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Live Webcast, October 18, Offers Insights into Global Hunger Index

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For eight consecutive years, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe have calculated and published the Global Hunger Index (GHI), a multidimensional research tool that measures food insecurity around the world.

 

This Friday, October 18, contributing organizations invite viewers to join a live webinar from 12:15 to 1:45 EDT to participate in the launching of the 2013 GHI. 

 

According to Derek Headey, 2013 GHI co-author, the index is based on three indicators: infant mortality, child underweight prevalence and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO’s) measure of hunger prevalence. Derek adds that the theme for this year’s GHI focuses on resilience: “Resilience literally means to bounce back. It’s had a lot of popularity in the ecology literature… We’re expanding the definition so that it not only means bouncing back; it could also mean adapting... and transformative capacity.”

 

Authors of the GHI are calling upon the international community to act in three ways to improve resilience for people affected by hunger: improve the monitoring and measurement of resilience; remove the barriers between relief and development activities; and incorporate resilience-building into development strategies.