Advisory Council

A global group of recognized experts and practitioners on food security and nutrition have joined the IFPRI-FAO Bangkok Conference Advisory Council. The group will provide guidance on the key evidence, success stories, and innovations for accelerating progress to end hunger and malnutrition. The Advisory Council is comprised of:

  • Franceso Branca, Director, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Visith Chavasit, Associate Professor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University
  • Sheryl Hendriks, Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria
  • Ferew Lemma, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Health of Ethiopia
  • Maria Paris-Ketting, Senior Expert, European Commission
  • David Pelletier, Associate Professor of Nutrition Policy Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
  • Prabhu Pingali, Professor and Director, Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi)
  • Hossain Zillur Rahman, Executive Chairman, Power & Participation Research Centre (PPRC), Bangladesh
  • Edwyn Shiell, Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor, Advocacy and Communication, SUN Movement Secretariat
  • Yang Yuexin, President, Chinese Nutrition Society