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RiseUp4SDGs Collaborative Effort For SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

RiseUp4SDGs Collaborative Effort For Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger by educators from 35 countries and hundreds of teachers and students.

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The United Nations Division for Sustainable Development Goals No 2 states “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”

Extreme hunger and malnutrition remain a huge barrier to development in many countries and an equally difficult topic to discuss with children. RiseUp4SDGs collaborated the efforts of teachers from around the world to not just create a better know how of the Zero Hunger Goal but has delved deeper.


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On 29th January 2021, the RiseUp4SDGs brought educators luminaries together to mull over the United Nations - Zero Hunger agenda 2030, issues and above all highlighted the work in action in various schools and classrooms. All this under the leadership of visionary school leader Ms Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon, Principal, Kamla Nehru Public School, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Ms. Dhillon leads from the front and puts the extra spark among each participating member with her motivating team spirit, applauding the efforts of all and guiding them to work for the best. The Zero Hunger- Goal 2 success speaks for it.

The online event exuberated the august gathering, comprising educators from 35 countries. Welcome and opening speech by Ms. Dhillon brought enthusiasm adding to anticipation of peer learning and experiences by the attendees and panelists alike for the next 60 minutes. At length, various challenges of Zero Hunger were highlighted. The educators from different schools brought their experiences under one umbrella.

The event was moderated by Bushra Anis Naqvi Principal - Lyceum School Lahore Pakistan.

While talking about why Zero hunger is important the keynote speaker Farah Rustom, International Academician Keynote Speaker from Lebanon said, “A world with zero hunger can positively impact our economies, human, and social development. It is a key to achieving the other sustainable development goals such as education, health and gender equality.”

A walk through the Virtual Art Gallery presented by Mohit Kumar Singh, IT Integration Head, Indirapuram Group of Institutions, Delhi, India. The students and schools showcased their awareness about the Zero Hunger through art gallery comprising digital posters and artworks. The virtual artworks depicted the thoughts and understanding of the challenges and solutions for Zero Hunger.

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Jingle E. Balocos Schools Division Office of Quezon City from the Philippines presented, Youth Leaders and Educators, Best Practices on SDG 2 Zero Hunger. She shared some exemplary work of the Department of Education and Department of Agriculture, Philippines’s flagship program “Gulayan sa Paarlan” or vegetation program across all public schools of the country which emphasised the youth gardening activities such as School-Backyard Community Gardening. The teachers are trained for these activities on  a massive scale for effective implementation in each school. Youth Development Program has 1,964 youth leaders in 196 teachers advisors coming together to arrange club meeting in zeroing in hunger.

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Over 200 contributions in the form of artworks, poetries and stories made their way in newsletter presentation that has set the ground for learning and developing tools for educators. The newsletter was very well presented by Mr. Amandeep Singh PGT, ComptSc, Kamla Nehru Public School Phagwara, India.

Food Suplementary, Nutrional Food in School Zero Hunger -SDG2

Followed by School stories shared by Mr. Selvam Ravindranath, Ghiyasuddin International School Male, Republic of Maldives and Ms. Nirmaladevi Kandasamy SK St Patrick Sabah, Malaysia.

Overview of the discussion points:

  • Why Zero Hunger is Important?
  • What are the Basic Causes of Hunger?
  • What are the SDG2 Targets by 2030?
  • What is the Current Status of Global Hunger?
  • Can we Achieve Zero Hunger by 2030?
  • How can we meet the Zero Hunger 2030 Agenda?

What are the SDG2 Targets by 2030?

Facts & Figures ( 2019 )

  • Close to 750 million were exposed to severe levels of food insecurity.
  • An estimated 2 billion people in the world did not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.
  • 144 million children under age 5 were affected by stunting in 2019.
  • 47 million children under 5 were affected by wasting, or acute undernutrition.

Facts & Figures by the end of 2020

  • According to the World Food Programme, 135 million suffer from acute hunger largely due to man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic could now double that number, putting an additional 130 million people at risk of suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020.

Meet the Panelists for RiseUp4SDGs Goal No 2 Zero Hunger

Rise4SDGs Collaborative Effort For SDG 2 - Zero Hunger, Moderator, Keynote speaker and Panelists

Moderator - Ms. Bushra Anis Naqvi

Principal – Lyceum School Lahore, Pakistan 

British Council Global Master Trainer | ENO Country coordinator | Climate Reality Leader & Active Climate enthusiast | TeachSDGs Ambassador | MIEE #Flipgrid Student Voice Ambassador@Wakelet | Co-Founder of SDGsWarriors & #Our Global Classroom

Keynote Speaker - Farah Rustom 
International Academician Lebanon Co-founder & MD Vantisco Youth Education Center | Microsoft Certified Trainer | MIE Expert Trainer | Adobe Global Educator | Global Peace Chain Ambassador | Wakelet Community Ambassador | STAR2020 by World Book of Records | CW-DE-VIS Awards by Charles Walter's Society for Innovation & Research


Mohit Kumar Singh 
IT Integration Head
Indirapuram Group of Institutions 

Jingle E. Balocos
Project Development Officer II,
Schools Division Office,
Quezon City, Philipines 

Mr. Amandeep Singh 
PGT Computer Science
Kamla Nehru Public School,
Phagwara, Punjab, India

Nirmaladevi Kandasamy
SK St. Patrick SABAH,

Jasmeet Kaur 
Science Teacher,
S.T.S World School, Rajgomal, India

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Facts and Figures – 2020 Global Report Food Crisis 2020 | https://www.wfp.org/publications/2020-global-report-food-crises

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