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Breaking Barriers, Feeding Futures: Register for the Inaugural World Food Prize Foundation DialogueNEXT


Media Invited to World Food Prize Foundation DialogueNEXT Launch in Washington, D.C.

In a world where food security remains a pressing concern, the World Food Prize Foundation is proud to introduce DialogueNEXT - an initiative aimed at sparking real conversations and tangible action in addressing global hunger. No fluff, no unrealistic promises—just honest dialogue, practical solutions and a commitment to making a difference. 

With a focus on the theme of "Seeds of Equity: Women Driving Growth and Innovation in Agriculture," we'll delve into the crucial role women play in shaping the future of food security.

WHY ATTEND: DialogueNEXT offers a unique opportunity to engage with influential voices in the global food security community, gain valuable insights into pressing challenges and opportunities, and network with thought leaders and change-makers.

WHERE: The launch of the World Food Prize Foundation's DialogueNEXT series will be held in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Institute of Peace, located at 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20037.


  • Chaunté Lowe: As an Olympian, World Champion Medalist, and American Record Holder, Chaunté Lowe embodies the spirit of excellence and resilience. Her opening address promises to inspire and ignite a passion for change.

  • Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli: With her role as the Founder and Executive Chair of African Food Changemakers, Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli brings a fresh perspective to the conversation on women's empowerment in agriculture. Her insights are sure to spark thought-provoking discussions.

  • Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez: As Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment at the U.S. Department of State, Jose W. Fernandez brings a wealth of diplomatic and policy expertise to the table. His perspective on international collaboration and economic development will enrich discussions on global food security.

  • Senator Joni Ernst: U.S. Senator and Member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senator Joni Ernst brings a wealth of legislative expertise to the DialogueNEXT stage. As a champion for rural America and advocate for agricultural innovation, Senator Ernst's insights will offer valuable perspectives on the future of food security.

  • Senator Debbie Stabenow: U.S. Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senator Debbie Stabenow is a driving force behind federal agricultural policy. With a focus on promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting rural communities, Senator Stabenow's leadership has been instrumental in shaping the agricultural landscape.

  • Catherine Bertini: A trailblazer in the field of global food security, Catherine Bertini's distinguished career includes serving as a 2003 World Food Prize Laureate and Chair of the Executive Board at the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Her expertise will shed light on critical issues facing the agricultural industry.

  • Heidi Kühn: Founder of Roots of Peace, Heidi Kühn has dedicated her career to fostering peace through agricultural initiatives. With a passion for sustainable development and a commitment to humanitarian efforts, Heidi brings a wealth of experience and insight to the global food security dialogue.

  • Laura Turner Seydel: A prominent environmental advocate and philanthropist, Laura Turner Seydel is renowned for her unwavering commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. As the daughter of media mogul Ted Turner, she brings a unique perspective to the dialogue on global food security. Through her role as Director of the Turner Foundation, Laura has spearheaded initiatives aimed at promoting environmental stewardship, conservation, and equitable access to nutritious food.

  • Maria Rose Belding: Co-Founder, Founding Executive Director, and Board Chair of, Maria Rose Belding is at the forefront of the fight against food waste. Her innovative approach to food recovery and redistribution has garnered widespread recognition and is making a tangible impact on food security efforts worldwide.


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