The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Side Events Agenda

Promoting More Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries for Improved Global Food and Nutrition Security | Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, & the Alliance to End Hunger

10/20/2021 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Virtual -

Join us for a high-level discussion cohosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Alliance to End Hunger to learn about the actions needed to promote more sustainable aquaculture and fisheries for improved global food and nutrition security. With less than a decade remaining, the world is significantly off track to achieve the global commitments to end world hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. However, fish and other aquatic resources have enormous potential to help reverse this trend. If we are to achieve SDG2 before the end of this decade, we need to urgently build far more resilient and sustainable aquaculture and fisheries practices to provide healthy, safe, affordable, sufficient and nutritious food for a rapidly growing planet. More resilient and sustainable aquaculture and fisheries will also enable us to better withstand and recover from shocks such as COVID-19, to feed a growing planet while conserving our finite natural resources, and to more effectively mitigate the effects of a changing climate.


Featuring a Keynote Address by Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 2021 World Food Prize Laureate and Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, World Fish


Welcoming Remarks  

  • Eric P. Mitchell, Executive Director Alliance to End Hunger 


Keynote Address  

  • Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 2021 World Food Prize Laureate and Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, World Fish     


Panel Discussion  

  • Manuel Barange, Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO     
  • Paul Doremus, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations at NOAA Fisheries   
  • Renée Sauvé, Special Advisor on International Oceans Policy and the current representative of the North American Region to the COFI Bureau, Canada  
  • Hodayah Finman, Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs, EPA   
  • Ken Paul, Lead Researcher and Negotiator of Fisheries for the Wolastoquey First Nation   


  • Jocelyn Brown Hall, Director, FAO’s Liaison Office for North America  

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