Dr Agnes Kalibata

Dr Agnes Kalibata

Special Envoy to the UN Food Systems Summit
United Nations

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About this Speaker

Agnes Kalibata is the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), where she leads the organization’s efforts with partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa. In December 2019, she was appointed the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit. In this capacity, Agnes works with the United Nations system and key partners to provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction towards the 2021 Food Systems Summit. Prior to joining AGRA, she was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) from 2008 to 2014. She holds a doctorate in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.