Leadership Collaboration at Rome-based UN Agencies

Friday, July 13, 2018

It is well-understood that today’s food security challenges demand a harmonized approach between global actors that maximizes shared resources and fosters innovaton.

Toward that end, Sunnylands convened the leaders of the three United Nations agencies most focused on food security and agriculture for a retreat in Buonconvento, Italy, on July 1-2.

Along with deepening personal ties between the heads of the World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, and International Fund for Agricultural Development, Sunnylands’ retreat goals were to explore ways to drive collaboration among the agencies’ senior staffs and to identify areas for inter-agency collaboration and strategic alignment.  Participants noted several key outcomes, including the potential for new regional collaboration strategies on food security and hunger.

Pictured from left to right are:
Gilbert Houngbo, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development
David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme
Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization