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Sylvie Wabbes

Resilience Advisor, Emergency and Resilience Office, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Agronomist, from University of Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium, with more than 30 years of professional experience in development, humanitarian, climate and environmental management.

Working in FAO for more than 15 years, on emergency and resilience for agriculture and food- based livelihoods systems with most vulnerable and fragile countries.

Together with public-private and community partners, supports FAO strategic programme and positioning on multiple and colliding risks, impacts and emergencies from disaster, climate change, food chain threats and epidemics (including COVID-19) and conflicts, with the aim to build resilient agrifood systems.

Is the co-leader of the UNFCCC Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action-MPGCA and its Climate Resilience Pathways and is engaged in the UN Food System Summit and its Resilience Alliances: the Climate Resilient Food System Alliance; the Resilient Local Food Supply Chain Allianceand the Fighting Food Crisis along the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus Coalition.

Worked previously on environmental and community development issues in Africa region based in Zambia and in Kenya, with World-Wildlife Fund, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the European Commission.