Feeding the World 2014

March 06, 2014

Ertharin Cousin
Contributor, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Ertharin Cousin brings more than 25 years of national and international non-profit, government, and corporate leadership experience focusing on hunger, food, and resilience strategies. Ms Cousin guides the World Food Programme in meeting urgent food needs while championing longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger.  As the leader of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, she is an exceptional advocate for improving the lives of hungry people worldwide, and travels extensively to raise awareness of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition.  In 2009, Ms Cousin was nominated and confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture, and head of the U.S. Mission in Rome.  Previously, Ms Cousin served as White House Liaison to the State Department, during which time she was appointed to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, and Executive Vice-president and Chief Operating Officer of Feeding America.

Feeding the World 2014

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