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UN Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger and Food Security

  • 12 Sep 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206


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Event Details

5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.: Networking Reception & Refreshments

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion & Audience Q+A


Limited free parking is available in the parking complex between York and Josephine streets. Street parking is available in Cheesman Park, where posted.

Directions to venue here.

About the Panelists

Tim Prewitt

 Tim Prewitt is CEO of International Development Enterprises (iDE). iDE has been serving the base of the pyramid for 30 years with market-driven ideas, primarily for water, sanitation, food security, and climate change. iDE plans for scale from day one, having reached 23 million people with ambitions to reach another 20 million more. For 25 years, Tim has brought private sector strategies to raising income, creating jobs, and having tangible impact on those at the base of the pyramid, working in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining iDE, Tim worked in Nigeria with farmers, agriculture and food production companies, and the Nigerian government to increase farmer income and farm yields, leading to impact of more than a million farmers and a UN World Business Development Award. Tim is a Fulbright Scholar with an M.A. in Sociology and an M.B.A.

Sarada Krishnan, Ph.D.

Dr. Sarada Krishnan is Director of Horticulture and Center for Global Initiatives at Denver Botanic Gardens where she is responsible for directing the design and maintenance of the horticulture displays and collections, and for developing and leading global projects. Her doctorate research at University of Colorado, Boulder, focused on the conservation genetics of wild coffee (Coffea spp.) in Madagascar.

Sarada owns coffee plantations in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. She is a faculty affiliate with Colorado State University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. In December 2016, Sarada was nominated to serve on USDA’s National Genetic Resources Advisory Council. In collaboration with Global Crop Diversity Trust and World Coffee Research, she served as the coffee expert in the development of the Global Strategy for Conservation of Coffee Genetic Resources, released in July 2017.

Eric Kornacki

Eric co- founded Re:Vision in 2007 and has served as the Executive Director since 2009. Re:Vision has won national awards for its innovative community food system and promotora work. Since 2009, Re:Vision has helped over 800 low-income families grow food in their own backyards, making it the largest community-led food access program in the country. Under Eric’s leadership, Re:Vision is pioneering a new neighborhood economic model that leads to community wealth, broad-based ownership, and economic empowerment for historically marginalized communities. Re:Vision is in the process of launching a 2.5 acre mixed-use development called RISE Westwood: a community hub for a Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Economy, featuring the Westwood Food Cooperative, one of the first grocery stores in the country owned by an economically marginalized community. Re:Vision is also actively pursuing a community-owned land trust to prevent gentrification and involuntary displacement, while also increasing affordable housing and community wealth.

Moderator: Blake Angelo

Blake Angelo is a food system development professional with specific experience in direct market agriculture, food systems, and economic development. Blake currently works for the City of Denver and is responsible for supporting food-related business and community development efforts. He previously served as a business and organizational development consultant, was the director for the Beanstalk Foundation, and served as the first Urban Agriculture Specialist for Colorado State University Extension in Denver and Jefferson counties. He has a master’s degree in Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Evolutionary and Ecological Biology.

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