The World Food Prize Foundation

2019 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Dr. Gunhild Stordalen

Founder & Executive Chair, EAT

Gunhild is a driving force in linking climate, health and sustainability issues across sectors to transform the global food system. Together with her husband Petter A. Stordalen, Gunhild established the Stordalen Foundation in 2011, under which she later founded the EAT Initiative together with the Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC). In 2016, the Wellcome Trust joined the SRC and the Stordalen Foundation as core partner of EAT and helped grow the initiative to become the science-based global platform for food system transformation.

Gunhild sits on several boards and councils including the United Nation´s Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Stewardship Board on Food Systems and and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Partnership Council. In 2015 she was appointed a Young Global Leader by WEF. She is a medical doctor from the University of Oslo and holds a PhD in pathology/orthopedic surgery.


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