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 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

Programme 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gwenaelle Luc

Food security and Nutrition expert
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

Advocacy and Communications 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.

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.

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.

Pardie Karamanoukian

IMO/Surge Capacity Expert
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.

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.

Wenceslas Ntumba

Information Management Officer
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.