At The Hunger Project’s Annual Fall Gala on October 18 there will be a special focus on youth mobilization and empowering young leaders. Rightly so, there will be a number of young leaders speaking from partner countries. One of these youth representatives is our very own Chris Joy, an alumni from the University of Vermont and former leader at the UVM chapter. Throughout the weekend, Chris will represent all of the FeelGood students who have mobilized over $1.6 million for the end of hunger since 2005. Chris be playing a key role in bringing the youth voice to meetings with THP investors and staff throughout the weekend. He’ll also be presenting at the Gala! We’re so lucky to have Chris be a part of this movement and a passionate representative for youth changemakers around the globe stepping up for the end of hunger.
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The Hunger Project (THP) was selected for FeelGood’s Commitment 2030 Fund because they embody, at the village and community level, the SDG’s holistic approach to hunger and poverty eradication. With programs in 17,000 communities throughout Africa South Asia and Latin America, THP empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development. While their approach is adapted to meet local challenges and opportunities, all THP programs have at their foundation these three essential elements: empowering women as key change agents; mobilizing communities for self-reliant action; and fostering effective partnerships with local government.
The UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) merg, for the first time, the development and environmental agendas—providing a challenging yet clear path to a world that works for everyone. It’s a path we must travel quickly: In the absence of significant progress by 2030, critical environmental thresholds will have been reached that will make most of the goals unattainable—not a viable outcome for any of us.
That makes the SDGs an entirely essential undertaking. But success will only come if we remember that the four attributes of a healthy, thriving world—Economic Prosperity, Environmental Sustainability, Social Inclusion, and Good Governance—exist only in the context of one another, and constitute an entirely new framework for humanity.
With the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals and the merging of the development and environmental agendas, two things are clear: The mission to end extreme hunger and poverty now belongs to everyone, and we all need to act now. Those are the driving insights behind FeelGood’s new initiative: The Commitment 2030 Fund.
The world of international development is in the midst of a major transformation— first articulated in 2013’s Post-2015 Development Agenda report and then translated into specifics in the recently released draft of the Sustainable Development Goals. The key insight: global economic prosperity and global environmental sustainability are inextricably intertwined. One cannot be achieved without simultaneously achieving the other. Suddenly, the context for ending extreme hunger and poverty is nothing less than ensuring an equitable, thriving and sustainable future for all life.
Columbia University: “Columbia is excited about the Commitment 2030 Fund because it makes our mission that much more transparent. While ending hunger has always been about so much more than food, the Commitment 2030 Fund gives us the opportunity to express that in an even more meaningful way.”FeelGood Students Respond to the Commitment 2030 Fund