What will it take to end famine, once and for all?

"How do we apply disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to #EndFamine?"

This Bite+ highlights the Mitigating Famine Risks flagship event in Bali, Indonesia, where the World Bank and United Nations, joined by leaders from countries affected by chronic food insecurity, discuss the application of disruptive technologies such as Artifici... view more


Mitigating Famine Risk 1: Opening remarks by Kathleen Hays, Global Economics and Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television and Radio. Also, heart-wrenching and powerful video on #EndFamine.


Mitigating Famine Risk 2: Jim Yong Kim, Former President, World Bank Group and Antonio Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations highlight how both the organizations are working together to support refugees while moving the #EndFamine agenda forward.


Mitigating Famine Risk 3: Kathleen Hays ask panelists a crucial question, "How could lessons learnt in your country be applied to the entire #EndFamine project moving forward?".


Mitigating Famine Risk 4: Panelists respond to yet another crucial question, "What is the most important thing we can do to reduce food insecurity and keep this famine agenda high?".

About the Presenters

Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D., is the former President of the World Bank Group. Kim's career has been focused on health, education, and delivering services to the poor. Before joining the World Bank, he served as President of Dartmouth College and held professorships at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2003-2005, as Director of the World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Department, he led the "3 by 5" initiative, the first-ever global goal for AIDS treatment, which helped to expand AIDS treatment in developing countries. In 1987, Kim co-founded Partners In Health, a non-profit medical organization now working in poor communities on four continents. Trained as a physician and an anthropologist, he has received several awards, including a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and recognitions such as one of America's "25 Best Leaders" by U.S. News & World Report, and in 2006 TIME magazine named him as one of its "100 Most Influential People in the World."

Antonio Guterres

António Guterres is the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation.

Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh

Dr. Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh is the current Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Dr. Beileh has 30 years of finance and development experience in Africa with the African Development Bank of which 17 years have been in senior management and leadership roles. This allowed him to directly and significantly contribute to the development of the Bank’s policies, programs, strategies and Africa’s economic future through these actions.

Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt is the present Secretary of State for International Development within the United Kingdom. Within this role, she leads the DFID ministerial team, and sets the overall strategy and direction of the department.

Mohammad Hamayon Qayoumi

Mohammad Hamayon Qayoumi is the current Acting Minister of Finance in Afghanistan. Dr. Qayoumi has over 40 years of engineering and administrative experience in several universities. He served as an engineer on a variety of projects in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia including two years as the project electrical engineer in building the Umm Al Nar Power Plant in 1970’s. He has made presentations at numerous conferences across the United States and in 12 other countries.

Issa Doubragne

Issa Doubragne is the present Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, in Chad. His career has spanned work in the public and nonprofit sectors. He is a passionate advocate of development strategies with a focus on beneficiary participation, in a transitioning context from humanitarian to development.

Aïchatou Boulama Kané

Aïchatou Boulama Kané is the Minister of Planning in Niger. Prior to her ministerial post, Ms. Kané served in several leadership positions in the Nigerien government, including chief of staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a senior official in the Ministry of Interior, Governor of Niamey, and Secretary of State for Planning.

Kathleen Hays

Kathleen Hays is the Global Economics and Policy Editor for Bloomberg Television and Radio. She was formerly a reporter for Investor's Business Daily, CNBC's Squawk Box and various CNNfn programming before joining Bloomberg.