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About Us

The World Hunger Fighters Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is committed to helping to build a better world where no person should ever go hungry. Founded in 2019, the Foundation is endowed by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and the 2019 SunHak Peace Prize Laureate, a globally acclaimed leader in development recognized for his efforts to transform agriculture and ensure food security in Africa.

Our Vision

The vision of the World Hunger Fighters Foundation is to develop a new generation of young food and agribusiness entrepreneurs to help end global hunger and promote agriculture as a business that unleashes wealth for poor farmers.

Foundation Executives

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina

Patron, World Hunger Fighters Foundation
President, African Development Bank 2017 World Food Prize Laureate 2019 SunHak Peace Prize Laureate 2007 Yara Prize Laureate
BSc Agricultural Economics, University of Ife, Nigeria MSc Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, USA PhD Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, USA

Mrs. Grace Oluyemisi Adesina

President and Chief Executive Officer

BSc Botany, University of Ife, Nigeria
M.Sc Botany (Genetics), University of Ife, Nigeria
B.Sc Economics, University of London
M.Sc Financial Management, University of London

Ms. Adaobi U. Osakwe

Chief Operating Officer (Interim)

B.Sc Economics, University of Hull, UK
M.Sc Economics and Finance, University of Warwick, UK
MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, Forbes 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa

Foundation Partners