Paul is Director of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 Advocacy Hub. He worked for many years with World Vision and the UN’s World Food Programme.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs / Global Goals) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Goal 2 is Zero Hunger. Specifically, the goal is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. Paul believes it can be done, but only if enough people join the conversation, think about the problems and become part of the solution.
The Advocacy Hub coordinates global campaigning and advocacy to achieve SDG2. It brings together NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, the private sector and UN agencies to share expertise, ideas, and to collaborate on campaigns so that overall impact is increased.
In this conversation we discuss:
- Paul’s view of the UK’s attitude to food and sustainability
- What setting the goal to end hunger by 2030 has achieved
- How the Hub coordinates the conversation around ending hunger
- What the Hub actually does
- How it works to get distinct groups to engage with each other and work towards achieving zero hunger
- The guidance coming out of the Hub to help people in the food industry do their part towards ending world hunger
- What the Chef’s Manifesto is, how it came about and what it aims to achieve
- How people can get involved with the community working to achieve SDG2
If you would like to investigate the Hub’s work further, please check out some of the links below.