Dr. Agnes Kalibata
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
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 she leads the organization’s efforts with partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa.
Prior to joining AGRA, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 2008 to 2014. She has also held several other leadership positions, and she has a distinguished track record in Africa and globally as an agricultural scientist, policy maker and thought leader. Dr. Kalibata holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.