1 December 2011
Dear Kari Frisch,
On behalf of the ONE Campaign, the World Food Programme and World Food Program USA, I would like to congratulate you on your completion of the course Growing Solutions to End Hunger: The Hunger and Agriculture Griot Project. In six weeks, you completed a minimum of 48 hours of coursework related to hunger issues, international development policy, and advocacy skill-building.
Over the course of this intensive six week course, you have been committed to learning new skills and absorbing new knowledge. You have learned about hunger, agriculture and the global food system, sustainable solutions to hunger, and the international institutions designed to address hunger. You have reached out to policy makers, honed your persuasive writing and speaking skills, and mobilized your community; but more importantly, you have taken up the torch of hunger and agriculture issues as a personal cause. We at ONE, WFP, and WFP-USA are impressed with the passion, creativity and dedication you showed throughout the course.
Thanks to your contribution, letters have been sent and calls have been made to Members of the United States Congress, urging them to continue funding international aid programs in the FY 2012 budget. You should be proud of your accomplishments.
As a griot, you now have the privilege and responsibility to mobilize others and continue working for change through advocacy.
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J. Mark Brinkmoeller Senior External Engagement Advisor, ONE
Rene McGuffin U.S. Relations Office, WFP