About FSC

Meet the Global Support Team

Bruno Minjauw

global Food Security Cluster Coordinator
Mr Bruno Minjauw, a Belgian citizen, has more than 27 years of field experience. He holds a Ph.D. in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics from the University of Reading in UK,  a Bachelor's Degree in Agronomy, Zoology, Animal Production, and Rural Economy from the “Institut Provincial D'Enseignement Supérieur Agricole et Technique", (Ath, Belgium) with a specialization in Parasitology and Tropical Livestock Production System from the “Institut De Medecine Tropicale Prince” (Anvers, Belgium). As the Coordinator of the food security sector, Mr Bruno Minjauw has redefined the Terms of Reference of the sector to enhance the collaboration with WFP, include the responsibilities the Ministries of Agriculture and Social Affairs and reinforce the link between  food availability, nutrition and food security policy interventions. His goals include strengthening the operational structure at country level in close cooperation and coordination with government officials of the different line Ministries, UN agencies and other NGO and donor partners involved in development and humanitarian activities, and to represent FAO at UN fora and other development and humanitarian meetings with FAO partners. 

Damien Joud

Program Officer
Damien holds a master in agronomy (Ecole Supérieure de Purpan, Toulouse, France).  He joined the gFSC team in Rome in March 2019.  He has more than sixteen years of experience in humanitarian response in the field, mainly in the food security & livelihoods sectors with International NGOs (CARE, Action Against Hunger/ACF, Solidarites International, RedR UK, CAFOD, HelpAge International), and UN (FAO and WFP) in various contexts (conflicts, refugee/IDP, natural disaster – tsunami, floods, earthquake, waterlogging and cholera outbreak), and countries (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Niger, UK, Haiti, Myanmar, Guinea, Gambia, Serbia, Fiji). He worked with the FSC in Bangladesh as the cluster coordinator from 2015 to 2018, at national level and in Cox’s Bazar.

Jerry Bailey

Senior Programme Policy Officer
Jerry joined the gFSC in August 2017. He has previously worked with WFP in a broad range of positions to include WFP/WTOS Project Director, Deputy Country Director, Operations Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Head of Programme, Refugee Coordinator, Flight Coordinator, and secondment to UNISOM as Head of Logistics. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Law degree.

Valentina Giorda

Programme Advisor
Valentina is the focal point for surge and support to Country Clusters within the Global Support Team. Before joining the gFSC team in HQ, Valentina has been the Food Security Cluster Coordinator in Iraq and in the Central African Republic. Valentina has previously worked for the Emergency and Rehabilitation Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, where she has been an Emergency Operations Officer since 2010, serving in Haiti, Burkina Faso and the Central African Republic. 

Ryan Freeman

Needs Assessments and Analysis Expert
Ryan has worked as the with the FSC in Iraq as the National Coordinator and both Coordinator and IMO in WoS South Turkey and before the UN with the IFRC on climate change, DRR, urban DRR and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He is joining the gFSC to support the Joint Inter Sector Analysis Framework (JIAF) as the GCCG Assessment focal point. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Social Change and Development from the University of NewCastle, Australia. He speaks English and French and is currently based in Rome, Italy. 

Davide Rossi

Programme Consultant
Davide holds a Master degree in Social Sciences (Paris 8), and one in Political Science (Roma TRE), with a special focus on human rights & international relations. He has worked in the humanitarian sector since 2008, working for NGOs and UNs (WFP and FAO) mainly in the field of food security, livelihoods and nutrition. He has been deployed to various countries and crisis – both conflict and natural disasters related - in the middle east (oPt, Whole of Syria, Turkey), Cox’s Bazar (Rohingya emergency) and DPR Korea. He worked as Food Security Cluster coordinator from 2014 to 2018, and has joined the gFSC team in Rome in September 2019. He is fluent in English and French.

Walter Leoni

Graphic Designer / Visual Communication
Walter holds a Degree in Graphic Arts and a Specialization in Marketing and Business. He has spent over a decade in the graphic field, working on a wide range of project and clients, nationally and Internationally. Before joining WFP he was an Art Director for a large Media Company. Experienced in both print and web, his main strength is his adaptability, he is able to jump easily from being a graphic designer, photographer, social media expert, or marketing specialist. He's a creative thinker that likes bringing ideas to life. When he's away from design, he enjoys sports, socializing and traveling. He's pleased and excited to join WFP and looks forward to collaborate with every member of the Food Security Cluster Team.

Mattia Pinzone

GIS Officer
Mattia has been working with WFP since 2010 as GIS Officer for Logistics Cluster and Emergency Preparedness and Response Division, focused on emergency mapping and capacity building. Mattia has also spent 1 year (2013) as Information Management Officer in the Regional Emergency Coordinator’s office for the Syria Crisis, supporting the 6 countries, the Logistics Cluster and the Food Security Sector in Turkey. He joined the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) in April 2016 as GIS focal point and data analyst.

Nancy Alvarez

Senior Administrative Assistant
Nancy joined the FSC in August 2013 to support the administrative work of the team.  She has worked with the WFP since 1996,  mostly in the areas of Administration, HR, Procurement and Finance. In 1998, Nancy also had the opportunity to experience of the hard and dedicated work in the field during the natural disaster Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. Nancy enjoys assisting the work of the FSC.

Gael Leloup

Information Management Officer
Gael has worked in the humanitarian sector since 2010 working for the UN, at HQ and field level. In Geneva, within the Department of Operations and Emergencies of the International Organization for Migration, he was part of the rapid response team which he helped to set up the Displacements Tracking Matrix program (DTM) in Central and West Africa, the Caribbeans and South Asia. Thanks to numerous deployments in the contexts of conflict and natural disasters but also to the support provided remotely, he developed strong technical skills related to data collection exercice and analysis. Most recently, he has worked in Haiti as DTM Program Manager, in Bangladesh with IOM and with OCHA in Burkina Faso as Information Management officer. Gael holds a Master’s degree in Digital Communication of Organizations and is fluent in English and French.

Miriam Garofalo

Administrative Assistant
Italian national with a Master’s degree in Liaison Interpreting, with WFP since 2013. Prior to joining the Food Security Cluster she worked with the Executive Board Secretariat, the Supply Chain Planning and Cash-Based Transfers Units and the Sourcing Unit (which included the Shipping and Food Procurement Units), providing business support for HR, travel, procurement, timekeeping and events management. When far from the office, she’s a nature and animal entrhusiast, interested in farming techniques, and more specifically in Permaculture and other alternative farming methods, seed and soil conservation.

Giulia Lazzari

Administrative Assistant
Giulia has four years of experience as Conference Staff, in particular in assisting CPAC Secretariat, Interpreters Group, FAO Council/Conference and other events. Giulia is from Italy and has a Master Degree in International Cooperation and Development.

Lubna Alqaryouti

GIS and IMO officer
Lubna studied Natural Resources and Environment at Jordan University of Science and Technology, and hold a Masters in Watershed Management and Eco-hydrology in addition to GIS graduate certificate from University of Arizona in the United States. She worked for different governmental and international organizations starting with the Ministry of Agriculture as the Head of the Information Section, The Hashemite Fund for Development of Jordan Badia (HFDJB) as a GIS Expert, The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) as Research Assistant for soil and water conservation (IWLMP), and most recently as a Project Coordinator at IUCN ROWA (International Union for the Conservation of Nature- Regional office of west Asia), a Technical Advisor at GIZ and GIS programme associate in M&E and VAM unit at WFP in Jordan Country office. Lubna contributed to and authored many environmental and agricultural related reports and strategies.