McGill Conference on Global Food Security

The McGill Institute for Global Food Security hosts or participates in several special lectures, seminars and events during the year.

November 22 2017 @ 10:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building MS2-022

Margaret A. Gilliam Lecture Series in Food Security

Andrew Rzepa, Project Managing Partner at Gallup, will deliver a presentation on the FAO's Voices of the Hungry project, Diet Quality and Gender Equality 

October 12 2017
Global Agri Connect - New Delhi

Global Agri Connect is a flagship programme of National Skills Foundation of India (NSFI) organized every year. Global Agri Connects held in 2011, 2012, and 2013 were marked highly successful platforms where in GAC 2011 was organised on ‘Transformational Changes in Indian Agriculture: The Next Decade’, GAC 2012 was organised on ‘Hi-value Agriculture: A Gateway to farm prosperity’ and GAC 2013 on ‘Evolving Skill Dimensions: The lever to agricultural growth’. Every year the event brings together various stakeholders like corporate bodies, department of agriculture and various other government bodies to discuss and deliberate on various perspectives of agriculture that can protect the country from the trends of declining production & productivity. 

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10 Oct 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00, Raymond Building R2-046

World Food Day Celebration: Towards a World with Zero Hunger

The McGill Institute for Global Food Security invites you to a Special Presentation to recognize World Food Day.

The presentations will cover:

  • The history of World Food Day
  • Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture


Chris Kaye is the Director of the Government Partnerships Division for the World Food Program based in Rome. Prior to joining WFP in 2006, Chris served with OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) for over 12 years. He joined OCHA in 1994 and supported humanitarian efforts in Rwanda in the aftermath of the genocide. During a period between 1995 and 1999 he worked in Geneva where he led the development of the Consolidated Appeal Process and supported humanitarian efforts on short-term missions in Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

24 Sep 2017 to 27 Sep 2017 - Centre des Congrès du Québec, Ville de Québec

International Colloquium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Face of Climate Change

For more information: patrick.cortbaoui [at], McGill Institute for Global Food Security

17 September – 21 September, 2017 – Montreal, Qc

Organized annually by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger, this five-day event brought together nearly 300 leaders from 50 countries, hailing from the political, humanitarian, community and institutional realms. The mission of the Forum was to help governments around the world build national school meal programs that are locally-sourced and country-operated. Attendees took part in various workshops and conferences designed to:

  • Build the capacity of governments to implement national school meal programs;
  • Engage businesses to strengthen supply chains and increase political will for school meal programs; and
  • Strengthen the field – among non-profits, schools and researchers – to raise awareness and ensure strong support and resourcing for school meal programs.