The public is invited to attend a talk and discussion on global food and water insecurity featuring Olcay Unver, Arizona State University professor and former deputy director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
The free event will take place at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Drive on Monday, Nov. 7, 6:30–8 p.m.
The discussion will focus on developing countries around the world and how climate change — either extreme droughts or floods — are disproportionately affecting the poor.
Our speaker, Unver, joined ASU in 2020 as a professor of practice in environmental and resource management. Unver is an internationally known expert in water policy, natural resource governance and management, sustainable development and food security.
He has been featured in The New York Times for heading successful efforts to restore the Fertile Crescent, and in 1999, Time magazine named him as one of “19 European Visionaries.”
Unver has served as deputy director of the Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, vice chair of UN Water and was one of the authors of Sustainable Development Goals, which pledges to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
A livestream option to attend is also available. For more information or to register, visit www.pvumc.org/events or call 602-840-8360.