Member State Dialogue Convenors

United Nations (UN) Member States have been invited by the UN Deputy Secretary-General to nominate a high-level individual from within the Government to convene a series of Member State Dialogues as part of the Food Systems Summit process.

Member State Dialogue Convenors are responsible for organizing the Food Systems Summit Dialogues programme in their country. They are responsible for ensuring the Dialogues contribute to a pathway to sustainable food systems through engaging a broad range of stakeholder groups.

Governments have officially nominated the following Member State Dialogue Convenors to oversee the national Dialogues programme. If you are interested in engaging with a Member State Dialogue programme, you are invited to reach out to respective national Convenors via respective official government channels.

Afghanistan

Dr. Hasib Faizy

Head of development and Economic Affairs

The Office of First Vice President

Albania

Ms. Emira Gjeci

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Algeria

M. Abdelhak Amrani

Manager en chef

Ministère de l’Agriculture et du Développement Rural

Argentina

S.E. Sr. Felipe Solá

Ministro,

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

Australia

Ms. Fleur Downard

Director, UN Organisations and International Environment Section,

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Azerbaijan

Mrs. Ilhama Gadimova

Deputy Minister of Agriculture

Bahamas

Ms. Jeri Kelly

Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources

Bangladesh

Mr. Khaja Abdul Hannan

Additional Secretary

Ministry of Food

Belgium

H.E. Mrs. Hilde Crevits

Vice-Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Economy, Innovation, Work, Social economy and Agriculture

Benin

Dr. Alfred Acakpo

Secrétaire Permanent du Conseil National de l’Alimentation et de la Nutrition

Bhutan

Ms. Kinlay Tshering & Mr. Karma Tshering

Ms. Kinlay Tshering, Director, Department of Agriculture Marketing & Cooperatives, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest

Mr. Karma Tshering, Chief, Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Sr. Erwin Freddy Mamani Machaca

Viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores

Botswana

Honourable Karabo Socraat Gare

Minister, Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security

Brazil

H.E. Mr. Carlos Alberto Franco França

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Burkina Faso

M. Alassane Guire

Ingénieur Agronome

Burundi

Dr. Célestin Sibomana

Secrétaire Exécutif Permanent de la Plateforme Multisectorielle de Sécurité Alimentaire et de Nutrition

Primature

Cambodia

H.E. Mr. SOK SILO

Secretary General for the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development

Cameroon

MBONG EPSE BAMBOT GRACE ANNIH

Associate Professor – Plant Pathology,

Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Canada

Ms. Natasha Kim

Assistant Deputy Minister Strategic Policy Branch

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Chad

Mahamat Gueillet Hemchi

Conseiller à l’Agriculture et à l’Elevage

Présidence de la République

China

H.E. Ma Youxiang

Vice Minister

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Colombia

Sra. María Juliana Ruiz

Primera Dama de la República de Colombia

Sra. Lina María Arbeláez

Directora General del Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar

Comoros

M. Fouad Mohamed Oussouf

Directeur National de la Stratégie Agricole et de l’Elevage

Ministère de l’Agriculture, de la Pêche et de l’Environnement

Congo

Mr. Simon Dieudonné SAVOU

Ingénieur d’agriculture en chef

(ancien Directeur-Général de l’agriculture)

Costa Rica

S.E. Sr. Luis Renato Alvarado Rivera

Ministro de Agricultura y Ganadería,

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería

Czechia

Mr. Jindrich Fialka

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Agriculture

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mme Julie Kasa-Kanga Tshilombo

Coordonnatrice Adjointe de la Coordination des Ressources Extérieures et du Suivi des Projets

Présidence de la République

Denmark

Mr. Tejs Binderup

Deputy Permanent Secretary responsible for Food, Fisheries and International Affairs

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

Djibouti

M. Mohamed Sadek Saleh

Directeur de Cabinet

Présidence de la République

Dominican Republic

S.E. Sr. Limber Cruz

Ministro de Agricultura

Ecuador

Econ. Hernani Mendoza

Viceministro de Desarrollo Rural

Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería

Egypt

H.E. Ehab Badawy

Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs and International Security

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

El Salvador

S.E. Dr. Francisco José Alabi Montoya

Ministro de Salud

Equatorial Guinea

S.E. Sra. Francisca Eneme Efua

Ministra de Agricultura, Ganadería, Bosques y Medio Ambiente

Eswatini

Mr. B. S. Masuku

Principal Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture

Ethiopia

H.E. Mr. Oumer Hussein

Minister of Agriculture

 

H.E. Dr. Lia Tadesse

Minister of Health

Fiji

Mr Ritesh Dass

Permanent Secretary for Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture

Finland

Mr. Jyri Ollila

Adviser, Coordinator for the Food Systems Summit

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

France

M. Frédéric Lambert

Chef du Service Europe et International Direction générale de la performance économique et environnementale des entreprises

Ministère de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation

Gabon

M. Biendi Maganga-Moussavou

Ministre de l’Agriculture, de l’Élevage, de la Pêche et de l’Alimentation

Gambia

Mrs. Amie Fabureh

Minister of Agriculture

Georgia

Mrs. Ekaterine Zviadadze

Head of Policy and Analysis Department

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture

Germany

Ms. Cornelia Berns

Head of Directorate for International Cooperation and World Food Affairs,

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Ghana

Ms. Mary Mpereh

Chief Analyst, (Gender, Population and Social Policy)/SUN Technical Focal Point

National Development Planning Commission

 

Ms. Paulina S. Addy

Director, Women in Agricultural Development Directorate

Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Guatemala

Ambassador Ana Isabel Carrillo Fabián & M.Sc. Lizett Marie Guzmán Juárez

Ambassador Ana Isabel Carrillo Fabián, Director General of International, Multilateral and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

M.Sc. Lizett Marie Guzmán Juárez, Vice-Secretary, Secretariat for Food and Nutritional Security of the Presidency

Guinea

M. Ansoumane CONDE

Ministre d’Etat, Conseiller Chargé des communautés à la base

Présidence de la République

Guyana

Hon. Zulfikar Mustapha, M.P.

Minister of Agriculture

Haiti

M. Harmel Cazeau

Coordonnateur de la Coordination Nationale de Sécurité Alimentaire

Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Naturelles et du Développement Rural

Honduras

Sr. Mariano Jiménez Talavera

Embajador de Honduras en Italia y Representante Permanente

ante la FAO, el FIDA y el PMA en Roma

 

Sr. José Lino Pacheco

Director Unidad Técnica de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (UTSAN),

Secretaría de Coordinación General del Gobierno

Hungary

Mr Dávid Bencsik

Deputy State Secretary for International Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture

India

Prof. Ramesh Chand

Member, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog,

Rank Minister of State

Indonesia

Mr. Pungkas B. Ali & Mr. Anang Noegroho

Mr. Pungkas B. Ali, Director for Public Health and Nutrition, Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS

Mr. Anang Noegroho, Director for Food and Agriculture, Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS

Iraq

Dr. Ahmed Hussein Tali

Assistant Director General Agricultural Research Department

Ministry of Agriculture

Ireland

Ms. Sinéad McPhillips

Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) with Responsibility for Agri-food Strategy and Sectoral Development

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Israel

Prof. Noga Kronfeld-Schor

Chief Scientist

Ministry of Environmental Protection

Italy

Ambassador Giorgio Marrapodi

Director General of Development Cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Japan

Mr. Makoto OSAWA

Vice-Minister for International Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Jordan

E. Eng. Khaled Hnaifat

Minister of Agriculture

Kenya

Hon. Peter G. Munya

Cabinet Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives

Kiribati

Mrs Kinaai Kairo

Director for Agriculture and Livestock Division

Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development

Kuwait

Dr Reem Ghazi Al-Fulaij

Chairman of the Board of Directors – Acting Director General

Public Authority for Food and Nutrition

Kyrgyz Republic

H.E. Azamat Mukashev

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Dr. Phommy Inthichack

Deputy Director General, Department of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Latvia

Mr. Aivars Lapins

Counsellor, Ministry of Agriculture

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office

Lesotho

Honourable Kemiso Mosenene

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office

Liberia

Honourable Jeanine M. Cooper

Minister of Agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture

Madagascar

S.E. M. Lucien RANARIVELO

Ministre de l’Agriculture, de l’Elevage et de la Pêche

Madagascar

Malawi

Honourable Lobin Lowe

Minister of Agriculture

Malaysia

Hon. Madam Dato’ Haslina Abdul Hamid

Secretary General

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries

Mali

Dr Djibril BAGAYOKO

Chef de la Cellule de Coordination de la Nutrition,

Ministère de la Santé et du Développement Social Minister

Malta

Mr John Busuttil

Director Global Issues

Directorate General Global Issues, International Development and Economic Affairs

Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs

Marshall Islands

Ms. Iva Reimers-Roberto

Secretary

Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce

Mauritania

Mr. Abass Sylla

Directeur Général des Stratégies et Politiques de Développement

Ministère des Affaires Économiques et de la Promotion des Secteurs Productifs

Mauritius

Hon. Mr. Maneesh Gobin

Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food S​ecurity

Mexico

Dr. Ruy LOPEZ-RIDAURA

Director General of the National Center for Preventive Programs and Disease Control

Ministry of Health

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Ms. Elina P. Akinaga

(Acting Secretary of the Department) Department of Resources and Development

Mongolia

Ms. Bolormaa Enkhbat

Advisor to the Prime Minister

Morocco

H.E Aziz Akhannouch

Ministre de l’Agriculture, de la Pêche Maritime, du Développement Rural et des Eaux et Forêts

Mozambique

Mr. Momede Abdurramane Nemane

Director for Cooperation and Markets

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Myanmar

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Nauru

Mrs Marissa Derime Cook

Director of Agriculture

Department of Commerce, Industry & Environment

Nepal

Honorable Dr. Krishna Prasad Oli

Member of National Planning Commission

Government of Nepal

Netherlands

Ms. Marije Beens

Director-General for Agro

Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Ms. Kitty van der Heijden

Director-General for International Cooperation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Charles Wijnker

Acting Director-General for Public Health

Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

New Zealand

Mr. Philip Houlding

Director of International Policy

Ministry for Primary Industries

Niger

M. Ali Bety

Haut Commissaire à l’Initiative 3N

Présidence de la République

Nigeria

Mrs. Olusola Idowu

Chair of the National Committee on Food and Nutrition (NCFN)

Permanent Secretary, Budget and National Planning

Norway

H.E. Mr. Widar Skogan

State Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Oman

Dr. Masoud Sulaiman Abood Al-Azri

Director General for Agriculture and Livestock Research

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Wealth and Water Resources

Pakistan

Mr. Ghufran Memon

Federal Secretary

Ministry of National Food Security and Research

Panama

Sr. José Bernardo González

Director Nacional de Desarrollo Rural

Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario

 

Sra. Edith Castillo Núñez

Secretaria Técnica de Gabinete Social

Ministerio de Desarrollo Social

Papua New Guinea

Ms. Regina Nukundj

Acting Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning

Department of Agriculture and Livestock

Peru

Sr. Carlos de los Ríos

Asesor de la Viceministra de Políticas y Supervisión de Desarrollo Agrario

Sra. Romy Tincopa

Directora para Asuntos Sociales del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

Philippines

Hon. Mr. William D. Dar

Secretary of Agriculture

Poland

Ms. Anna Gembicka

Secretary of State

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Qatar

Mr. Masoud J. Almarri

Director of Food Security Department

Ministry of Municipality & Environment

Republic of Armenia

Mr. Arman Khojoyan

Deputy Minister,

Ministry of Economy

Republic of Korea

Dr. Hong-Sang Kim

President of the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI)

Republic of Moldova

Mr. Petru Tataru

Acting Head of Policy Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation

Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment

Republic of Palau

Mr. Fernando M. Sengebau

Director

Bureau of Agriculture, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Tourism

Russia

Amb. Dr. Alexander V. Yakovenko

Rector of the Diplomatic Academy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Rwanda

Mr. Jean Claude Musabyimana

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI)

Samoa

Mr Tilafono David Hunter

Chief Executive Officer

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Saudi Arabia

Ms. Arwa Numan

Advisor to the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture

Senegal

Dr. Ibrahima Mendy

Directeur de l’Analyse, de la Prévision et des Statistiques agricoles du Sénégal

Ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Equipement Rural

Serbia

Ms. Vedrana Ilić

Assistant Minister, Sector for International Cooperation and European Integration

Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Seychelles

H.E. Mr. Flavien Joubert

Minister of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment

Sierra Leone

Mrs. Francess Piagie Alghali

Minister of State,

Office of the Vice President

Slovakia

Mr. Samuel Vlcan

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

Slovenia

H.E. Dr. Jože Podgoršek

Minister
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food

Solomon Islands

Mrs. Ethel Tebengi Frances

Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture and Livelihoods

Somalia

Dr. Mohamed A. Farah

Adviser on Social Sector, Office of Prime Minister

South Africa

Ms. Vangile Titi Msumza

Spain

Mr. Samuel Juárez Casado

Special Advisor at the General Secretariat for Agriculture and Food

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Sri Lanka

Mr. Sisira Ekanayake

Deputy Director, Ministry of Agriculture

Sudan

Dr. Fatima Eltahir Alhassan

Secretary General of the Food Security Technical Secretariat (FSTS)

Sweden

Mr. Per Callenberg

State Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

Switzerland

Mr. Jacques Ducrest

Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Tajikistan

Mr. Shirinjonzoda Mahmud Shirinjon

First Deputy Chairman

Committee for Food Security

Thailand

Mr. Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs

Deputy Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Tonga

H.E. Lord Tu’ilakepa

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forests

Trinidad and Tobago

Senator the Hon. Clarence Rambharat

Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries

Tunisia

Abderrahman Chaffai

Chargé de mission auprès du Ministre

Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche

Turkey

Ms. Aylin ÇAĞLAYAN ÖZCAN

Director General of European Union and Foreign Relations

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Uganda

Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja

Prime Minister

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze

Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Prof. Pamela Mbabazi

Chairperson, National Planning Authority

Ukraine

Mr. Taras Kachka

Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Trade Representative

United Arab Emirates

H.E. Mariam Almheiri

Minister of State for Food and Water Security

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ananda Guha

Deputy Director, Food Exports, Promotion and Partnerships, Agri-Food Chain Directorate

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

United Republic of Tanzania

Dr. Honest N. Kessy

Director of National Food Security

Ministry of Agriculture

United States of America

Dr. Jewel H. Bronaugh

Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture

Uruguay

S.E. Sra. Beatriz Argimón Cedeira

Vicepresidente de la República

Uzbekistan

Mr. Alisher Shukurov

Advisor to Minister

Ministry of Agriculture

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

S.E. Sr. Carlos Leal Tellería

Ministro del Poder Popular para la Alimentación

Viet Nam

Dr. Nguyen Do Anh Tuan

Director General, International Cooperation Department

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

 

Dr. Dao The Anh

Vice-President of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)

 

Dr. Truong Tuyet Mai

Vice-Director of the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)

Zambia

Mr. Victor Mbumwae

Director of Planning and Information Department, Office of the Vice President

Zimbabwe

Hon. Dr. A. J. Masuka

Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Resettlement

European Union

Mr Ladislav Miko

Head of European Commission’s Representation in Slovakia