Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR) - FAO
Adj. Prof. Dr. Hildegard Lingnau is the Executive Secretary of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation (GFAR), a network of network with more than 900 institutional members from 13 constituencies, all actors interested in the transformation of the agri-food system.
She brings 33 years of work experience in institutions and countries all over the world: with leading think tanks, with governments and with international organizations (OECD, WFP, FAO).
Hildegard qualified as a Professor (Habilitation) and holds a PhD (Dr.rer.pol.) and a Masters (Diplom). All in all she studied at five different prestigious universities.
She is a board member of relevant global (CGIAR System Council, UNU INRA, TAP et al.) and regional networks (APAARI, AARINENA et al.) and recently served on the High Level Advisory Panel (HLAP) of the CGIAR to guide CGIAR’s leadership in strengthening engagement with partners from the Global South.