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.
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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?
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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