Spotlight Dialogue Recordings

Spotlight Dialogues are short talks at the beginning of each forum. Participants get to hear from two women in conversation about their experiences in navigating challenges in any leadership capacity throughout their careers in nutrition and food systems. Spotlight dialogue speakers are selected based on geographical context of experience and career stage.

Making decisions guided by a social purpose 

Making decisions guided by a social purpose dialogue- Part 1

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Namukolo Covic

Senior Research Coordinator

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Kathryn Backholer

Associate Professor, Institute for Health Transformation

Associate Director, Global Obesity Centre

Deakin University

Making decisions guided by social purpose dialogue - Part 1Namukolo Covic & Kathryn Backholer
00:00 / 15:02

Making decisions guided by a social purpose dialogue- Part 2


Shu Wen Ng

Co- Founder; The Next Gen(D)eration Leadership Initiative

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Gilling School of Global Public Health 

Fellow, Carolina Population Center 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), USA


Catherine Mah

Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations

Associate Professor, School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Making decisions guide by a social purpose dialogue - Part 2Shu Wen Ng & Catherine Mah
00:00 / 15:27

Lifting others up 

Lifting others up - Part 1


Purnima Menon

Senior Research Fellow and Theme Leader for South Asia Nutrition Programs in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

New Delhi, India


Joystna Puri

Director of the Environment, Climate Gender, Youth, Nutrition and Social Inclusion Division (ECG)

 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Adjunct Associate Professor, at SIPA, Columbia University, New York

Research fellow at Center for Evaluation and Development (C4ED), University of Mannheim, Germany

Lifting Others Up dialogue - Part 1Purnima Menon & Jyostna Puri
00:00 / 16:45

Lifting others up - Part 2


Neena Prasad

Director of Food Policy and Maternal & Reproductive Health Programs

Bloomberg Philanthropies

New York City, USA


Camila Corvalán

Director of Research Center on Food Envinronment and Prevention of Chronic Diseases (CIAPEC) at INTA, University of Chile

Assistant Professor at the Istitute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INAT), University of Chile

Lifting others up dialogue - Part 2Neena Prasad & Camila Corvalan
00:00 / 23:20

Deviating from the norm to act with ambition 

Deviating from the norm to act with ambition - Part 1


Corinna Hawkes

Co- Founder,

The Next Gen(D)eration Leadership Initiative

Professor, Director,

Centre for Food Policy

City, University London, UK


Tilakavati Karupaiah​


School of Biosciences
Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Taylor's University, Malaysia

Deviating form the norm to act with ambition dialogue between Corinna Hawkes & Tilakavati Corinna Hawkes & Tilakavati Karupaiah
00:00 / 19:23

Deviating from the norm to act with ambition - Part 2

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Ana Clara Duran

Research Scientist, Center for Food Studies and Research, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Collective Health, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas  

Research Fellow, Center for Epidemiological Studies in Nutrition in Health, University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil

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Jessica Fanzo

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor,

Global Food Policy and Ethics, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Dept. of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Global Food Ethics and Policy Program
Food & Nutrition Security, JHU Alliance for a Healthier World

Deviating form the norm to act with ambition dialogue between Ana Clara & Jessica Fanzo.mpAnan Clara Duran & Jessica Fanzo
00:00 / 20:09