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Nutrition and Education International (NEI) Hosts Luncheon Symposium on Food Security and Resiliency Issues in Afghanistan – Post U.S. Withdrawal
PASADENA, CA – Nutrition and Education International (NEI) is a Pasadena-based international non-profit organization that has been working in Afghanistan to eradicate protein malnutrition for the past 12 years. NEI’s mission is to reduce and prevent protein-energy malnutrition in Afghanistan with a focus on those most affected by food insecurity, especially women and children. Mark your calendars for a unique symposium with global leaders in the field of international development.
What: Symposium, Luncheon, and Networking Reception
Topic: Building Resilience & Food Security in Afghanistan Post-U.S. Withdrawal
Host: Nutrition & Education International (NEI)
When: Tuesday, September 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Hilton Hotel, 168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
· Mr. Claude Jibidar, Country Director of Afghanistan for the World Food Programme of the United Nations
· Mr. Noorullah Delawari, former Chairman of the Central Bank of Afghanistan
· Dr. Steven Kwon, Nutrition & Education International Founder & President
“I am honored that Mr. Claude Jibidar, Country Director of Afghanistan for the World Food Programme of the United Nations and Mr. Noorullah Delawari,former Chairman of the Central Bank of Afghanistan will join me on a panel discussion at this event”, says Dr. Steven Kwon, President and Founder of NEI. “These gentlemen are well-informed on food security issues in Afghanistan, including those affecting at risk women and children. They are also supportive of NEI’s efforts to empower small-scale farmers and rural village women through NEI’s comprehensive soy and wheat agricultural nutrition model. We welcome professionals interested in business development, global public health, foreign policy, and international development to network with the panel experts and each other at a reception following the symposium” informed Dr. Kwon.
The U.S. and its allies are significantly reducing foreign aid to Afghanistan, a country heavily reliant on outside assistance for economic and social stability and growth. The panelists will discuss the implications of diminishing aid to Afghanistan and how NEI is building self-reliance in partnership with the Afghan people. Information on economic and agricultural development, food security, public policy, and women’s empowerment issues in Afghanistan will be covered during the symposium.