People, Planet & Prosperity Global Policy Forum

Speaker

Agnes Kalibata

Special Envoy UNSG for the 2021 Food System Summit

Dr. Kalibata is the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. She is the president of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) since September 2014. Prior to joining AGRA, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 2008 to 2014. Dr. Kalibata sits on various boards, councils and commissions including the Global Commission on Adaptation, the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum, the Malabo-Montpellier Panel, the Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition, the Architecture for REDD + Transactions (ART), the International Fertilizer Development Corporation (IFDC), Biodiversity International, and Africa Risk Capacity, among others. She has a distinguished record of accomplishment as an agricultural scientist and policy maker. She was awarded the Yara Prize, now the Africa Food Prize, in 2012, Honorary Doctorate from the University of Liège in 2018, and the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal in 2019. She holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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