August 10, 2023
August 10, 2023

Ukraine Feeds the World Putin Weaponizes Food

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The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation invites you to join the webinar discussing how Putin’s weaponization of food jeopardizes food security worldwide and especially in Africa.

Opening Remarks: Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Ohio's 9th Congressional District Representative, Member of the 118th Congress. She is a Co-Chair of the House Ukraine Caucus.

Ukraine Prospective: Oleksiy Goncharenko, Ukrainian politician from Odesa, member of the Ukrainian parliament, member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Vice President of the PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, founder of the Ukrainian network of educational and cultural centers, Goncharenko Centre.  


Nadia McConnell

Co-Founder and President of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF).


Anders Åslund

Swedish economist, Chairman of FOUN Reimagining, Reconstruction and Recovery Task Force, chairman of the International Advisory Council at the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE), and former Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Professor Hermann Ndofor

Hermann Ndofor is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University and  2022 Templeton Fellow in the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is currently the senior associate editor of the Africa Journal of Management.

Ambassador Elkanah Odembo

Ambassador Odembo is the Former Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, with accreditation to Mexico, and Ambassador to France with accreditation to the Vatican and Serbia.  He also served as Senior Advisor to the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa, his Right Honourable Raila Odinga.


Aleks Mehrle

Social entrepreneur and strategist with a specific focus on emerging markets.  Mr. Mehrle works with civil society and NGOs that support Ukraine as well as on projects that advance the mission of Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation and the Centre for Strategic Communications.