Speakers engaged with us

Here are all of the 2,700+ speakers who have appeared at the GLF’s events since its inception in 2013. From top scientists, economists and Indigenous leaders to entrepreneurs, filmmakers and grassroots activists, discover the diverse array of global voices that have taken to the stage at the world’s leading platform on sustainable land use.

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Founder and Chair
Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation (BJHRF)
Author, Educator, Activist, and Founder
Third Act
Head of Division
Rural Development, Land Rights and Forests of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Sahel Initiatives and the Great Green Wall Accelerator (GGW), Global Mechanism of the UNCCD
Senior Scientist and Project Leader
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
LEAD Foundation
LEAD Foundation
Secretary of Minister of Forest and Environment of Nepal
UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Food and Agriculture Organization
UN Convention on Biological Diversity and the Food and Agriculture Organization
National Facilitator
IRI Colombia
President and Founder
Kamut International
E3 International
E3 International
Senior Programme Officer, Drylands
Director of Operations
University of Alexandria, Egypt
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) Republic of Indonesia
Director of Operations & Partnerships
Hawai‘i Green Growth
Director of the Griffith Climate Change Response Program
Griffith University
Global Food Lead Scientist
Getty Images and National Geographic
Research Manager
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Association of Policy Practitioners
Biologist and an inspiring public intellectual
Assistant Professor of Geography, African Studies, and Anthropology (courtesy)
Penn State
Student majoring in Pre-Veterinary Microbiology and Animal Systems Biotechnology at Montana State University (MSU)
Director, Agriculture and Project Finance
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Martin-Luther-University Halle
Director General, The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Regional director for Latin America
Forest Stewardship Council
Field Manager
SAVE Rivers Network
Project Leader
Head of Forests Programme
BirdLife International
Chief Technical Adviser
Climate Change Early Warning Project
Division of Planning and Cooperation
the Peatland Restoration Agency of Indonesia
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