Lynn Brown is a post graduate trained economist specialized in gender, food and nutrition policy, social protection, agriculture and rural development. She has extensive experience in Africa and Asia, including 2 years in Bangladesh managing the World Bank’s nutrition portfolio. She has managed and led numerous multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and/or policymakers. She was the first Chief Economist of the World Food Program and enjoyed a long career at the World Bank. She is now an independent consultant, and is senior adviser to the CEO of Se4all and Special Representative of the UN Secretary General with respect to the Global Panel on Agriculture, Food Systems and Nutrition, and a representative to this Panel. She is also senior adviser to Harvestplus, the AU Program for Aflatoxin Control in Africa(PACA) and chairs the Global Donor Platform for Rural development’s Agriculture and Nutrition workstream. She is an author of numerous research papers, book chapters, and co-editor of a book on gender and structural adjustment.