Namukolo Covic (Zambia) is ILRI Director General’s Representative to Ethiopia. From 2015 to 2021 she served as Senior Research Coordinator at IFPRI, for the CGIAR Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, and worked on projects in several countries, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. She has worked extensively with the government of Ethiopia and other stakeholders on different aspects of the food system, including the development of food-based dietary guidelines; and the development of Ethiopia’s food systems transformation pathway in response to Ethiopia’s development needs and the United Nations Food Systems Summit process. She has supported African Union efforts on linking agriculture and nutrition in the CAADP process. Covic also leads the Governance Working Group of an Independent Expert Group that emerged from the UNFSS that has developed a Monitoring Framework on Food Systems Transformation to guide progress on the SDG countdown to 2030.