Specified non-profit organization World Vision Japan December 8th (Thursday) 19:00 online debriefing session Abnormal weather, corona, conflict / modern hunger and wishes of frontline staff

NPO World Vision Japan
[December 8th (Thursday) 19:00 Online debriefing session] Abnormal weather, corona, conflict/modern hunger and wishes of frontline staff Held online, free of charge

World Vision Japan (Secretariat: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; Executive Director: Mariko Kiuchi, WVJ), an international NGO that supports children around the world, has been working with frontline staff to understand what is happening in the food aid scene. I will report online with my struggles and wishes. Participation is free of charge and advance registration is required.
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Years of droughts, conflicts, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to soaring food prices and a dramatic increase in the number of hungry people in the world.
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The soaring resource prices and food crisis caused by the conflict in Ukraine have been reported, but now the world hunger problem is in a very serious phase.
The second goal of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) is to “zero hunger” by 2030. Looking at the changes in the number of hungry people in the world, although there was a downward trend around 2014, hunger has spread again since then. In particular, Somalia in East Africa is experiencing the worst drought in the last 40 years. At World Vision, we are providing emergency humanitarian assistance to people facing hunger in collaboration with various partners such as UN agencies such as the United Nations WFP (World Food Program) and the Japanese government, with donations from the Japanese people. increase.
This time, through an interview with Kanda staff of World Vision Japan’s Emergency Humanitarian Relief Division, we would like to report on what is being done in the field of food aid, along with the conflicts and wishes of frontline staff. increase. We also introduce messages from staff working in Somalia, East Africa, where the impact of hunger is particularly pronounced.
In unstable situations such as climate change and conflict, it is children who are most affected. I hope that this will be a time for all of us to think about what we can do to help growing children facing hunger eat enough food and grow up healthy with hope. ■ Event overview
[December 8, 2022 (Thursday) 19: 00-20: 00]
[Online debriefing session] Abnormal weather, corona, conflict/modern hunger and wishes of frontline staff
・ Date and time: December 8 (Thursday) 19: 00-20: 00
・ Contents: Food assistance provided by World Vision
*Conversation format with the staff in charge of the project. We are also planning to answer questions from everyone.
・Venue: Online via Zoom
After completing the application procedure, we will send you an email with the URL of the Zoom webinar that you will participate in. You can participate from a PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.
・Participation fee: Free (Please bear the cost of communication) ・Capacity: 500 people
・Application ・Details
https://www.worldvision.jp/news/shien/event20221208.html
■ Speakers
Seiko Kanda Program Coordinator, Emergency Humanitarian Relief Section, Relief Department
Graduated from the Department of Spanish at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. After working at MUFG Bank (Treasury & Market) in Central America and Mexico and working for the local homeless support NGO Mijes, completed a master’s degree in development studies at the University of Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs. After implementing a school improvement project as a graduate consultant at an educational NGO (Enseña Chile) in Chile, South America, worked at the Development Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Joined World Vision Japan in March 2021. In the Emergency Humanitarian Aid Division, he was in charge of Syria crisis response support and food aid projects for Somalia’s WFP (United Nations World Food Program).
Interviewer: Aiko Koga Marketing Department 2 Service Development Section Graduated from the Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. After working for a private company for two years, he became involved in development support as an NGO campaign staff and intern. After that, he worked as a coordinator for JICA’s South Sudan technical cooperation project for two years at a general incorporated association. Joined World Vision Japan in July 2015. In the Emergency Humanitarian Relief Division of the Aid Department, he was in charge of educational support projects in South Sudan and Ethiopia and food aid projects for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Retired in February 2020 due to family reasons. Rejoined in July 2021. Belongs to the Service Development Section, Marketing Department 2.
-About World Vision Japan-
Based on the spirit of Christianity, an international NGO that works for children living in difficult situations due to poverty, conflict, natural disasters, etc. This is the Japan office of World Vision, which is active in approximately 100 countries and is authorized and registered with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. *Click here for details: www.worldvision.jp
-Inquiries from the press regarding this matter-
NPO World Vision Japan
Public Relations: Saki Kato [Phone] 090-6567-9711 [Email]
saki_kato@worldvision.or.jp

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