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Multi-Actor Food Systems Champions Network

The Champions Network mobilizes a diverse range of people in every region of the world to call for fundamental transformation of the world’s food systems. Champions are leaders of institutions and networks advancing food systems transformation and thought leadership. Champions commit to contribute to substantive discussions, generate ideas and take action to strengthen food systems, and share information to ensure anyone with an interest in food systems at all levels can engage with the Summit.

Champions are either appointed by the Special Envoy or nominated through the Champions Network Leadership Team.

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Ruth Richardson

Chair, Champions Network

Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Canada

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Marie-Claire Graf

Vice-Chair, Youth

Global Focal Point of the UNFCCC Youth Constituency, Switzerland

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Mamadou Goita

Vice-Chair, Civil Society

Executive Director of the Institute for Research and Promotion of Alternatives in Development, Mali

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Naoko Ishii

 Vice-Chair, Finance

Executive Vice President, Director for Center for Global Commons, the University of Tokyo, Japan

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Vijay Kumar

Vice-Chair, Producers

Executive Vice Chairman, Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (Farmers' Empowerment Corporation), Andra Pradesh, India

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Claudia Martínez Zuleta

Vice-Chair, Research

Co-chair of the country programs of the Food and Land Use Economy (FOLU), Colombia

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Paul Newnham

Vice-Chair, Consumption

Director, SDG2 Advocacy Hub Secretariat and Coordinator, Chefs’ Manifesto, Australia

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Bettina Prato

Vice-Chair, Gender

Coordinator, Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN), Italy

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Jessica Vega Ortega

Vice-Chair, Indigenous Peoples

Coordinator, Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, Mexico

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Rick White

Vice-Chair, Private Sector

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Canada