Kaosar Afsana is director of health, nutrition, and population for the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, providing technical support and policy making in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health and nutrition. Afsana is a professor at the James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. She was awarded the 2011 Woman of Distinction Award from the NGO Committee on Women’s Status, New York, for her contribution to maternal health and women’s empowerment. Afsana earned her medical degree from Harvard— along with master’s and doctorate degrees in public health from Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Marie-Pierre Allié is the president of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) France. Allié worked in South Africa, Cambodia, and Iran with the organization before joining the Paris office of MSF, to oversee programs in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Mali, Niger, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and China. Allié went on to work as a public health physician in France and joined the board of MSF France, from 2004 to 2007, before rejoining the Paris office as deputy director.
Paul Amuna is a medical doctor, a registered public health nutritionist, and a consultant with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, providing training in nutrition education for Africa. He also works with the World Health Organization on implementing tools for the management of nutritional problems in Africa, including severe acute malnutrition. Amuna has previously served on the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Task Force and is an advocate for the standardization of nutrition training and workforce capacity building in Africa to support SUN interventions. Amuna is principal lecturer at the University of Greenwich, U.K., where he has designed curricula for postgraduate training in the management of nutrition related non-communicable disease and for continuing development for field workers in developing countries.
Tom Arnold was recently appointed chairperson of the Convention on the Irish Constitution. He is a member of the lead group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. Previously, Arnold was chief executive officer of Concern Worldwide. He served as assistant secretary general and chief economist in Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Food and on a number of high-level bodies concerned with hunger, including the United Nations Millennium Project’s Hunger Task Force, the Irish Hunger Task Force, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund’s Advisory Group, and the European Food Security Group. Arnold earned his master’s degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain and Trinity College Dublin and is a graduate in agricultural economics from University College Dublin.
Philip Barton is the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. He has previously served in a range of countries including Venezuela, Gibraltar, Cyprus, and India. He has also worked as private secretary to the Prime Minister, first for John Major and then, following the election of the new Labour Government in 1997, for Tony Blair. More recently, Barton has worked extensively on South and West Asia. In 2008, he became the foreign office director for South Asia. In September 2009, he moved to a newly-created post in the U.K.’s Cabinet Office as director, Afghanistan/Pakistan. In May 2010, following the creation of the U.K.’s first National Security Council by Prime Minister Cameron, his role was expanded to cover all foreign policy issues. Barton earned a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and studied economics and politics at Warwick University.
David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and a 2010 World Food Prize laureate, is one of the foremost U.S. advocates for hungry and poor people. He has been president of Bread for the World since 1991, leading large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger and poverty in the country and globally. Beckmann is also president of Bread for the World Institute, which provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. He founded and serves as president of the Alliance to End Hunger, which engages diverse U.S. institutions—Muslim and Jewish groups, corporations, unions, and universities—in building the political will to end hunger. Prior to joining Bread, Beckmann worked at the World Bank for 15 years, overseeing large development projects and driving innovations to make the bank more effective in reducing poverty. He earned degrees from Yale University, Christ Seminary, and the London School of Economics. His latest book is Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger.
Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H. is the director of the Institute for International Programs at the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Black has served as a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and has researched childhood infectious diseases and nutritional problems in Bangladesh and Peru. His research includes micronutrients and other nutritional interventions, evaluation of health services in low- and middle-income countries, and the use of evidence in policy and programs. Through his membership in professional organizations such as the U.S. Institute of Medicine and advisory groups of the World Health Organization, he focuses on policies that improve children’s health.
Martin W. Bloem is chief for nutrition and HIV/AIDS policy at the United Nations World Food Programme. He holds a medical degree from the University of Utrecht and a doctorate from the University of Maastricht and has joint faculty appointments at both Johns Hopkins University and Tufts University. Previously, Bloem was the senior vice president and chief medical officer of Helen Keller International. Bloem has participated in task forces convened by the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the UN International Children’s Emergency Fund, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the World Health Organization.
Lisa Bos is policy advisor on health and education at World Vision. She is responsible for advocacy and government relations duties related to health programs and education programs. Bos works within coalitions and with Capitol Hill to advocate for federal funding for global health and education.
Joe Cahalan is the chief executive officer of Concern Worldwide, U.S. He joined Concern after more than 40 years at the Xerox Corporation, where he held a series of positions in public affairs and communications. Cahalan also served as president of the Xerox Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Xerox Corp., which invested $13.5 million in the non-profit sector in 2011. He has served on the board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society, the board of advisors at the Democratic Leadership Council, the board of directors of the Stamford Center for the Arts, and the Advisory Council of the Business Committee for the United Nations. Cahalan has also served on the board of Concern Worldwide, U.S. since 2008.
William Chilufya is the national coordinator of the Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance. He provides leadership on the Alliance’s advocacy agenda in Zambia, ensuring that civil society’s concerns are considered and urging the government, members of parliament, donors, and other key stakeholders to take action to scale up nutrition. Chilufya provides overall direction on implementing programs that will result in a Zambia where every child is assured of sufficient nutrition through strengthened policy, financial commitment, and adequate implementation. Chilufya is currently working toward a master’s degree in development studies at the University of the Free States, Bloemfontein, South Africa. His research is on malnutrition in Zambia’s young children and its implications for development planning.
John Coonrod is the executive vice president of The Hunger Project, where he is responsible for research and advocacy and programs in South Asia and Latin America. He works closely with the president and chief executive officer on all aspects of strategy, including programs, fundraising, and communications. Coonrod serves as co-chair of InterAction’s Food Security and Agriculture working group and as advisor and board member to a number of emerging international nongovernmental organizations.
Joe Costello is the minister of state at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland, with responsibility for Trade and Development. Minister Costello was first elected to Seanad Éireann (the Senate, or upper chamber, of the Irish Parliament) in 1989 and has served since then in the Seanad Eireann or the Dáil Eireann (the House of Representatives, or lower chamber of the Irish Parliament). From 1997 to 2002, he was leader of the Labour Seanad Group. Since 2002, he has served in the Dail Eireann.
Carmel Dolan is the technical director of the Emergency Nutrition Network Study. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the nutrition sector, starting in the mid-1980s working in famine relief in Sudan and Ethiopia. She also worked with the U.K. Department for International Development in Tanzania on a multi-sectoral nutrition program. Dolan was a founder of NutritionWorks and has remained a senior partner, working on numerous nutrition policy and program development and technical reviews with governments, donors, and nongovernmental organizations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Charlotte Dufour is food security, nutrition, and livelihoods officer at the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and is working on the project Supporting Food Security, Nutrition, and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, Dufour spent ten years working on nutrition and food security in Afghanistan with Accion Contre la Faim, Groupe URD, FAO, the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Health, and other development partners. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human sciences from Oxford University and a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Connell Foley is the director of strategy, advocacy, and learning at Concern Worldwide, where he is responsible for learning and innovation, program quality, technical support, organizational policy and strategy, and global advocacy. He has been with Concern since 1998 and has provided technical support on capacity building, partnerships, and development strategy in more than 20 developing countries.
Anne Lynam Goddard is president and chief executive officer of ChildFund International, a global child development organization dedicated to helping vulnerable children living in poverty have the capacity and opportunity to thrive and bring positive change to their communities. As president, Goddard is focused on leading a strategy that expands and deepens ChildFund’s efforts across the globe. Through her leadership, ChildFund has helped to enhance the lives of children and communities on five continents, working to improve children’s health, education, and economic conditions and opportunity. She led the organization’s rebranding, which strategically aligned the organization as a member of the ChildFund Alliance to better serve vulnerable children around the world. After earning a master’s degree in public health, Goddard went on to live and work overseas for almost 20 years in Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Egypt.
Vincent Gray is the sixth elected mayor of the District of Columbia. A native Washingtonian, Mayor Gray grew up in a one-bedroom apartment at 6th and L Streets, NE. He graduated at the age of 16 from Dunbar High School and studied psychology at The George Washington University (GWU) at both the undergraduate and graduate school levels. While at GWU, he became the first African-American admitted in the fraternity system. Gray’s professional career includes work for the Arc of D.C.; the Department of Human Services; and Covenant House Washington, an international, faith-based organization dedicated to serving homeless and at-risk youth.
Ambassador Tony Hall is the executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger. Nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian and hunger related work, he served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Prior to his diplomatic service, Hall represented the Third District of Ohio in the U.S. Congress for almost twenty-four years. He founded the Congressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors, founded and chaired the Congressional Hunger Center and is a founding member of the Select Committee on Hunger, where he served as chairman from 1989 to 1993. As director of the Alliance to End Hunger, he leads the organization’s work in engaging diverse institutions in building the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad.
The Hon. Highvie H. Hamududu is a member of Zambia’s Parliament and chairs the Parliamentary Committee on Estimates of the National Assembly. Previously, he was a lecturer in economics at the Institute of Higher Education, Windhoek, Namibia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and demography from the University of Zambia in 1993 and has also worked in banking.
Keith Hansen is the World Bank’s acting vice president and head of network for human development, which comprises education, health, nutrition, population, social protection, and labor. Hansen is also the sector director for human development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where he is responsible for the Bank’s overall strategy, analysis, and policy advice and oversees a portfolio of more than 75 projects in 25 countries, largely aimed at helping LAC countries achieve Millennium Development Goals. He holds graduate degrees in development from Princeton and in law from Stanford.
Anna Herforth is a consultant specializing in nutrition as a multisectoral issue related to agriculture and the environment. She consults for the World Bank, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and USAID’s SPRING project. She has worked with universities, nonprofit organizations, agencies of the United Nations and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research on nutrition policy and programs in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. She holds a doctoral degree from Cornell University in international nutrition with a minor in international agriculture, a master’s degree in Food Policy from Tufts Friedman School, and a bachelor’s degree in plant science from Cornell University.
Kent Hill is senior vice president of the International Programs Group at World Vision. He collaborates with the international partnership of World Vision to help facilitate the overseas allocation of resources from government grants, corporate donated goods, and individual donors. Previously, Hill served as assistant administrator of Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and was responsible for U.S. foreign assistance to 26 countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He has extensive experience with multiple U.S. government departments and agencies, international assistance agencies from other countries, and hundreds of U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations, including faith-based organizations. He received a master’s degree in Russian studies and a doctorate degree in history from the University of Washington.
Buba Khan is food coordinator at ActionAid, the Gambia. He is an agriculturist by training with experience in civil society mobilization, networking, and lobbying. In his advocacy work with ActionAid, he has planned, led, and implemented a number of national campaigns on women’s access to land, opposition to land grabs, and strengthening African agriculture. Khan has worked closely with vulnerable communities across the African Union to assert their rights and insure citizen participation in the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.
Rigoberto Oladiran Ladikpo is the executive secretary of the Professional Association of Vegetable Oil Industries for the West Africa Economic Monetary Union. He was appointed as minister of industries and of small and medium size enterprises of the Republic of Benin in 1991. He was also a member of the board of governors for World Bank. He spent a significant part of his professional life lecturing in distinguished universities in Nigeria and Switzerland and was a Trade Unions Leader. Ladikpo now devotes his time to ensuring that all the member industries of his professional association add vitamin A to vegetable oil to improve child survival and reduce morbidity and mortality in vulnerable population groups of West Africa.
Karin Lapping is the senior director of nutrition at Save the Children. She has 14 years of experience in international nutrition, including nutrition program assistant in Pakistan, global coordinator for Positive Deviance informed programs, nutritionist on emergency response teams in Ethiopia and Darfur, and Viet Nam Country Coordinator for the Mainstreaming Nutrition Initiative and Asia Area Nutrition Advisor for Save the Children. Lapping holds a master’s degree in public health from Emory University in infectious disease and a doctorate in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Friedman School.
Wilbald Lorri is personal advisor on nutrition issues to His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, president of the United Republic of Tanzania. Lorri worked for more than 25 years at the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, a multidisciplinary institute, including nine years as its managing director. He also worked as coordinator of the Tanzania/ Japan Food Aid Counterpart Fund, which finances food security and poverty alleviation projects. Lorri earned a doctorate degree in food science from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a master’s degree in food science and technology from Agricultural and Mechanical University in Huntsville, Alabama.
Cassim Masi is the executive director of the National Food and Nutrition Council of Zambia (NFNC). The mandate of NFNC, a semi-autonomous corporate body under the Ministry of Health, is to enhance the optimal food and nutritional status of the Zambian population. NFNC is the focal point for SUN designated by the Government of Zambia. As director, Masi has played a critical role in moving Zambia to be an active member of SUN since its early stages in 2011. Most recently, he galvanized government support to launch the National First 1,000 Most Critical Days Program in April 2013. Masi has more than 20 years of experience managing projects in sustainable agriculture, food security and livelihoods, health, and HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining NFNC, Masi worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Tourism and Environment, and World Vision Zambia. Masi holds a doctorate degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska.
Layla McCay is senior manager for policy and advocacy at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. McCay has worked as clinical advisor to the World Health Organization in Geneva, and to the British Government. She has been assistant medical director for Bupa, and director for Basic Needs. She’s conducted health services research at Glasgow, Osaka, Harvard, and John Hopkins School of Public Health, and has published in journals including the Lancet and BMJ.
Ivan Mendoza is director of the Guatemalan Secretariat for Food and Nutrition Security. Previously, he was project coordinator for a United Nations and USAID program. He also served as general manager of the Ministry of Health, Food Security, and Nutrition Program. Mendoza has also worked as a faculty vice dean, a monitoring and evaluation coordinator, and a medical officer at the Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá.
Carolyn S. Miles is president and chief executive officer for Save the Children, which has served more than 85 million children in 120 countries around the world. Miles was previously chief operating office for Save the Children, during which time the organization doubled the number of children it reached with nutrition, health, education, and other programs. She has served on numerous boards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where she received her master’s degree in business administration.
David Nabarro is special representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition and is coordinator of the SUN Movement. He has worked in child health and nutrition in Iraq, South Asia, and East Africa. He has also served as chief health and population adviser and director for Human Development in the U.K. Department for International Development. At the World Health Organization he led Roll Back Malaria and Health Action in Crises. In 2005 Dr Nabarro became Senior Coordinator for Avian and Pandemic Influenza and in 2009 was appointed coordinator of the UN’s High Level Task Force on Global Food Security.
Anu Narayan is the deputy director of Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovation in Nutrition Globally (SPRING). She has over 14 years of experience working with nongovernmental organizations and academia on nutrition and food security in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Prior to joining SPRING, Narayan was Helen Keller International’s deputy regional director for Africa, where she oversaw a broad program portfolio in nutrition, neglected tropical diseases, and eye health strategies. She has solid technical knowledge of infant and young child feeding, micronutrients, women’s nutrition, and HIV/ AIDS, as well as experience working on gender-sensitive agricultural and food security programs.
Rose Ndolo is the national nutrition coordinator of World Vision, Kenya. She chairs the interagency nutrition response advisory group in Kenya, and has worked in emergency, development, and advocacy aspects of nutrition with CARE, Save the Children, and World Vision. Ndolo was active in developing Kenya’s National Nutrition Action Plan 2012-2017, and in planning a national Scaling Up Nutrition symposium in November 2012.
Joyce Ngegba is program and advocacy manager of the Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania, a 300-member network of civil society organizations. She has worked for more than 10 years in nutrition, public health, and development with both local and international civic society organizations. Ngegba earned a master’s degree in human nutrition and a bachelor’s degree in home economics and human nutrition from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.
His Excellency Elkanah Odembo is the ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the United States. Previously he served as the Kenyan ambassador to France. H.E. Odembo has held senior level positions at philanthropic and non-governmental organizations in East Africa for two decades. Advocating for human rights and social Justice has always been at the core of his work. He was the founding director of Ufadhili Trust, a Nairobi based organization that promotes philanthropy and the use of local resources for social development, especially through corporate social responsibility, cross-sector partnerships, technical assistance, and policy research. Prior to founding Ufadhili, H.E. Odembo served as a consultant to the Ford Foundation’s Africa Philanthropy Initiative. For 10 years he was East Africa representative for World Neighbours, an international nongovernmental organization. The Ambassador has served as a distinguished member of the following organizations: the National Advisory Committee for Health Research, the NGO Co-ordination Board of Kenya, and the National Committee for Social Dimensions of Development. Additionally, he was one of the founding members of the NGO Coalition for East Africa and has served on the Boards of several National and International NGOs. H.E. Odembo earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Bowdoin College in Maine and his master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas.
Juan Carlos Paiz is Guatemala’s presidential commissioner for competitiveness, investment, and Millennium Challenge Corporation. He is co-founder and president of Pani-Fresh, an industrial bakery that exports to 20 Latin American countries, and is former president for McDonald’s Supply Chain Latin-American Counsel. Paiz has been a professor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín and is regional director for Central America and Haiti for the Dutch cooperation agency ICCO. He cofounded and became President of the Fundación Proyecto de Vida “GuateAmala,” which coordinated community activities that empowered citizens.
Rajul Pandya-Lorch is head of the 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She also manages the IFPRI Environment Initiative, a global project that identifies solutions for meeting world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. She recently led a major project, “Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development,” which documents policies, programs, and investments that have significantly reduced hunger. Pandya-Lorch earned a master’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College.
Sandra Remancus is the project director of Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance at Family Health International 360. She has more than 25 years of experience related to maternal and child health and nutrition; food security; HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support; reproductive health; and project management. She previously worked in West Africa with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration and USAID’s Family Health and AIDS Project. Remancus also worked as a Food Program Specialist with the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and was a fisheries volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has a master’s degree from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Rajiv Shah serves as the 16th Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and leads the efforts of more than 8,000 professionals in 80 missions around the world. Since taking on the role in January 2010, Shah has managed the U.S. response to the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, co-chaired the State Department’s first-ever review of American diplomacy and development operations, and now spearheads President Barack Obama’s landmark Feed the Future food security initiative. He is also leading USAID Forward, an extensive set of reforms to USAID’s business model around seven key areas, including procurement, science and technology, and monitoring and evaluation.
Harouna Souley is the president of FORSANI (Niger Health Forum), a Nigerien nongovernmental organization that he founded in 2004, along with other physicians, to improve healthcare for the most vulnerable populations. FORSANI runs a large nutrition project in south Niger. One of its main activities has been the development of a training platform to respond to the acute need for medical professionals trained in child malnutrition. In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine in Niamey, Souley has trained health workers in the implementation of community-based management of acute malnutrition. Souley was involved in the launch of the Nigerien Civil Society platform for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.
Kathy Spahn is president and chief executive officer of Helen Keller International, which is saving sight and lives in 22 countries. She has also served as president and executive director of ORBIS International, a global nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of blindness in the developing world, and as executive director of God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based AIDS service organization dedicated to combating malnutrition and hunger among people living with HIV/AIDS. She recently concluded a term as board chair of InterAction and currently serves on its executive committee.
Lucy Martinez Sullivan is executive director of 1,000 Days—a partnership that champions action and investment to improve nutrition during the critical 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday—as a way to achieve greater progress in global health and development. Prior to joining 1,000 Days, Sullivan served as executive director at CCS, a philanthropic advisory firm, working with clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the UN Foundation. Sullivan holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business and a bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Florida.
Manisha Tharaney is the nutrition policy and health systems advisor for Helen Keller International. She started her work in primary health care in India and continued to work at all levels of the health system, from community to district to national. From 2004 to 2007, Tharaney served as a country manager at Helen Keller International’s office in Tanzania, where she managed the micronutrient programs under two USAID flagship projects, MOST and A2Z. Having recently earned her doctorate degree in international health systems, she is focusing on combining her expertise on systems strengthening with nutrition programming. Tharaney is currently serving as the policy and health systems technical advisor at Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING).
Roger Thurow is a fellow for ONE and senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Thurow served as a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent in Europe and Africa for 20 years. In 2003, he and Journal colleague Scott Kilman wrote a series on famine in Africa that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. In 2009, they were awarded both Action Against Hunger’s Humanitarian Award and the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book award. He is the author of The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, and, with Scott Kilman, ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty.
Neil Watkins is program officer on the program advocacy team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he focuses on nutrition and its linkages with agriculture. He manages a portfolio of grants for nutrition and agriculture advocacy and recently led the development of the foundation’s first nutrition advocacy strategy. Previously, Watkins served as director of policy and campaigns at ActionAid USA, an international anti-poverty agency working in nearly 50 countries. Watkins was also executive director of the Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of more than 75 faith-based organizations, development agencies, and human rights groups advocating for debt relief and just global economic policies.
Sam Worthington is president and chief executive officer of InterAction, the nation’s largest alliance of nongovernmental organizations working to decrease poverty and hunger, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainable planet, and ensure human dignity for poor and vulnerable populations. Worthington’s advisory roles include the Inter-Agency Standing Committee at the United Nations, the Advisory Council for Voluntary Foreign Assistance at USAID, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He sits on the boards of the Alliance to End Hunger, CIVICUS, and Religions for Peace. He was a founding board member of the ONE Campaign and served on the steering committee of the NGO Leadership Forum at Harvard.
Francis B. Zotor is a registered public health nutritionist and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy of Great Britain & Ireland. He is a member of the UN’s Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Steering Committee Network. Zotor is the current president and a trustee of the African Nutrition Society, the leading movement promoting the nutrition agenda across Africa. He recently joined the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana, as a senior academic to help strengthen teaching and research capacity within the School of Public Health. Previously, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Greenwich, U.K., and recently spent a year as a researcher at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.