A conversation on Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 08, 2022
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Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm Central Time
Cost: Free


Join us on Tuesday 8 February at 6pm Central Time for a conversation on Afghanistan, where hunger is becoming a crisis situation.

We will be joined by Marvin Parvez, regional director for Community World Service Asia (CWSA) in Pakistan and Afghanistan. CWSA is the locally-based partner of our member Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D).

You’ll have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the crisis from Marvin, in conversation with Canadian Foodgrains Bank director of public policy Paul Hagerman. Paul joined the Foodgrains Bank in 2007 and oversees advocacy work on food security issues within the organization.

Women receiving a cash distribution in Waras District, situated in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. Photo: PWS&D

Marvin Parvez

Regional Director, Community World Service Asia

Marvin Parvez has thirty years of experience in humanitarian relief, development, and activism in Asia, Europe and the Pacific. He is highly skilled in managing programs of large, multinational teams in multicultural, multi-faith and conflict-affected surroundings. He has been a part of successfully developing, designing, and implementing small to large scale emergency programs in multi-agency coordinated environments, with funding from a variety of government, foundations, and public sources. Marvin is also highly experienced in lobbying, advocacy, and resource mobilization. He has long-standing interests in setting localization, quality and accountability standards, visibility and image building, as well as donor relations and networking.

Paul Hagerman

Director of Public Policy, Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Paul Hagerman joined the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in 2007 and now oversees advocacy work on food security issues within the organization. Prior to his work with the Foodgrains Bank, Paul worked in agriculture for over 20 years in Canada, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. While most of this time was spent in agricultural extension, he has also been involved in agricultural education and research. Paul has a Masters in Agriculture degree from the University of Guelph in combined agricultural pest management with rural planning and development.

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