The focus of the conference is the role of alimentary education within the DREAM Project (Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition ), promoted by the Community of Sant'Egidio. The project focuses on the fight against AIDS in African countries and is considered a best practice at universal scale, for the adherence of the patients to the treatments, the number of healthy children born from sick mothers and the impact of education led by activists.
The Community of Sant’Egidio was funded in Rome in 1968. Now it is spread in 70 different countries, and about 50.000 people take part in it. It is a catholic lay community, whose core is the solidarity with the poor (elderly, migrants, children, Sinti and Roma people…).
Wherever it exists, the Community of Sant’Egidio works for spreading the interfaith dialogue, supporting the people in need, accompanying the peace processes, taking care of the ill (with a focus on HIV/AIDS in Africa through the DREAM excellence program).