursuit of a sustainable world – a world that protects our natural environment and enhances human health and well-being for present and future generations.
“Let’s Get Serious …about working together, about innovations and best practices, and about solving hunger!”
The 2014 Summit, held from February 28-March 2, 2014 at Auburn University will put a strong emphasis on identifying hunger solutions, best practices, innovations and partnerships, giving participants not just inspiration, but practical and replicable actions that they can bring back to their campuses and communities. In addition to well-known keynote speakers, we will have a number of panels and interactive sessions, featuring experts and practitioners from many fields.
Auburn University, on behalf of Universities Fighting World Hunger, will host the Ninth Annual University Hunger Summit at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, on Feb 28 – March 2, 2014 in Auburn, Alabama. The Graduate Forum sub-committee invites paper submissions to be considered for poster presentation at the Summit. Abstracts must be submitted electronically for consideration by February 10, 2014 at 5pm (CST). For more information click here.