Open Lecture with Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Event Date(s): 26/10/2022

Location: Daaga Auditorium

Date: Wednesday October 26, 2022                                                                                                

Venue: Daaga Auditorium                                                                  

Time: 5:30 p.m. 

Presenter: Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 2021 World Food Prize Laureate and 2022 UWI Honorary Graduand

Title of presentation: Transforming Food Systems: Building Resilience, Nourishing People and Improving Livelihoods with Aquatic Foods 

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Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted is the Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, a One CGIAR entity. She was awarded the 2021 World Food Prize for her ground-breaking research, critical insights, and landmark innovations in developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems. She was awarded the 2021 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for research innovation. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and Vice Chair of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021: Action Track 4 - Advance Equitable Livelihoods, and also a Food Systems Champion. She plays a pivotal role in promoting aquatic food systems for nourishing nations and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2022, Shakuntala was appointed co-chair of the EAT-Lancet 2.0 Commission. Shakuntala holds a PhD from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.