21 April 2022

Meet the Young Scientists Group Expert Reviewers and Selection Committee

Following the launch of the call for applications to the World Food Forum (WFF) Young Scientists Group (YSG), more than 110 young scientists applied from around the world.

“I am impressed by these young scientists for their contribution to agrifood systems at such a young age”, said Hui Yin, Expert Reviewer.

Applications are currently being reviewed by a group of Expert Reviewers composed of 24 scientists and experts in relevant fields including agricultural engineering, food science, nutrition, animal health, forestry, among others. After this first round, a Selection Committee, composed of eight senior experts, will make the final selection of the first YSG Cohort.

“It was a pleasure to read such strong commitments to food systems action by a stellar bunch of peers. The YSG is guaranteed a strong cohort for the year to come”, said Giles Hanley-Cook, another Expert Reviewer.

The first YSG cohort will be officially announced on 4 May through a side event at the next Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum).

The WFF would like to extend its gratitude to the 32 Expert Reviewers and Selection Committee members for their interest and engagement in the YSG, as well as for their time and effort in reviewing the applications. The WFF is honored to collaborate with this impressive group of scientists and to see many young profiles within the Expert Reviewers group and the Selection Committee.

 

Meet the Expert Reviewers and Selection Committee members

YSG Selection Committee

Prof. Sofia BOZA

Prof. Sofia BOZA

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Institute of International Studies | University of Chile

Ismahane ELOUAFI

Ismahane ELOUAFI

Chief Scientist | FAO

Prof. dr. Carl LACHAT

Prof. dr. Carl LACHAT

Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health | Ghent University, Belgium

Karen Munoko MUSIKOYO-NGURU

Karen Munoko MUSIKOYO-NGURU

Agribusiness and Gender Specialist | Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Felix NJEUMI

Felix NJEUMI

Peste des petits ruminants global eradication programme (PPR GEP) coordinator and NSA youth/gender focal point | FAO

Associate Professor Dr. Hynek ROUBIK

Associate Professor Dr. Hynek ROUBIK

Group leader of Biogas Research Team | Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences | Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czechia

Victoria SLIVKOFF

Victoria SLIVKOFF

Executive Managing Director | Extreme Tech Challenge and Head of Ecosystem | Walden Catalyst Ventures

Maximo TORERO CULLEN

Maximo TORERO CULLEN

Chief Economist | FAO

 

YSG Expert Reviewers

Dr. Aashima AUPLISH

Dr. Aashima AUPLISH

Junior Veterinary Consultant (One Health/Livestock Specialist)| FAO

Dr. Rachel V. BROWN

Dr. Rachel V. BROWN

Executive Director | The Every Mikkle Foundation

Dr. Chian-Wen CHAN

Dr. Chian-Wen CHAN

Founder | Pan-Gaea initiative Founder | TripleVs Venture

Mateusz CIASNOCHA

Mateusz CIASNOCHA

Farmer & CEO | European Carbon Farmers

Maria CONTESSE, PhD (c)

Maria CONTESSE, PhD (c)

Wageningen University

Brenda DE KOK

Brenda DE KOK

PhD candidate in International Nutrition | Ghent University, Belgium

Martín DEL VALLE, PhD (c)

Martín DEL VALLE, PhD (c)

Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security | The University of Edinburgh

Ing. Eduardo DUQUE DUSSAN

Ing. Eduardo DUQUE DUSSAN

MBA, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences | Czech University of Life Science, Prague

Giles HANLEY-COOK

Giles HANLEY-COOK

PhD Candidate | Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health | Ghent University, Belgium

Ing. Ghaith HASAN

Ing. Ghaith HASAN

Department of Sustainable Technologies, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences | Czech University of Life Science, Prague

Ing. Chama Theodore KETUAMA

Ing. Chama Theodore KETUAMA

Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences | Czech University of Life Science, Prague

Kazuki KITAOKA

Kazuki KITAOKA

World Food Forum Coordinator | FAO

Dr. Wanida LEWIS

Dr. Wanida LEWIS

Executive Director and Co-Founder | Crescendo Foods LBG

Preetmoninder LIDDER

Preetmoninder LIDDER

Technical Adviser to the Chief Scientist | FAO

Dr. Anand NAINAR

Dr. Anand NAINAR

Faculty of Tropical Forestry | Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Toyin S. OLOWOGBON, PhD.

Toyin S. OLOWOGBON, PhD.

Agricultural Economist | Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Empowerment, Nigeria

Sofia REY

Sofia REY

Doctor in Veterinary Sciences

Jeffrey ROSAMOND

Jeffrey ROSAMOND

Doctoral Researcher | Department of Public Governance and Management, Ghent University, Belgium

Fardous Mohammad SAFIUL AZAM, PhD.

Fardous Mohammad SAFIUL AZAM, PhD.

Associate Professor | Neijiang Normal University, China

Junior SCHEUER

Junior SCHEUER

Dr. in Agrarian Sciences, Faculty of Agronomy | University of the Republic

Angela TAY

Angela TAY

Senior Investment Associate | AgFunder

Helena TRIGUEIRO, MSc

Helena TRIGUEIRO, MSc

PhD Researcher| Ulster University

Ronald VARGAS

Ronald VARGAS

Secretary of the Global Soil Partnership, Land and Water Officer | FAO

Hui YIN

Hui YIN

Officer in Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Secretariat | FAO

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