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Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels Abstract Key Note
Poverty is often quoted as the main cause of global food insecurity. Yet, behind the general acception of poverty, there is a number of challenges to food security such as unstable social and political environment, continuing population and consumption growth causing food prices to remain at high level, erratic weather or growing competition for land, water, and energy.

The EU is looking at ways to mitigate the impact of such factors on those who are particularly vulnerable to it. The EU does it by trying to link in a better way its development and humanitarian policies. It programs its actions with the aim of building up the resilience of populations prone to hunger crises. The EU is also at the forefront of the modernisation of food assistance, by promoting the use of a variety of tools - including cash and vouchers - and helping to preserve the sustainability of local farmers. In this regard, the EU has negotiated a new Food Assistance Convention, which now needs to be signed by a number of States in order to make international assistance more efficient and donors more accountable. The EU also addresses great importance to nutrition in particular for children under five years, who suffer greatly and permanently from the consequences of undernutrition: supporting nutrition is crucial to feed future generations.
Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome
Senior Scientist and Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs and Secretary, CEB - Chief Executives Board, United Nations Organization, New York
Managing Director, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Kristalina GEORGIEVA

Chief Executive Officer, IBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IDA - International Development Association, Washington; former Vice-President for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission, Brussels

1986 Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Thesis: Environmental Protection Policy and Economic Growth in the USA
1977-1993 Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia
1987-1988 Research Fellow, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
1991 Visiting Professor, University of the South Pacific, Fiji; and Australian National University. Lectured on Economies in Transition
1992 Consultant, Environomics and Merser Management Consulting Inc, Environmental policy services for Central and Eastern Europe
1993-1997 Environmental Economist/Senior Environmental Economist, Environment Division, Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
1997-1998 Sector Manager, Environment, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group
1998-1999 Sector Director, Environment and Social Development, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank Group
2000-2004 Director, Environment Department, The World Bank Group
2004-2007 Director and Resident Representative of the Russian Federation, The World Bank Group, Moscow
2007-2008 Director, Strategy and Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank Group
2008-2010 Vice President and Corporate Secretary, The World Bank Group
2010-2014 European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response, Brussels
since 2014 European Commission Vice-President in charge of Budget and Human Resources, Brussels
since 2015 Co-chair of UN Secretary General High Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing

M. A. Marco DE PONTE

Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome

  Eight years on the national Board and its committees
  Six years Vice-chairperson and Amnesty International Italy including as key spokesperson, Rome
  Chairperson national General Assembly, Amnesty International, Rome
1996-1999 Several years as Regional coordinator in North East Italy, Amnesty International
1999-2000 General Human Rights Coordinator & Albania desk, INTERSOS - Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus, Rome
2002-2011 International Director - Europe, New Countries, ActionAid, Milan and Rome
since 2011 Secretary General, ActionAid Italy, Rome

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael HAUSER

Senior Scientist and Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

  Studies in Agro-ecology: Vienna and Reading
2001-2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna: Coordination of numerous Development Projects in Asia and Africa
since 2009 Director, CDR - Centre for Development Research, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
since 2013 President, AGRINATURA - The European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development

Dr. Thomas STELZER

Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs and Secretary, CEB - Chief Executives Board, United Nations Organization, New York

 Previous to this appointment, Mr. Stelzer served as Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations Office in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Preparatory Commission.
 Mr. Stelzer held a number of diplomatic and international posts, including Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission, Deputy Director of the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York and Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York.
 He was the Austrian Delegate to the Committee for Disarmament and International Security (First Committee) of the General Assembly and Representative to the governing bodies of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
 Mr. Stelzer was President of the UNIDO Industrial Development Board from 2005-2006, Chair of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission in 2003 and Facilitator and Chair of the Vienna Terrorism Symposiums in 2002 and 2007. He also served as a Vice-Chair of the Second Conference of States Parties of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, which he had also co-negotiated.
 His academic pursuits have included services as lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Vienna University, as well as guest lectures at SAIS Bologna.

Mag. Brigitte ÖPPINGER-WALCHSHOFER

Managing Director, ADA - Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

1974-1980 Student, Vienna University of Economy and Business, Vienna
1981-1981 Student, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
1982-1983 Diplomatic Academy Vienna
since 1983 Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1983-1992 Diplomatic postings, Ankara, Paris, Pretoria
1992-1994 Department for the Middle East and Africa, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1994-1997 Director, Unit for Africa South of the Sahara, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1997-2001 Deputy Head of Mission, Austrian Embassy London
2001-2006 Ambassador, Embassy of Austria in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
2005-2006 Permanent Representative to the African Union, Addis Ababa
2006-2007 Head of the Department for Internal Audit, Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, Vienna
since 2007 Managing Director, Austrian Development Agency, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

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