Dr. Agnes Kalibata

As the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Dr. Kalibata works with the UN system and key partners to provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction towards the 2021 Food Systems Summit. She is responsible for outreach and cooperation with key leaders to ensure the Summit serves as a catalytic process within the Decade of Action to improve food systems around the world to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement. Since 2014, Dr. Kalibata has also served as President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), where she leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa. Dr. Kalibata previously served as Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 2008 to 2014. She also has a distinguished track record as an agricultural scientist, policy maker and thought leader.