Date(s) - 2022/02/14
10:15 - 11:15
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Edith Salminen, Finland
Food Culture Strategist at UNA and Co-Founder of Malmö Food Council
Rooted in an innate love for food, Edith’s broad mix of experiences and educations around food have ushered her to seek out an understanding of the complexity of food systems, and the connection between people, food and society. With a background in socialantropology of food and gastronomic sciences, Edith works as a Food Culture Strategist and runs her own company UNA to foster sustainable food systems, particularly on local level. Whether it is organizing community workshops, giving educational talks or working on cross-sectoral projects, Edith’s core competence lies in her holistic approach to food and in her ideas about how food can be used as a social tool to drive societal and behavioral change. She is an insatiable food geek who is always looking for new ways to make the world a little bit better.
Anna Tibblin, Sweden
Secretary General at We Effect
Anna Tibblin is the activist turned business owner turned Secretary General for We Effect, the world’s largest cooperative development organisation working to end hunger and poverty, supporting small-scale farmers in 20 countries. Anna is also the host of We Effect’s podcast “Good food” (Schysst mat) and works daily to advocate for a sustainable global food system that respects both people and planet.
Dina Saoudi, Jordan
Co-founder Seven Circles, Seven’s World and Empowering through
She co-founded Seven Circles, an investment and consulting agency focused on establishing strategic partnerships, creating new revenue streams, and building sustainable, impactful solutions. She is also the co-founder of its philanthropic arm, Seven’s World.
Dina co-founded and heads Empowering through™ (Et™), a new breed of social enterprise with the purpose of empowering ecosystems to enable individuals economically and socially. Et™’s publications, platforms and events are based on a measurable and scalable model that identifies and connects stakeholders — aid agencies, private and public sectors, academia, impact funds, and civil society — to work together to enable and celebrate individuals. Since 2017, Et™ has been creating impact in more than 10 countries with a portion of the proceeds committed to giving back.
Dina proudly serves two of Her Majesty Queen Rania’s initiatives as a member of the board of directors of The Children’s Museum and the board of trustees of the Royal Health Awareness Society.
Judy Matu, Kenya
National Chairlady at the Association of Women in Agriculture
Judy is a community builder with rich experience spanning years in the public sector and NGO world working and empowering communities with a special bias on economic empowerment, food security and climate Action. She is the founder and National Chairlady – Association of Women in Agriculture, Kenya (AWAK) which is empowering smallholder women in Agriculture and the vulnerable mothers living in urban slums; to become informed decision makers and key industry players.
Judy is a Steering committee member of the UNWomen/FAO Economic Empowerment of Women thru Climate smart Agriculture programme. She is a core Committee Member of the National Agroforestry Strategy Committee – Heading the Gender Pillar,a member of the Regional Gender and Livelihood Development Network. She is a nominated member for Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiatives (SIANI) Steering committee. Judy currently sits at the National UNFSS2021 planning and Coordination Committee chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture. 2021 Zuri Award winner, Agriculture Category. Zuri is a platform that recognises exceptional women with outstanding performance in community development.