The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Danny is a Senior Scientist with the CGIAR with over 25 years’ experience working in more than 30 countries on agri-food systems, agrobiodiversity and plant genetic resources to better understand the interactions between biodiversity, food, health and nutrition and environment. He has extensive project management experience as team leader of global projects funded by the GEF EU and other donors. He was the Global Project Coordinator of the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition (BFN) initiative, formally recognized as one of the key agri-food innovations of the CGIAR over the last 50 years. Danny has a PhD in Agriculture from the University of Sydney and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Sydney and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Sustainable Agriculture at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is an Associate of the Climate Ready Initiative, Griffith University, Australia and Advisory Board Member of TIP – the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty. He was a lead author of the Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a State of Knowledge Review report, and is a member of WHO/IUCN Expert Working Group on Biodiversity, Climate, One Health and Nature-based Solutions.