Shakuntala Thilsted, WorldFish’s research program leader for Value Chains and Nutrition, has been named Vice-chair of the UN Food Systems Summit’s Advancing Equitable Livelihoods Action Track by the UN Special Envoy, Agnes Kalibata.
The role will see Thilsted responsible for guiding the global event’s direction related to building sustainable, inclusive and nutritious food systems and value chains that support both people and planet.
“The international summit is our chance to mobilize a global movement to positively transform our food production, distribution, consumption and waste. Equitable livelihoods depend on fair, fruitful and nutritious food systems that hold sustainability and resilience at their heart,” Shakuntala Thilsted said.
Before joining WorldFish in 2010, she worked as an Associate Professor in the human nutrition departments of the University of Copenhagen and The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Denmark.