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Students against Hunger: the Blog
On September 15-16, public and private leaders, researchers and advocates will convene in New York City at the annual Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit to address the use of “open data” in combating hunger and to showcase innovative open data success stories from across the world. Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and re-distributed by anyone, and this summit is the largest gathering ever planned around open data in agriculture and nutrition.
Each year, nearly 50,000 people apply to the Mandela Washington Fellowship – the flagship program of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Out of the applicants, 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa are selected to receive professional development training at various universities across the U.S.
For two days, major players in the humanitarian community gathered at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss the current state of international aid and to call for change. It didn’t receive much attention, but a major focus of the summit was the involvement of youth in humanitarian responses. While many countries sent youth delegates and the summit featured a separate youth forum, No Lost Generation at The George Washington University was the only student-run organization invited to share our work as part of an exhibition fair at the summit. I traveled to Istanbul with six other GW students to participate.
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Free Rice - Test your knowledge and donate rice!
Stop Disasters! - A disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR
Arcademic Skill Builders - The site for educational games
For the second year running, students from the London School of Economics’ UN Society gave a voice to the hungry on their campus by organising a Fill the Cup Week around World Food Day.
On World Food Day, 204 students at the New School in Rome lined up for lunch. Instead of their regular meals, each student sat down with a plate of rice. The money they saved by eating only rice went to WFP's School Feeding Programme.