Moderators and Panellists


Prof. Kaosar Afsana (Bangladesh)

Professor, BRAC University

Twitter: @BRACUniversity

Dr. Nawal Al-Hamad (Kuwait)

Deputy Director, Assistant Undersecretary, Public Authority for Food and Nutrition

Twitter: @Pafn_kw

Ms. Robynne Anderson (USA)

Director General, International Agri-Food Network

Twitter: @Robynne_A

Prof. Frances Arnold (USA)

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Twitter: @francesarnold @Caltech

Dr. Tom Arnold (Ireland)

Chair of the High-Level Expert Group of the European Commission

Dr. Ousmane Badiane (Senegal)

Executive Chairperson, AKADEMIYA2063

Twitter: @AKADEMIYA2063

Mr. Peter Bakker (Netherlands)

President & CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Member of the Advisory Committee to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

Twitter: @MPB_WBCSD @wbcsd

Prof. Christopher B. Barrett (USA)

SB&JG Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, International Professor of Agriculture, and Professor of Economics, Global Development and Public Policy, Cornell University

Twitter: @cbb2cornell @CornellDyson

Prof. Nicoletta Batini (Italy)

Lead Evaluator, Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Fund

Twitter: @NicolettaBatini @IMFNews

Dr. Heike Baumüller (Germany)

Coordinator, Program for Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI) and Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Twitter: @PARI_ZEF @ZEFbonn

Dr. Rob Bertram (USA)

Chief Scientist, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security

Twitter: @AgScienceRob @USAID

Dr. Patrick Caron (France)

Vice President, University of Montpellier

Twitter: @Agropolis @umontpellier

Prof. Jennifer Clapp (Canada)

Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability (Tier I) Trudeau Fellow, University of Waterloo, and Member of HLPE

Twitter: @JennClapp @UWaterloo @hlpe_cfs

Dr. Pedro Coelho (USA)

Cofounder and CEO, Provivi

Twitter: @pedroslcoelho @provivitm

Prof. Martin Cole (Australia)

Executive Chair, High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) and Head, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide

Twitter: @hlpe_cfs  @AgrifoodUoA

Dr. Ertharin Cousin (USA)

Founder and CEO, Food Systems for the Future

Twitter: @Ertharin1

Dr. Renata Dainese (Brazil)

Production Research Scientist, Bayer Crop Science

Twitter: @Bayer4Crops

Mr. Mustapha Diyaol-Haqq (Ghana)

Co-founder, Okuafo Foundation

Twitter : @Mdiyaolhaqq @okuafo

Dr. Julius Ecuru (Uganda)

Head, BioInnovate Africa

Twitter: @JuliusEcuru  @BioInnovate

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi (Morocco)

Chief Scientist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Twitter: @IsmahaneElouafi @FAOScienceChief @FAO

Prof. Lahcen El Youssfi (Morocco)

Associate Professor Agro-biology and Natural Resources Management, Moulay Slimane University

Twitter: @lacen92 @GlobalYAcademy

Prof. Frank Ewert (Germany)

Scientific Director and Professor of Crop Science, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

Twitter: @zalf_leibniz

Prof. Shenggen Fan (China)

Professor, College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University

Twitter: @ShenggenFan

Dr. Robin Fears (United Kingdom)

Biosciences Programme Director, European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

Twitter: @EASACnews

Prof. Louise Fresco (Netherlands)

President of the Executive Board, Wageningen University & Research

Twitter: @LouiseOFresco @WUR

Prof. Ashok Gulati  (India)

Professor for Agriculture, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Twitter: @agulati115  @ICRIER

Dr. Lawrence Haddad (United Kingdom)

Executive Director, GAIN

Twitter: @l_haddad @GAINalliance

Dr. Mohamed Hassan (Sudan)

President, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Twitter: @TWASnews

Prof. Sheryl Hendriks (South Africa)

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria

Twitter: @SherylHendriks @UPTuks

Dr. Mario Herrero Acosta (Australia)

Chief Research Scientist of Agriculture and Food, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Twitter: @CSIRO

Prof. Thomas Hertel (USA)

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Twitter: @LifeAtPurdue @GTAP_Purdue

Prof. Elizabeth Hodson de Jaramillo (Colombia)

Professor Emeritus, School of Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Twitter: @UniJaveriana

Prof. Jikun Huang (China)

Professor of Agricultural Economics, China Center for Agricultural Policy

Twitter: @PKU1898

Dr. Marta Hugas (Spain)

Chief Scientist, European Food Safety Authority

Twitter: @EFSA_EU

Dr. Miyuki Iiyama (Japan)

Director, Research Strategy Office at Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

Twitter: @jircas_direct

Ms. Su Kahumbu Stephanou (Kenya)

Founder and CEO, iCow

Twitter: @iCow_ke

Dr. Agnes Kalibata (Rwanda)

UN SG’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Twitter: @Agnes_Kalibata @AGRAAlliance

Dr. Andrew Kambugu (Uganda)

Executive Director, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Twitter: @akambugu @IDIMakereree

Mr. Mike Khunga (Malawi)

Vice-Moderator of the UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 5,  Civil Society Organisation Nutrition Alliance (CSONA)

Twitter: @Khunga_Mike @CSONAMalawi @SUNCSN

Dr. Oliver K. Kirui (Kenya)

Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Twitter: @oliverkirui @ZEFbonn

Prof. Kaoru Kitajima (Japan)

Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Agriculture

Twitter: @KyotoU_News

Dr. David Laborde (France)

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Twitter: @IFPRI

Prof. Rattan Lal (India/USA)

Professor of Soil Science, Ohio State University

Twitter: @OhioState

Ms. Thin Lei Win (Myanmar)

Food & Climate Correspondent , Thin Ink 

Twitter: @thinink

Dr. Uma Lele (India)

President, International Association of Agricultural Economists

Twitter: @IAAEAgEcon

Dr. Preet Lidder (India)

Technical Adviser, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Twitter: @lidderpr @FAO

Oren Lyons (Onondaga Nation)

Faithkeeper Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs, Haudenosaunee Confederacy

Twitter: @OnondagaNation

Dr. Tania MartinezCruz (Mexico)

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

Twitter: @tania_eulalia @NRInstitute

Prof. Matthew McCabe (Australia/Saudi Arabia)

Professor of Remote Sensing and Water Security, Director of the Climate and Livability Initiative, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Twitter: @Prof_MFMcCabe @KAUST_News

Mr. Suvankar Mishra (India)

CIO & co-founder, eKutir

Twitter: @SuvankarMishra @eKutirSB

Dr. Elizabeth Mkandawire (South Africa)

FSNet-Africa Network and Research Manager, University of Pretoria

Twitter: @elimka23 @UPTuks

Dr. Amina J. Mohammed (Nigeria)

UN Deputy Secretary-General and Moderator of the Summit Advisory Committee, United Nations

Twitter: @AminaJMohammed @UN

Dr. Najat Mokhtar (Morocco)

Deputy Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency

Twitter: @iaeaorg

Elisabetta Moro (Italy)

Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples

Twitter: @Elisabetta_Moro @UNISOBNapoli

H.E. Gerardine Mukeshimana (Rwanda)

Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

Twitter: @g_mukeshimana @RwandaAgri

Dr. Anne Mullen (United Kingdom)

Chief Editor, Nature Food

Twitter: @DrAnneMullen @NatureFoodJnl @NatureFoodJnl

Prof. Catherine Nakalembe (Uganda)

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, and Africa Food Prize Laureate 2020

Twitter: @CLNakalembe @umdgeography @NASAHarvest

Dr. Emma Naluyima (Uganda)

Vice Chairperson,  Green and Fresh farmer’s Cooperative, Uganda, Africa Food Prize laureate

Twitter: @DrNaluyima

Dr. Fadel Ndiame (Senegal)

Deputy President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Twitter: @JJilanka @AGRAAlliance

Lynnette Neufeld (USA)

Director-Knowledge Leadership, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Twitter: @GAINalliance

Prof. Urs Niggli (Schweiz)

Honorary professor, Kassel University

Twitter: @ursnigglifibl @fiblorg

Dr. Chizuru Nishida (Switzerland)

Unit Head, Safe, Healthy and Sustainable Diet Unit, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, World Health Organization

Twitter: @WHO

Dr. Jemimah Njuki (Kenya)

Director for Africa, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Twitter: @jemimah_njuki @IFPRI_WCAO @IFPRI

Mr. JeanEric Paquet (France)

Director-General, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Twitter: @JEPaquetEU @EUScienceInnov

Dr. QU Dongyu (China)

Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Twitter: @FAODG @FAO

Dr. Lee Recht (Israel)

Head of Sustainability, Aleph Farms

Twitter: @AlephFarms

H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko (Angola)

Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission

Twitter: @JosefaSacko

Dr. Claudia Sadoff (USA)

Executive Management Team Convener and Managing Director,  Research Delivery and Impact, of the CGIAR

Twitter: @ClaudiaSadoff @CGIAR

Dr. Sundus Saleemi (Pakistan)

Senior Researcher, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Twitter: @SundusSaleemi ZEFbonn

Prof. Pauline Scheelbeek (United Kingdom)

Assistant Professor in nutritional and environmental epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Twitter: @PaulineScheelb1 @LSHTM_Planet

Dr. Lisa Sennerby Forsse (Sweden)

Former President, Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA)

Twitter: @MistraEviEM

Dr. Xiaomeng Shen (China)

Director, UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security

Twitter: @ShenXiaomeng2 @UNUEHS

Mr. Gam Shimray (India)             

Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Twitter: @aippnet

Dr. Magdalena Skipper (United Kingdom)

Editor in chief, NATURE

Twitter: @Magda_Skipper @nature @naturecoms

Ms. Maria Virginia Solis Wahnish  (Argentina)

Cofounder and CEO, Matera

Twitter: @FrancescoEcon

Dr. Jean-François Soussana (France)

Vice-President of International Policy, Institute national de la recherche agronomique (INRAE)

Twitter: @INRAE_Intl

Ms. Yugratna Srivastava (India)

Youth Constituency Focal Point, UN Environment Programme

Twitter: @yugratna @UNEP

Mr. Ishmael Sunga (Zimbabwe)

CEO, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions

Twitter: @IshmaelSunga @sacau_media

Dr. Johan Swinnen (USA)

Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Twitter: @Jo_Swinnen @IFPRI

Prof. Morakot Tanticharoen (Thailand)

Professor and Senior Advisor to the President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

Twitter: @nstda

Dr. Volker ter Meulen (Germany)

Special Advisor, InterAcademy Partnership

Twitter: @Leopoldina

Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted (Trinidad and Tobago)

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

Twitter: @trinidad1949 @WorldFishCenter

Dr. Maximo Torero (Peru)

Chief Economist, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Twitter: @MaximoTorero @FAO

Dr. Bente Torstensen (Norway)

Head of Aquaculture Division, Nofima AS

Twitter: @nofima

Prof. Joachim von Braun (Germany)

Chair, Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and Director at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University

Twitter: @ZEFbonn @joachimvonbraun @PARI_ZEF

Dr. Mariam Wallet Mohamed Aboubakrine (Mali)

Member, Ărramăt ⴰⵔⵔⴰⵎⴰⵜ. network

Twitter: @MAboubakrine

Prof. Aman Wirakartakusumah (Indonesia)

Professor Em., Department of Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University

Twitter: @IPMI_Campus

Prof. Jing Zhu (China)

Professor and Dean, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University

Prof. David Zilberman (Israel)

Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Twitter: @zilbo S41 @UCBerkeley