The World Food Prize Foundation

Keegan Kautzky

Keegan Kautzky

Director of Global Programs and Partnerships

Keegan Kautzky leads the national expansion of The World Food Prize Foundation’s education programs, developing strategic partnerships and new opportunities to engage and inspire the next generation of young scientific and humanitarian leaders in the global effort to end hunger and poverty. He joined the Foundation as a George Washington Carver Intern in 2001 and returned as the Special Assistant to the President in 2005. He rejoined the staff in 2008 as the Director of National Education Programs.

Raised on a small family farm in Iowa, Keegan has worked in Washington DC, Malawi, India, and South Africa, consulting for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Agroforestry Centre, Refugees International, the National Council for Agricultural Education, and the Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health. He has experience in education policy and program design, non-profit management, community outreach, public health and economic research, human rights monitoring and refugee advocacy.

Keegan holds a B.A. in Political Science from Iowa State University, as well as an M.A. in International Development Studies and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

You can contact Keegan at 515-343-7162 or by email at

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