Videos: Interviews

Interview with Ada Osakwe – GLF Bonn 2018

5 Dec 2018

Ada Osakwe is the Chief Executive of Agrolay Ventures, an investment firm dedicated to growing the agricultural and food sector in Africa. Osakwe has served as the Senior Investment Adviser to Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, advising the minister on all agriculture investment-related activities involving private sector investors, and led investment […]

Interview with Yacouba Sawadogo – GLF Bonn 2018

5 Dec 2018

Yacouba Sawadogo is known as “the man who stopped the desert”. Born around 1946 in the province of Yatenga in Northern Burkina Faso, and after attending Koranic school in Mali, Sawadogo returned to Yatenga to work as a salesman at a local market. Severe droughts in the region around 1980 marked a turning point in […]

Interview with Stefan Schmitz – GLF Bonn 2018

5 Dec 2018

Stefan Schmitz is Deputy Director-General and Commissioner for the “One World – No Hunger” Initiative at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn. For the last eight years he has been leading the rural development, agriculture and food security work at BMZ. From 2007 until 2009 he worked as senior […]

Interview with Tony Rinaudo – GLF Bonn 2018

4 Dec 2018

Known formally as World Vision’s Natural Resources Management Specialist, but known more famously as The Forest Maker, Tony Rinaudo helped transform millions of hectares of dry land in Niger. For many people, Tony is certainly an environmental hero, after making a positive impact on food security, and environmental sustainability and resilience for thousands of vulnerable […]

Interview with Jyotsna Puri – GLF Bonn 2018

4 Dec 2018

As head of the Independent Evaluation Unit at the Green Climate Fund (GCF), it is Dr. Jyotsna Puri’s job to ensure that this financial institution is accountable and open to continuous learning. The fund is part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and helps developing countries limit or reduce their emissions and […]

Interview with H.E. Siti Nurbaya – GLF Bonn 2018

4 Dec 2018

Siti Nurbaya obtained her PhD in Environmental Science in 1998 from a joint program between Bogor Agricultural University and Siegen University, Germany. She began her career as a government officer at Lampung Provincial Government in 1981 and a few years later was appointed as the Deputy Head of Provincial Development Planning Office. In 1998 she […]