The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Side Events Agenda

Innovations in Partnerships in Global Fisheries and Aquaculture | Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

10/20/2021 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual -

Partnerships are critical for building sustainable and resilient fisheries and aquaculture systems for enhanced food and nutritional security and livelihoods. Yet, we rarely reflect deeply upon partnerships. We lack a framework for understanding the diversity of partnerships involved in aquatic food systems around the world, their objectives, and the factors that contribute to their success (or failure). The purpose of this side event is to envision a framework for evaluating and strengthening partnerships’ role in promoting nutrition and gender sensitive aquatic food systems. A global panel of distinguished experts representing diverse sectors will draw from their extensive experiences and share their perspectives on “innovative partnerships” for building sustainable and resilient fisheries and aquaculture. The panel will discuss different models of in-country, regional and international partnerships, North-South, and South-South partnerships engaging diverse stakeholders from public and private sector and international organizations.


  • Mr. Emilio Colonnelli, Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
  • Dr. Xavier Basurto, Associate Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Dr. Simon R. Bush, Professor, Wageningen University
  • Dr. Flavio Corsin, Director of Partnerships, Aqua Spark
  • Dr. Emmanuel Kaunda, World Bank Center of Excellence in Aquaculture and Fisheries, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Dr. Arun Padiyar, Project Manager, World Fish - Odisha
  • Ms. Annisa Meutia Ratri, Masters student, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University & the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN-Indonesia)
  • Dr. Kelly Millenbah, Interim Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Doug Buhler, Director of Michigan State University AgBioResearch, Assistant Vice President of Research and Innovation
  • Dr. Abigail Bennett, Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Karim M. Maredia, Director of International Programs, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University
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