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October 22, 2021
11:30 a.m. CDT - 12:45 p.m. CDT (Des Moines, USA)

This year's UN Food Systems Summit, 49th Committee on World Food Security plenary session, Nutrition For Growth Summit and numerous other dialogues are building momentum in the Decade of Action. In this final Roundtable session, speakers will explore the governance systems needed to guide transformation and move towards system change and implementation. 

Gilbert arap Bor

Farmer and Lecturer (Kenya), Global Farmer Network

Dr. Gilbert arap Bor is an accomplished educator, farmer, researcher and agribusiness consultant. He is a practising dairy farmer with more than a life-time span in dairy herd management, having been raised on a cattle farm and later on, settling as a dairy farmer, a dairy products processing and marketing... [ View ]

Godfrey Bahiigwa

Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission

Dr. Gilbert arap Bor is an accomplished educator, farmer, researcher and agribusiness consultant. He is a practising dairy farmer with more than a life-time span in dairy herd management, having been raised on a cattle farm and later on, settling as a dairy farmer, a dairy products processing and marketing... [ View ]

Jim Barnhart

Deputy Coord. for Devel, Feed the Future; Assist. to Admin, USAID Bureau for Resilience & Food Sec.

Dr. Jim Barnhart is the Assistant to the Administrator in the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, as well as the Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. In this dual role, Dr. Barnhart... [ View ]

Jeff Giauque

Director, Agriculture Policy, U.S. Department of State

Jeffrey Giauque is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has been Director of the State Department’s Agriculture Trade Policy and Negotiations Office since August 2021. In this position, he is responsible for high level interagency coordination on all aspects of U.S. trade policy concerning agriculture, including agricultural... [ View ]

Kundhavi Kadiresan

Managing Director, Global Engagement & Innovation, Exec. Management Team Convener, CGIAR System Org.

Kundhavi Kadiresan, Managing Director, Global Engagement and Innovation, CGIAR, is a development expert with over 25 years of experience in policies and programs. Most recently, she served as Assistant Director General for Asia and Pacific for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), where she advocated and supported the FAO’s work... [ View ]

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

Special Envoy, 2021 UN Food Systems Summit; President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

As the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Dr. Kalibata works with the United Nations system and key partners to provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction towards the 2021 Food Systems Summit. Since 2014, Dr. Kalibata has also served as President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), where... [ View ]

David Nabarro

2018 World Food Prize Laureate, Founder 4SD

David Nabarro is the Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation and supports systems leadership for sustainable development through his Switzerland based social enterprise 4SD (Skills, Systems and Synergies for Sustainable Development). Currently David is Special Envoy of WHO on COVID-19 and Senior Advisor to the United... [ View ]

Manuel Otero

Director-General, Inter-American Agricultural Agency (IICA)

M.Sc. in Agricultural Development (Wye College of the University of London), Master in Animal Production (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica), and Veterinarian (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires). Otero´s Administration is placing the emphasis on the promotion of agricultural and rural development through... [ View ]

Jeff Rowe

President, Syngenta Seeds

Jeff Rowe joined Syngenta in 2016 as President Syngenta Seeds. He is a member of the Syngenta Group Leadership Team which is responsible for the active leadership and operations of the Syngenta Group. Prior to joining Syngenta, Jeff was on the executive leadership team at DuPont Pioneer. During his 21 years... [ View ]

Mai Thin Yu Mon

UNFSS Action Track 4 Youth Vice-Chair

Mai Thin Yu Mon is a young indigenous rights activist and advocate from Chin Community in Myanmar. She is currently serving as a Program Director of Indigenous Peoples Development Program of Chin Human Rights Organization and an Asia focal person for Global Indigenous Youth Caucus since 2016. She has been... [ View ]

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