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.

Australia

Announcement of Convenor imminent

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Bahamas

Ms. Jeri Kelly

Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources

Bangladesh

Mr. Khaja Abdul Hannan

Additional Secretary

Ministry of Food

Benin

Dr. Alfred Acakpo

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

Cambodia

H.E. Mr. SOK SILO

Secretary General for the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development

Congo

Mr. Simon Dieudonné SAVOU

Ingénieur d’agriculture en chef

(ancien Directeur-Général de l’agriculture)

Czechia

Mr. Jindrich Fialka

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Agriculture

Denmark

Mr. Tejs Binderup

Deputy Permanent Secretary responsible for Food, Fisheries and International Affairs

Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

Egypt

Ambassador Alaa Roushdy

Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs and International Security

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Finland

Mr. Jyri Ollila

Adviser, Coordinator for the Food Systems Summit

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Guatemala

Ambassador Ana Isabel Carrillo Fabián & Mr. Mario Morales

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

Mr. Mario Morales, Technical Undersecretary for Food and Nutrition Security, Secretariat for Food and Nutritional Security of the Presidency

Haiti

M. Harmel Cazeau

Coordonnateur de la Coordination Nationale de Sécurité Alimentaire

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

Hungary

Mr. Zsolt Belánszky-Demkó

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. Anang Noegroho

Director for Food and Agriculture

Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS

Ireland

Ms. Sinéad McPhillips

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

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

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

Kenya

Hon. Peter G. Munya

Cabinet Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Cooperatives

Kuwait

Dr Reem Ghazi Al-Fulaij

Chairman of the Board of Directors – Acting Director General

Public Authority for Food and Nutrition

Lesotho

Dr. Maluke Letete

Economic Advisor

Office of the Prime Minister

Malawi

Honourable Lobin Lowe

Minister of Agriculture

Mali

Dr Djibril BAGAYOKO

Chef de la Cellule de Coordination de la Nutrition,

Ministère de la Santé et du Développement Social Minister

Malta

Mr. James Farrugia

Counsellor

Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs

Mexico

Dr. Ruy LOPEZ-RIDAURA

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

Ministry of Health

Myanmar

H.E. Dr. Aung Thu

Union Minister

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

Nepal

Dr. Dil Bahadur Gurung

Member of National Planning Commission

New Zealand

Mr. Philip Houlding

Director of International Policy

Ministry for Primary Industries

Nigeria

Mrs. Olusola Idowu

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

Permanent Secretary, Budget and National Planning

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

Mr. José Bernardo González

National Director of Rural Development,

Ministry of Agriculture Development

 

Ms. Edith Castillo

Technical Secretariat of the Social Cabinet

Ministry of Agriculture 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)

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)

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

Turkey

Ms. Aylin ÇAĞLAYAN ÖZCAN

Director General of European Union and Foreign Relations

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

United Republic of Tanzania

Dr. Honest N. Kessy

Director of National Food Security

Ministry of Agriculture

United States of America

Announcement of Convenor imminent

United States Department of Agriculture

Uzbekistan

Mr. Alisher Shukurov

Advisor to Minister

Ministry of Agriculture

Vietnam

Dr. TRUONG TUYET MAI & Dr. DAO THE ANH

Dr TRUONG TUYET MAI, Vice-Director of the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)

Dr. DAO THE ANH, Vice-President of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)