Blair-Buffett fellowship to Fight Africa Hunger
CREATED Oct. 17, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is partnering with Howard Buffett and the World Food Prize Foundation to send young entrepreneurs to Africa to work on hunger and poverty issues.
Blair and Buffett, a Nebraska farmer, philanthropist and son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, are in Des Moines speaking at the World Food Prize symposium. After their Thursday morning discussion, Blair announced the fellowship program to be funded by Blair's Africa Governance Initiative and Buffett's foundation.
The World Food Prize Foundation will form a selection committee to choose the four best candidates presenting solutions to hunger and poverty Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Malawi.
The winners, to be announced next year, will be given $150,000 to live in the selected country for a year and work to implement their idea.
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