Deadline is November 4 2016.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is now accepting applications for our Next Generation Delegation from students to participate in the Global Food Security Symposium 2017. The symposium will be held on March 29-30, 2017, in Washington, DC.

The 2017 symposium will offer key insights on how to leverage past successes, and invigorate future efforts, amidst an evolving global landscape. This unique window of opportunity is a chance to help shape the next decade of leadership on global food security.

Next Generation Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • interact with symposium speakers and senior attendees in private forum;
  • network with other outstanding students planning careers in global food, agriculture, and nutrition sectors;
  • connect with key stakeholders from the public, private, and NGO sectors in private meetings; and
  • select delegates may also participate in symposium side events, panel discussions, or video interviews.

Rapporteurs will play an important role by attending working group “Solution Sessions” in Washington, DC, and capturing key themes and outcomes discussed at private working group sessions. The aim of this position is to allow students to participate in the working groups and the symposium and to ensure that the proceedings and outcomes are clearly recorded and shared with participants for follow-up action. The Solution Sessions will be held on March 29, and rapporteurs will also be invited to the symposium on March 30.

Candidate Responsibilities

Delegates are expected to:

  • Attend all symposium-related events in Washington, DC, on March 29-30, 2017. The Council will cover round trip airfare, accommodations, and meal expenses.
  • Prepare a commentary piece for the Global Food for Thought blog on food security, shocks to the global food system, and entrepreneurship and innovation, as it relates to their area of research focus and career trajectory.
  • Support social media outreach, which includes engaging your respective universities and disseminating information about the symposium, its featured report and the live stream to your networks.
  • Contribute to and participate in the event’s social media plans, and responsibilities as required.
  • Participate in a private post-event debriefing session and complete an online evaluation of the event.

Candidate Criteria:

Students must be at the graduate or advanced undergraduate (third or fourth year) level studying agricultural development, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, or other food security related disciplines. Students must plan to enter the agriculture and food sector upon graduation. International students and students studying at universities outside of the United States are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Interested applicants should complete this application form , providing the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two professional or academic references
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor or employer
  • A brief essay (maximum 500 words) on one of the following topics as it relates to their area of study: innovation and technology in the global food system, global food security and global stability, sustainable and equitable development of food systems.

The deadline for applications is November 4, 2016. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have in questions about the Next Generation Delegation, please contact

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2014 – Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) Conference

The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTAkure) Ondo State is pleased to announce the 2014 Annual National Conference ( Akure 2014)  with the Theme: CLIMATE CHANGE , AGRICULTURE and FOOD SECURITY IN NIGERIA.

This conference seeks to bring together members of NAAE, students and relevant public and private sector stakeholders to discuss and map out a way forward for agriculture and food security in the face of climate change. The event which will hold between the 24th and 27th of February 2014 at the CCE Hilltop Auditorium, FUTAkure Ondo State Nigeria will have the following as it sub-themes

·         Climate Change and Trends in Agricultural Production.

·          Climate Change and Policy Options for Food Security in Nigeria.

·         Climate Change, Agricultural Research and Extension in Nigeria.

·          Agricultural Research, Technology Dissemination and Adoption.

·          Policy Interventions for Market-driven Agricultural Sector for Food Security.

·         Climate Change, MDGs and beyond.

·          REDD Climate change and Sustainable Development in Nigeria.

·         Modelling the impact of climate change on agricultural production.



Regular Members – 15,000 Naira

Students- 7500 Naira

Others – 20,000 Naira

This Registration fee covers the conference materials and lunch for 3 days.



Professor T.T. Amos- Chairman LOC – +2348062484770

Mr. Niran Thompson -Secretary LOC- +2348072237255