The Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) congratulates Dr Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of GAIN, who, together with Dr David Nabaro, is the recipient of the 2018 World Food Prize (WFP). The award honours breakthrough achievements to alleviate hunger and promote global food security. It is awarded by the World Food Prize Foundation.
The CoE is honoured to have Dr Haddad, a member of its Steering Committee, recognised for his commitment to propelling nutrition and food security to the top of national policy and global development agendas.
CoE director Prof Julian May said: “Lawrence Haddad is a tireless champion of global nutrition and efforts to end malnutrition. On behalf of the Centre, I congratulate Dr Haddad for his contribution to this important issue, and thank him for his invaluable inputs into shaping the research vision of the CoE.”
Announcing the award on 25 June 2018, Ambassador Quinn, President of the WFP referred to the recipients’ “extraordinary intellectual and policy leadership in bringing maternal and child nutrition to the forefront of the global food security agenda and thereby significantly reducing childhood stunting”.
Founded in 1986 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Norman E. Borlaug, the WFP is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Dr Haddad and Dr Nabarro will receive the World Food Prize at a ceremony in the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines, Iowa, on 18 October 2018.
Article by: Mologadi Makwela