Ms. Ertharin Cousin is Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Headquartered in Rome, it is the world’s largest humanitarian organization with approximately 14,000 staff serving over 80 million beneficiaries in 75 countries across the world. She is an exceptional advocate for improving the lives of hungry people worldwide, and travels extensively to raise awareness of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition. She brings more than 25 years of national and international non-profit, government, and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food, and resilience strategies. Cousin is a native of Chicago and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Georgia School of Law.
CBC Radio and Hockey Night in Canada host George Stroumboulopoulos is a WFP Ambassador, advocating for food security around the world. He will lead a discussion with Ms. Cousin on the links between climate change, conflict and food insecurity. How does this impact millions of lives around the world? What is WFP doing to build resilience and what should governments – including our own – be doing?