DES MOINES, Iowa—Iowa— Agribusiness Professor Dr. Annie Kinwa-Muzinga was recently selected to an elite group of educators representing 18 states and four countries to participate in the Global Guides program hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation and the Global Teach Ag Network. This unique professional development experience brings together educators for conversations and innovative learning opportunities with scientists, policymakers, and hunger fighters from around the world.

As part of her participation in the program, Dr. Kinwa-Muzinga took part in 40 hours of immersive programming as part of the World Food Prize and the Norman E Borlaug International Dialogue, the premier global agriculture and food security convening. She will continue applying concepts in their communities over the next five months through designing and implementing interdisciplinary global learning projects as an individual or team with other Global Guides.

During her time at the Borlaug Dialogue, Dr. Kinwa-Muzinga interacted with a cadre of food security experts, including figures such as 2023 World Food Prize Laureate Heidi Kühn, and 2018 Laureate Dr. Lawrence Haddad, enhancing her perspective and contributions to global agricultural education and food security. The involvement of Dr. Kinwa-Muzinga in the Global Guides program underscores the critical role educators play in combating global food insecurity and exemplifies Morningside University’s dedication to fostering impactful global engagements.

For more details on the Global Guides program, please visit the website.