Women and Food Security: Finding Solutions to the Global Food Crisis

Thursday, April 16, 2009 from 2:59 pm to 4:29 pm

Food security is a top priority area in poverty reduction worldwide. It is an issue that disproportionately affects and presents challenges and opportunities for integrating women in development. MCC and Women Thrive Worldwide  host a high-level keynote speech followed by panel of experts discussing innovations in food security and the vital role women play in long-term economic development.


  • Ritu Sharma, President and Co-Founder,  Women Thrive Worldwide
  • Debdatta Sengupta, Research Analyst,  International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Kristin Penn, Senior Director for Agriculture, MCC