Meet The Task Team

Next Gen(d)eration of Leaders for a Well-Nourished World” is a new initiative that builds on the experience of professional women working in the field of nutrition and food systems to power courageous leadership practices more broadly. It is currently managed by a Task Team of 12 from research, academia, non-governmental organizations with nutrition and food system backgrounds.

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CORINNA HAWKES

Co- Founder

Professor, Director, Centre for Food Policy
City, University London, UK
Twitter: @CorinnaHawkes
linkedin.com/in/corinna-hawkes-79b6ba130

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SHU WEN NG

Co- Founder

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

Fellow, Carolina Population Center 

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

Twitter: @ShuWenNg

linkedin.com/in/shu-wen-ng-6330406

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ANNE MARIE THOW

Task Team Member

Associate Professor, Public Policy and Health

University of Sydney

Australia

linkedin.com/in/anne-marie-thow-90820546

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PURNIMA MENON

Task Team Member

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

Twitter: @PMenonIFPRI

linkedin.com/in/purnimamenon

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NAMUKOLO COVIC

Task Team Member

Senior Research Coordinator

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

President: African Nutrition Society.

Editor: Global Food Security Journal.

Twitter:@NamukoloC

linkedin.com/in/namukolo-covic-070841189

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ANA CLARA DURAN

Task Team Member

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

Twitter: @anacduran

linkedin.com/in/ana-clara-d-00052614

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CARMEN TORRES LEDEZMA

Task Team Member

Senior Advisor Food Systems

Netherlands Food Partnership

The Netherlands

Twitter: @CarmenTorresL

linkedin.com/in/carmen-torres-ledezma

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ELAINE Q. BORAZON

Task Team Member

Assistant Professor, International Graduate Program of Education and Human Development, College of Social Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

linkedin.com/in/elaine-borazon-27294830

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NEENA PRASAD

Task Team Member

Director of Food Policy and Maternal & Reproductive Health Programs

Bloomberg Philanthropies

New York City, US

Twitter: @Neena_P

linkedin.com/in/neena-prasad-269023164

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KATHRYN BACKHOLER

Task Team Member

Associate Professor, Institute for Health Transformation

Associate Director, Global Obesity Centre

Deakin University
Victoria, Australia

Twitter: @KBackholer

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CATHERINE L. MAH

Task Team Member

Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations

Associate Professor, School of Health Administration, Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Twitter: @catherinemah

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REBECCA NAMARA

Task Team Member

Research Assistant 

Next Gen(d)eration Leadership Initiative

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