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2020 BORLAUG SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION BEGINS
Source: The World Food Prize news release

2020 Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium
Breaking New Ground: Building Resilience Today For Improved Global Food System Tomorrow

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
H.E. Gilbert Houngbo, President, IFAD

Gilbert F. Houngbo is the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Houngbo has spent more than 30 years working to improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people, with extensive experience in political affairs, international development, diplomacy and financial management.

Prior to his appointment as IFAD President, Houngbo was the Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) where he led field operations in more than 100 countries and managed its bilateral and multilateral partnerships. He served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Togo from 2008 to 2012, where he introduced economic reforms and enhanced the rule of law and civil liberties. From 1996 to 2008, he undertook a number of roles at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) including Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary-General, Africa Regional Director. Prior to this, he spent a decade in the private sector, including at Price Waterhouse, Canada.

NEW THIS YEAR! ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS
Active roundtable discussions conducted among 10 experts on 4 major topics.
Registered participants watch the discussion live and interact through Q&A.
Confirmed, featured speakers listed below with more to come!

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