Ertharin Cousin

Distinguished Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University

Ertharin Cousin is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Distinguised Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. She is also a distinguished fellow of global agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.   She previously served as executive director of the World Food Programme from 2012 until 2017. In this role, Cousin led the world’s largest humanitarian organization with 14,000 staff serving 80 million vulnerable people across 75 countries. Cousin possesses more than 30 years of national and international nonprofit, government, and corporate leadership experience.  She maintains relationships with global government, business, and community leaders. She has published numerous articles regarding agriculture, food security, and nutrition.

Ertharin is speaking at

June 13, 2019
9:35 am - 10:20 am
Wellcome Stage

Speakers

  • Ertharin Cousin (Moderator) Distinguished Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University
  • Matthew Kovac (Panelist) Executive Director, Food Industry Asia (FIA)
  • Nancy Roman (Panelist) President & CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America
  • Kiran Rupakhetee (Panelist) Division Chief & Joint Secretary, Good Governance and Social Development Division & SUN Government Focal Point, Government of Nepal
  • Diane Holdorf (Panelist) Managing Director, Food, Land & Water, WBCSD
  • Charlotte Salford (Panelist) Associate Vice President , IFAD UN Agency, Rome

Description

All the required knowledge from cutting-edge science is in place, proving the dire need for a global food systems transformation to tackle the severity of human health issues and environmental degradation head on. But are the systems in place and are the power players finally ready to act?

This session features leaders spanning sectors. In the midst of the lag of bureaucracies in existing systems, profit-driven corporate interests, donor dependency and political inertia, can these leaders outline a pathway that pushes action for change?

 

June 13, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Kitchen Stage

Speakers

  • Chavanne Hanson (Moderator) Food Choice Architecture & Nutrition Manager, Google
  • Ertharin Cousin (Panelist) Distinguished Fellow, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford University
  • John Giannuzzi (Panelist) Managing General Partner, Sherbrooke Capital
  • Federico Tonetti (Panelist) Group Safety and Sustainability Director, Compass Group

Description

The problems with our current food system drive huge costs and fail billions of people every day. Innovative solutions present massive opportunities for community, and for business. How do we take new ideas to market? How do we innovate and effectively leverage supply chains to accomplish our goals? This session features leaders from diverse backgrounds, capable and ready to create a sustainable, equitable & nutritious food system.

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