The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

2021 World Food Prize Laureate; Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, native of Trinidad and Tobago and a citizen of Denmark, will receive the 2021 World Food Prize for her groundbreaking research, critical insights and landmark innovations in developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquaculture and food systems. By bringing together interdisciplinary and international collaborators, she drove transformations in aquatic food systems to deliver improved nutrition, resilient ecosystems and secure livelihoods for millions of vulnerable people across the globe.


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