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Emerging from global crises by shaping sustainable, resilient, healthy, and inclusive food systems


Ha Noi, Viet Nam
24-27 April 2023

Session 3: Revisiting national and sub-national governance and policies

24 April
16:00-17:30 (GMT+7)

This session will focus on the principles, methods and best practices to ensure fruitful, inclusive, effective multi-actor collaboration including in governance arrangements, as a key transformational force towards sustainable food systems. Speakers will exchange experiences and best practices on key challenges in this regard, including how to overcome the issues of financing inclusive participation and designing mechanisms aimed at correcting decision-making imbalances, in light of respective National Pathways for Food Systems Transformation.




Dr. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan

Director General of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and UNFSS National Convenor Viet Nam

Dr. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan is currently a Director General of the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). He was the Director General of Institute for Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) - major think tank in the field of policy and strategy of agriculture and rural development in Viet Nam.  

He has more than 25 years experience in research, consultant, and teaching in the field of agriculture policy. He is the author and co-author of various papers, including the latest Vietnam 2035 and Vietnam Development Report.  

Dr. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan graduated from the National Economics University. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences (The Hague, Netherlands) in 2007. 



Corinna Hawkes,

Food Systems and Food Safety Director,



Dr Corinna Hawkes is Director, Division of Food Systems and Food Safety at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Her work is dedicated to advancing food systems change to improve nutrition, health, environment and livelihoods through a systems approach. Between 2016-2023 Corinna was Professor and Director of the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London. She has also worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute, the University of São Paulo, the Global Nutrition Report, the World Health Organization and World Cancer Research Fund International where she established the Nourishing Framework of healthy diet policies. Her publications cover topics such as food globalization, value chains, links between agriculture, food systems and nutrition, urban food policies, lived experience of food environments and food policies for healthy diets. Corinna communicates extensively with food system decision-makers and civil society to advance change in policy and practice at the international, national and local level. Previous board and advisory roles include Co-Chair of the Think20 Task Force on Food Security; Board Chair, Bite Back 2030; Co-Chair, Global Future Council on Agriculture and Food Security, World Economic Forum; Vice Chair, Mayor of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce; Member, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems; and as part of the core team for Action Track 1 of the UN Food Systems Summit. In 2020 she co-founded the food systems and nutrition leadership initiative



Edward Walugembe,

 (NFSCC) Chairperson, Commissioner Strategic Coordination and Implementation, Office of the Prime Minister,


Mr. Walugembe worked as an Assistant Commissioner Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation at Ministry of Public Service Coordinating and analysing strategic policy options to guide the Ministry programmes and projects then he was promoted as a Commissioner Monitoring and Evaluation Department at Ministry of Public Service identifying and advising the Ministry on key policy issues, he was then  transferred to Office of the Prime Minister as a Commissioner Strategic Coordination and Implementation his working station at the moment, handling coordination of government business such as; Presidential Investors' Round Table focusing on National Partnership Forum, UN Partnership Framework, the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, Uganda Nutrition Action Plan II, which was formed to scale up Nutrition in Uganda. He is basically responsible for strengthening the Institutional Framework for Coordination for Policy Programme Implementation in Government, International Commitments Coordinated and Civil Society Organizations/Private Sector interests Coordinated.



Christine Campeau

Global Advocacy Director - Food Systems | CARE

Christine Campeau is the Global Advocacy Director for Food Systems at CARE, where she leads the execution of CARE's global policy and advocacy on food and water systems at global, regional, and national levels.  

Most relevant to the SFS conference, Christine was the Deputy Chair of the UNFSS’s Action Track 4 to advance equitable livelihoods. Christine continues to guide the work of CARE country offices to support the implementation of national food systems pathways and established the Decent Work and Living Incomes and Wages Coalitions alongside ILO and IFAD. As a contributor to the Food Systems Countdown Initiative, she helps measure, assess, and track the performance of global food systems toward 2030. 

Prior to this, Christine worked for intergovernmental agencies, such as UN Nutrition; for global support systems, such as the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat; and with civil society organizations, including Caritas Internationalis. 

Christine holds a Master of International Relations from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland, with a combined focus on international diplomacy and climate-induced migration. Born and raised on a farm in Southern Ontario, she has spent countless hours volunteering on organic farms across Canada and working with farmers in developing countries. Her personal goal is to work with committed farmers, entrepreneurs, social movements, academics, and decision makers to build resilient food systems that ensure global food and nutrition security. 




Deputy Director General, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ha Noi City

Dr. Ta Van Tuong is currently a Deputy Director General, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ha Noi City. He has more than 30 years working in agriculture sector, of which 14 years as a Director of the Development Center for Livestock Production. He is an expert on value chain and agricultural policy. In addition, he has experiences on quality management of agricultural products, craft villages, trade promotion, cooperatives, rural industries and state management of agriculture. He is the author of some initiatives that have been successfully applied and recognized by the City Council. 



Tom Arnold

Special Envoy on Food Systems (2021-2022)


Tom Arnold’s current main tasks include serving as a board member of the Global FoodBanking Network (GFN); member, Global Panel for Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GLOPAN); board member, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN); member, Malabo Montpellier Panel; member, Sight and Life Foundation; member, High Level Groups on EU Policy Innovation. 

Tom was Ireland’s Special Envoy for Food Systems (2021-22); he chaired Ireland’s 2030 agri-food strategy committee which produced Food Vision 2030, Ireland’s national agri-food strategy to 2030 (2021); for the EU Commission, he chaired the High-level Expert Group for Food Systems Science (2021) and the Task Force Rural Africa (2019).  He was a member of the Champions Group Network for the Food Systems Summit (2021). 

His previous roles included serving as Coordinator, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement; Director-General, Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA); Chair, Irish Constitutional Convention; CEO, Concern Worldwide; Chief Economist and Assistant Secretary General, Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM); Chair, OECD Committee of Agriculture; Administrator, EU Commission. 
Tom has a degree in agricultural economics from University College Dublin (UCD) and master’s degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven and Trinity College, Dublin. He has Honorary Doctorates from the National University of Ireland (NUI) and from UCD. 



Marina Bortoletti

Associate Programme Officer, UNEP

Marina Bortoletti is an Associate Programme Management Officer at the UNEP Cities unit who coordinates and implements projects and initiatives on sustainable food systems approach, integrated food policies and multi-stakeholder governance collaboration for sustainable food systems. At city level, her work includes mainstreaming urban agriculture and urban-rural linkages into sustainable urban planning strategies for climate resilience. Prior to that, she served as National Programme Management Officer at the UNEP Brazil office when she was responsible for the implementation of several sustainable consumption and production initiatives in partnership with the Brazilian Government and local institutions. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations and a Masters on Energy and Environmental Management. 


Evelin Best

Cooperativa Obrera, Argentina

I am 46 years old, I am from Bahía Blanca, Argentina. 

I have a degree in Industrial Organization, and I have specialized in Quality Management and Project Management. 

I have worked for years in Student Welfare at the National Technological University looking for opportunities and equality for students, then I worked as Human Resources Coordinator at Colmaco Logistics. 

I finally started working for Cooperativa Obrera in 2016 designing and coordinating Quality Audits. 

In 2019 I was called to lead the Solidarity Food Project of La Coope. Through this Program, we recover and donate more than 1,200,000 plates of food a year.