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. 

Naouar Labidi

Senior Global Food Security Adviser
Ms. Naouar Labidi joined the global Food Security Cluster in June 2020 as Senior Food Security Adviser.  She brings to the position two decades of operational humanitarian experience, working mainly in East, West, and Southern Africa as well as in the Middle East and Central Asia, covering emergency and recovery setups managing food assistance programmes and dealing with issues related to needs assessments, coordination and inter-agency collaboration.   She has been serving in the Emergency Operations Division at the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters in Rome since 2016, and prior to that in various roles based in the field.  She has also worked with non-governmental organizations.   Ms. Labidi holds a Master of Econometrics from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France.

Cristina Majorano

Global Food Security/Programme & Policy Officer
Italian national, Cristina holds an undergraduate degree in public administration (Bocconi University, Italy) and a master in development economics (University of East Anglia, UK). Cristina has worked for 12 years for NGOs, both in emergency and development contexts, and both in the field and in the HQ. Eclectic professional, her field experience ranges from needs assessment and programme planning, to coordination, monitoring and evaluation, as well as programme support functions, while her thematic expertise includes food assistance and livelihoods support, but also nutrition, health, WASH and protection. She has been deployed to Sudan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kenya, DRC, Chad and Jordan, and more recently supported operations in Ethiopia, Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Yemen. Cristina is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Beside languages, Cristina enjoys nature in all its forms, traveling, music and dancing. She has joined the gFSC team in February 2020. 

Damien Joud

Programme 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.

Davide Rossi

Global Food Security Cluster Programme Officer
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.

Esther Kami Makabe

Food Security Information Management Specialist, (COVID19)
Esther is a Kenyan national, with a background in geography and environmental risk management. She started her humanitarian career in 2012 as a GIS specialist in Somalia, supporting information management for natural resources as well as drought and flood emergency response. She has since lived and served in different IM capacities in Germany and Bangkok ( supporting the Asia-Pacific regions). She is excited to join the gFSC and looks forward to meeting the team.

Giulia Lazzari

Office 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.

Gwenaelle Luc

Food Security and Nutrition Specialist - SDG2 monitoring
Gwenaelle is a social anthropologist focused on the drivers of child undernutrition as a starting point to improve the relevance and effectiveness of nutrition sensitive and livelihoods programs in a variety of contexts.  She worked 12 years for different INGOs (Action contre la Faim, International Medical Corps, Concern..), in Chad, Mali, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Niger, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Haïti,  Ethiopia, and Senegal. The last four years, she was based in Paris as Nutrition causal analysis (Link NCA) advisor for Action Contre la Faim. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Center at TUFTS University, working on seasonal drivers of undernutrition in drylands .  Gwenaelle is working on the EU project of the Global Network against Food Crisis as Food security and Nutrition expert with a specific expertise in M&E.

Lisa Ratcliffe

Communications and Advocacy Officer
Lisa Ratcliffe is a UK national, born and raised in Belgium and is the new Advocacy and Communications officer for the gFSC. She previously worked at FAO for four years, first for the Communications Division as a writer and editor, followed by the Emergencies Division on reporting and outreach for Eastern and Southern Africa, where she travelled extensively on surge support and emergency missions. Prior to joining the UN system she worked as a journalist in London on global gas markets, as creative copywriter for an advertising agency also in London, and for six years as translator and communications officer for NATO HQ in Brussels.  She speaks French, Spanish and Italian, has an MA in psychology and literature and joined the gFSC in May 2020.

Louis Parker

Information Mgt & Reporting Officer
Louis Parker has experience using geospatial analysis and technologies to address challenges relating to Food Security and Disaster Risk Reduction. He first began his career in conservation, providing GIS and database support to the Zoological Society of London and to the Atlantic Whale Foundation. He then moved into agricultural research and development, joining the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), where he worked from HQ in Cali, Colombia, before being deployed to the Asia region where he helped develop and implement projects supporting small holder farmers. His focus was on capacity strengthening, trainings, participatory GIS and land use change, crop suitability mapping and modelling, climate change impact assessment for agricultural systems and food security, and vulnerability and hotspot assessments. More recently Louis was deployed by IMMAP, an NGO focused on Information Management to support the Food Security and Health Sector’s emergency response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Louis is an avid Tottenham Hotspurs FC supporter and remains hopeful they will win the premier league sometime in the next three decades; when not making maps and dashboards, he enjoys walking, swimming, playing table tennis and hanging out with friends and family. Louis Parker holds an MSc in Water: Science and Governance from King’s College London and a Bachelor degree in Geography from the University of Nottingham.

Lubna Alqaryouti

Information management and geographic information system 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.

Militezegga Abduk Mustafa

Food Security and Nutrition Specialist
Militezegga Abduk Mustafa is an Ethiopian and Eritrean National. She holds a bachelor and master’s degree in development economics. She is currently undertaking a PHD on urban food systems, vulnerability and human rights at the University of Palermo.  Since 2011 she has been working mainly for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) engaged in different facets of policy work in the area of food security and nutrition and the linkages with global food markets, agriculture investment, social protection and broader rural poverty reduction strategies.  She is a lecturer in the Human Nutrition Faculty at the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome where she coordinates and delivers the course on Global Policy for Food Security and Nutrition. 

Miriam Garofalo

Business Support 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.

Pardie Karamanoukian

Programme Officer (FSC/IMO)
Pardie Karamanoukian, Armenian and Lebanese national, holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics and Development. She comes to the gFSC with several years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector. Her latest deployments with the Food Security Cluster were in Sudan (2019), Myanmar (2017-2018) and Lebanon (2015-2017). She is fluent in Arabic, English, French and Armenian.  As part of the gFSC, Pardie will be working as FSC/IMO surge capacity expert.

Riccardo Suppo

Programme Policy Officer (Global Network against food crisis Partnership programme)
Riccardo Suppo, studied economic development studies in the LSE and UN-ILO and has 15 years emergency field experience in Africa, Central America and Middle east and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese . Riccardo has worked in emergency settings in a variety of roles from Head of sub office in Colombia to Head of VAM in Iraq to Food security cluster coordinator in South Sudan and Country Director for an NGO in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010, in 2011 for the Food Crisis Response in Sahel (Mauritania), in the Philippines, covering the Haiyan Typhoon, and more recently Mozambique for the Idai 2019 hurricane.

Sarah Mokri

Country SDG2 Facilitator, area-based collective planning (CHAD)
Sarah Mokri, French and Moroccan national, holds a master's degree in humanitarian project management as well as a master's degree in anthropology from Lyon II University in France. She is backed by ten years of professional experience in different structures, governmental and non-governmental organizations, notably the French Ministry of foreign affairs and several NGOs in Mauritania, Uganda, South Sudan, and Chad. She has an in-depth knowledge of humanitarian and development programs, civil society support, and the health system in different countries in Africa. In the last three years, she was a Cooperation Attaché in N’Djamena for the French Embassy in Chad. Sarah is the Country SDG2 Facilitator, area-based collective planning in CHAD.

Wenceslas Ntumba

Food Security Information Management Specialist
Citizen of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Wenceslas Ntumba have several years of experience in Information Management Systems, GIS, Naturals resources and Agricultures at National and International level. Before joining the gFSC, he worked for 2 years as IMO for Food Security Cluster in Mali, in Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar) to support humanitarian response to the Rohingya with IOM as IMO for the WASH cluster, at Logistics Cluster (WFP-DRC) as GIS Officer and Information & Knowledge Management (IMKM) between 2011-2017 and for WFP in the Philippines between 2013-2014 during response to Typhoon Haiyan. Wenceslas has extensive knowledge of cluster coordination mechanisms, food security analysis, capacity building, data collection and GIS as to support better decision making. He holds a master’s degree in Natural Disaster Management from University of Liège, Belgium and a degree in Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Management) from university of Kinshasa, DRC.