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Solutions for Climate Change and Food Security to be Highlighted at South-South Expo 2011

Global South-South Development Expo 2011: 5-7 December 2011, FAO, Rome Italy

Seeking to showcase successful Southern solutions to the complex challenges facing the South today, the GSSD Expo 2011 will focus on the urgent crisis of food insecurity in the South, a development challenge that cross-cuts virtually all of the significant development challenges of today

The Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) is the FIRST EVER Expo solely from the South and for the South. It showcases successful Southern-grown development solutions (SDSs) to address the need to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

With much of the world's population chronically hungry owing to extreme poverty, food insecurity is a particularly grave challenge, one that exacerbates and is exacerbated by the critical challenges of climate change, lack of access to education and social safety nets, and HIV/AIDS and other global health pandemics.

Please join us at the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo for a thought-provoking discussion on Global Health, Agriculture and Food Security co-hosted by FHI 360 and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

This Solution Exchange Forum will feature national and regional solutions, responses and innovative policies, to health and nutrition issues related to food insecurity and agriculture, infectious and non-communicable diseases, including outreach and delivery mechanisms, bio-agricultural health products and techniques for increasing access to health information, and ways of exchanging effective solutions across regions through South-South and triangular cooperation.

Our efforts to find solutions to the complex development challenges facing the South require collective action and broad-based partnerships. The strength of the GSSD Expo is that it showcases concrete development solutions in the most pivotal areas, thus further promoting critical sharing and exchange of solutions across the global South.

With continued support from the international development community, we are confident that the GSSD Expo 2011 will serve as a powerful platform from which to support the implementation and scaling up of successful solutions and strengthen efforts to achieve internationally agreed development goals, including the MDGs.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is a partner of the UNDP on the South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-Gate) Track V - Global Health.

 

For more information, please contact the GSSD Expo Secretariat:

Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, UNDP
304 East 45th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017 USA
Telephone: +1 212 906 6392
Fax: +1 212 906 6429
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Website: http://www.southsouthexpo.org
 
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