Join us for a round-table discussion with Nick Dyer, recently appointed Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs. Nick will share insights on his role, how it fits into the wider UK aid strategy and what he expects to deliver.
As part of the UK’s commitment to lead a global call to action to protect the world’s poorest people from coronavirus and the increasing threat of famine, Nick Dyer was appointed as the UK’s first ever Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs.
So what is the role of the UK Envoy forFamine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs? What is the strategy to be employed and how can the UK bring together the different actors in this space. An number of UK aid’s delivery partners work in this space – how can their expertise and capabilities be leveraged to achieve the results required? Join us to hear more for Nick Dyer!
With the growing economic challenges exacerbated by the Covid19 pandemic, the already existing food shortages inSouth Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and north east Nigeria have worsened and there is a growing threat of famine. Nick Dyer visited South Sudan in October, where flooding in addition to a long-running conflict had led to a humanitarian crisis. According to the UN OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination ofHumanitarian Affairs), more than 20 million people across the four countries face famine, including 1.4 million severely malnourished children.
We look forward to hearing how Nick Dyer will approach and deliver on his new role.
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