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Lisa Dreier
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Lisa Dreier is Senior Director for Food Security and Development Initiatives at the World Economic Forum USA.

BA, Bowdoin College, US; Master's in Energy and Resources and Master's in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. Formerly: freelance journalist, US and Asia; six years with Environmental Defense Fund; consulted on sustainable development projects with North American Development Bank, World Bank and NGOs in US, South America, Asia; Manager, UN Millennium Project Hunger Task Force and concurrently, Associate Director, Tropical Agriculture Program, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York.

With World Economic Forum: managed and helped develop public-private initiatives on Global Governance, Financing for Development, and Humanitarian Relief; co-founded and led Business Alliance Against Chronic Hunger; authored four reports on business strategies for meeting Millennium Development Goals; currently, manages New Vision for Agriculture initiative and Global Agenda Council on Food Security.

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We Can End Hunger in This Lifetime

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 8:51 PM

As World Food Day focuses attention on global hunger, we find ourselves at a crossroads of opportunity and risk. For the first time, it is within our reach to eliminate hunger entirely -- removing an age-old scourge that kills over 3 million children per year and costs 2%-3% of...

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How Do We Change The Way The World is Fed?

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 11:53 AM

As we mark World Food Day this week, we are greeted by the news that 842 million people -- about one in eight -- are still chronically hungry. Although this represents an improvement on the figures from previous years, it is not enough, and it looks like...

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