Food security and climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing China, and we have an eminent expert eager to chat with you over wine about both. Please join a informal (but on the record) conversation and complimentary glass of wine with Dr. Kanayo Felix Nwanze, president of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to discuss such topics as the $20 billion pledged for food security at the G8 meeting in L’Aquila last summer and IFAD’s position on the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change.
DATE: Monday, October 12th
VENUE: Westin Chaoyang, MIX Room, 1 Xinyuan Nan Road, Sanlitun, Yanshaqiao新源南路1号, Tel 5922-8888, Web www.westin.com/chaoyang
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 rmb on the door to non-members
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Kanayo F. Nwanze was appointed IFAD’s president last April. During his 10 years as Director-General of the Africa Rice Centre, Dr. Nwanze was instrumental in introducing and promoting New Rice for Africa, a high-yield, drought- and pest-resistant rice variety developed for the African landscape. Nwanze earned a doctorate in Agricultural Entomology from Kansas State University in 1975.