Advisory Committee

The 2020 Conference Advisory Committee, will provide guidance on the 2020 consultation and conference. For full bios click here.

  • Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder & Chairperson, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Bangladesh
  • Mr. Aly Abou-Sabaa, Sector Operations Vice President, Governance, Agriculture and Human Development, African Development Bank, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Hon. Dr. Akin Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nigeria
  • Ms. Lystra Antoine, Director for Agriculture Development, DuPont Pioneer, USA -- Perspectives on Resilience: Video Clip
  • Mr. Tom Arnold, Concern Worldwide's Special Representative for Hunger and Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs, Ireland
  • Dr. Christopher Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, USA
  • Ms. Catherine Bertini, Co-chair, The Chicago Council Initiative on Global Agricultural Development, USA
  • Ms. Paula Chalinder, Head of Profession, Livelihoods, Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom
  • Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA
  • H.E. Ato Newai Gebre-ab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and Executive Director of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia -- Perspectives on Resilience: Video Clip
  • Dr. Marion Guillou, Chair of the Governing Board, Agreenium, France
  • Mr. Michael Hailu, Director, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Netherlands
  • Mr. Jeff Hill, Director for Policy, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security, USA
  • Hon. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda
  • Mr. Henock Kifle, Senior Adviser to the President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Italy
  • Dr. Sergey Kiselev, Director, Eurasian Center for Food Security, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
  • H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, Former President, Republic of Ghana, Ghana
  • Mr. David Malone, Rector, United Nations University, Japan
  • Ms. Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, GAIN, USA
  • Mr. Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and  Founding Co-Chair, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, USA
  • Dr. Steven Were Omamo, Director, Policy Program, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya
  • Dr. Martin Piñeiro, Director, Grupo Consultores en Economia y Organizacion, Argentina
  • Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Professor and Founding Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative, Cornell University, USA
  • Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Policy, Cornell University, USA -- Perspectives on Resilience: Video Clip
  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Preuss, Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany -- Perspectives on Resilience: Video Clip
  • Mr. Jaidev Shroff, Chief Executive Officer, UPL Limited, India -- Perspectives on Resilience: Video Clip
  • Ms. Kathy Spahn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Helen Keller International, USA
  • Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, Emeritus Chairman and Chief Mentor, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India
  • Mr. Stephan Tanda, Executive Managing Board Director, Royal DSM N.V., The Netherlands
  • Dr. Greg Traxler, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
  • Prof. Joachim von Braun, Director, Department of Economic and Technological Change, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany
  • Dr. Emorn Udomkesmalee (Wasantwisut), Senior Advisor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand -- Perspectives on Resilience: Video Clip

IFPRI Project Manager

  • Ms. Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head, 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA