ROME — In the lead up to the World Food Forum (WFF) event from 1 to 5 October, the WFF launched today its Champions Programme, an initiative that mobilizes young, influential change-makers to raise global awareness about issues and events related to agri-food systems transformation.
Harnessing the power of social media and digital communications, the WFF Champions Programme is a vehicle to engage and empower youth worldwide to find new, actionable, innovative, and inclusive solutions to current and future agri-food challenges.
The WFF Champions Programme identifies young leaders and influencers from regions and countries around the world who have a passion for creating a better food future and who will leverage their respective platforms and influence to bring positive change.
WFF Champions in an ever-growing list include: 2020 United States Youth Poet Laureate, Meera Dasgupta (USA); artificial intelligence researcher, Mustapha Diyaol-Haqq (Ghana); entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, Lisanne van Oosterhoud (Netherlands); vegan fashion model, Natalie Prabha (Malaysia); musician/actor, Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht (Germany); singer/songwriter, BrymO (Nigeria); co-founder and CEO of SOCHAI, Bonita Sharma (Nepal); Mikkle Foundation co-founder and executive director, Rachel Brown (Jamaica); and Good Food Fund policy officer/Act4Youth leader, Huiyu Ouyang (China).
The WFF Champions Programme was conceived with the idea that in our globalized world, one of the largest resources for positive change is the passion, energy, and innovative ideas of young people. There are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24 in the world today, which is the largest such group that has ever existed on Earth. To tap into this enormous potential energy, the World Food Forum hopes to empower youth to take lead roles at every level of our food systems.
Learn more about the WFF Champions Programme and nominate additional Champions on the WFF website here.
About World Food Forum
The World Food Forum is an independent global network of partners, created for and led by youth, to spark a movement to transform our agri-food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including ‘Zero Hunger.’ Conceived by the Youth Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2020 and aligning with the core principles of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit, the WFF aims to serve as the premier platform to engage and harness the passion of youth, galvanizing action and identifying solutions to the growing challenges facing our agri-food systems.
–World Food Forum
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