Vice Chair, UN Food Systems Summit 2021, Action Track 4: Advance Equitable Livelihoods

Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted appointed as Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health is a world-renowned nutrition expert known for her pioneering work on nutrition-sensitive approaches to fisheries and aquaculture in Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Zambia - among many other countries. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, her research has led to ground-breaking insights and award-winning innovations that have increased access, supply and affordability of diverse and healthy diets with fish andother aquatic foods for millions of vulnerable people living in low-and middle-income countries, particularly women,children, and refugees.

Thilsted is part of the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. She is also the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit Vice Chair for Action Track 4: Advance Equitable Livelihoods.


Global Lead, Nutrition and Public Health