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AWEPA Irish EU Presidency Seminar

June 27, 2013 until June 28, 2013

Irish EU Presidency Seminar

27 and 28 June: the AWEPA Irish EU Presidency Seminar: “Parliamentary Action to Halve Hunger in Africa by 2015 – Making the best use of Africa’s resources: land, water and food” will take place in Dublin.

The target for Millennium Development Goal one is to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015. However, the path toward achieving MDG 1 in Africa and around the world may have lengthened as a consequence of the global food and financial crisis. Although a few sub-Saharan countries are on track, the progress to end hunger has been hampered in most regions. Increasing commercial pressures on land and water resources further threaten food security, as we move into the post-2015 era.
The participants in the AWEPA Irish EU Presidency Seminar will identify the necessary efforts of parliamentarians in Africa and Europe in order to achieve sustainable growth, to ensure wide access to food and to create jobs. The on-going cooperation between AWEPA and Irish Aid to increase parliamentary oversight of development aid through the Joint Parliamentary Monitoring teams of African and European MPs will be taken as an example.

Location: Dublin, Ireland