"After decades of steady decline, the number of people who suffer from hunger – as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment – began to slowly increase again in 2015. Current estimates show that nearly 690 million people are hungry, or 8.9 per cent of the world population – up by 10 million people in one year and by nearly 60 million in five years.
The world is not on track to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. If recent trends continue, the number of people affected by hunger will surpass 840 million by 2030.
According to the World Food Programme, 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to human-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns. The COVID-19 pandemic could now double that number, putting an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020. With more than a quarter of a billion people potentially at the brink of starvation, swift action needs to be taken to provide food and humanitarian relief to the most at-risk regions.
At the same time, a profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the more than 690 million people who are hungry today – and the additional 2 billion people the world will have by 2050. Increasing agricultural productivity and sustainable food production is crucial to help alleviate the perils of hunger." (UN, 2020
Calling all dreamers, thinkers, futurists and innovators…..
This is your chance to have your ideas, thoughts and voice heard. To celebrate European Researchers Night 2020, TU Dublin will bring together researchers, students, academics, community, industry, public and partners to ideate, innovate and explore opportunities where TU Dublin can contribute responses to the global challenge of achieving Zero Hunger. Over an action-packed three hours, you will get to:
Over an action-packed three hours, you will get to:
- Hear flash talks from thought leaders,
- Connect and collaborate with peers and partners from across the TU Dublin Community and Dublin Region,
- Take part in a fast-paced sprint to create a new concept to pitch to a panel of experts,
- Network with our judging panel,
- Sow the seed for a concept/project that contributes to the TU Dublin response to UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger
To register your interest for this event, please visit Eventbrite at the relevant link below.
Once registered, we will be in contact with you to collect some information, which will help us organise the event so that each team has a variety of skills, knowledge and interests.
If you have any questions, about TU Dublin Zero Hunger Hack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.