Invited speakers for the opening ceremony

Brian Walker

President of the Resilience Alliance Board

John Kabayo

Coordinator of the Drought Resilience Platform, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, Horn of Africa

Jean-Pierre Halkin

Head of Unit on Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid

Cees Wittebrood

Head of Unit Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ECHO.B.3 - East, West and Southern Africa, Indian Ocean

Jean-Marc Châtaigner

Directeur général adjoint de la Mondialisation, du Développement et des Partenariats, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Invited speakers for plenary dialogs

Johan Rockström

is Professor in Environmental Science with emphasis on water resources and global Sustainability at Stockholm University, and the Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre

Melissa Leach

is a social anthropologist specialising in environmental and science-society issues and is the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex

Terry Hughes

Professor, is an ARC Federation Fellow at James Cook University (JCU) and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

Fikret Berkes

is Distinguished Professor and Canada Research Chair Natural Resources Institute University of Manitoba, Canada.

Neil Adger

is Professor in Geography. He teaches, supervises graduate students, and researches in the areas of environmental geography, ecological and institutional economics, and global environmental change.

Luca Alinovi

is the Officer-in-Charge and Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordinator of the Food Agricultural Organization of the United Nations