EVENT: Growing the Future: Insights and Innovations From Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs, June 16, 2016

CSIS Global Food Security Project and the CSIS Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative

The CSIS Global Food Security Project and the CSIS Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative invite you to join: 

Growing the Future:
Insights and Innovations From Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

Join the CSIS Global Food Security Project and the CSIS Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative in welcoming six Growing the Future fellows to Washington, DC. These agricultural practitioners and entrepreneurs are spending a week engaging with policy makers from the federal government and non-governmental thought leaders. Our inaugural fellows, hailing from East and West Africa, will provide insights on what is working well in U.S. international agricultural development programs as well as make recommendations for improvements and offer ways that the U.S. can continue to support youth leadership in global food security.

At a critical time, CSIS will bring together experts in youth engagement, global food security, and entrepreneurship to discuss the importance of U.S. leadership in agricultural development. All of the Growing the Future fellows have direct experience working with Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

Featuring:

Julie Howard

Senior Advisor to the Associate Provost and Dean,
International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University

Trent McKnight

Founder, AgriCorps

Moderated by:

 Ritu Sharma

Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative
 
 Kimberly Flowers

Director, CSIS Global Food Security Project

Closing remarks delivered by:

 Saharah Moon Chapotin

Deputy Assistant to the Administrator,
USAID Bureau for Food Security

Thursday, June 16, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

2nd Floor Conference Center
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
1616 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036

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