Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Auburn University
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Harriet Giles
Managing Director, Hunger Solutions Institute
College of Human Sciences
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Hunger Solutions Institute (HSI)
In February, 2012 the Auburn University College of Human Sciences established the HSI, leveraging the strengths of the public and private sectors, to engage future generations in a sustainable approach to ending hunger. The HSI serves as a convener, collaborator, and multiplier to create academic and multi-sector partnerships, conduct and share research and best practices, and further innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors in the fight to end hunger. Working with international partners such as the World Food Program, as well as leveraging relationships forged through the extensive Universities Fighting World Hunger network (started at Auburn University in 2004), the HSI is a unique institute positioned to be a force multiplier in bringing together the best knowledge and research from the network of more than 300 campuses, and putting into practice these models and ideas through World Hunger Program staff of nearly 15,000 people located in more than 70 countries on the front lines of hunger.

The HSI houses a Knowledge Portal where hunger practitioners can find a comprehensive collection of research, information, and case studies of effective approaches to addressing the problem of hunger.

The HSI has established a Ending Child Hunger in Alabama initiative in partnership with a wide range of public, private, and NGO partners.

The HSI is leveraging the Universities Fighting World Hunger movement of more than 300 universities and focuses on students to raise awareness, develop advocacy skills, and undertake academic initiatives through teaching, research, and outreach.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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