Haleama Al Sabbah
Chair of Health Sciences Department Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
Associate Professor and Chair of Health Sciences Department at Zayed University in Dubai. I completed my Ph.D in Public Health Nutrition (Ph.D in Medical Sciences) in 2008 from the Faculty of Medicine, Gent University, Belgium. Awarded a doctoral scholarship from Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC). My Ph.D study was part of the National Study of the Palestinian Health Behaviors in School-aged Children (HBSC-2004). Fulbright Senior Visiting Scholar and did Post-Doctoral studies in Public Health and Nutrition at Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Center, Tufts University, Boston, USA from 2011 to 2012. Served as the director of Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, An-Najah University, Palestine from 2009 to 2013. Published numerous number of articles in scientific journals and served as an editorial board member and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Participated in many conferences, courses and research studies in all over the world, including Europe, USA, Canada, West Africa and some Arab countries.
My first degree in Public Health Nutrition from the Faculty of Medicine/ Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) in 1990. I worked as a nutritionist in a number of hospitals in Amman, Jordan and then at Amman University. From 1995 to 1998, I worked at the Red Crescent Society Maternity Hospital in Ramallah. In 1997, awarded a scholarship for postgraduate masters-level study in Public Health at the Community Health Institute, Birzeit University, Palestine. In 1998, awarded scholarship for a Master of Philosophy in International Community Health and Nutrition in the Faculty of Medicine at Oslo University, Norway. My Master’s thesis title was “Diabetes Self-Management in Rural Palestinian Community.
Luis Gonzalez Vaque
Director of Food and Agrarian Policies, Spain
Founder Chairman - M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai,India
Senior Res. Fellow, Nigeria
Mohamed A. El-Esawi
Associate Professor, Egypt
Genetics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Molecular Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Plant-Microbe Interaction, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
Joint Director at National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development, India
Dr. Shachi Joshi is working as Joint Director at National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development, functioning under NITI Aayog, Govt. of India. She holds a Ph.D. Degree in Economics with specialization in Agricultural Economics .She has obtained training in Monitoring & Evaluation from “International Training in Development Evaluation (IPDET)” organized by the World Bank and Carleton University in Canada. She has over 25 years of experience of Research in the areas of Agriculture, Vocational Training and Skill Development, Monitoring & Evaluation and Human Resource Planning. She is a teaching faculty and Coordinator of Certificate Programme in Monitoring & Evaluation organized for the participants of Developing Countries and for the Officials of State Government of India.Her recent publication in the field of Agriculture is Technology Transfer to the Farmers and Role of KVKs,Published in “Reflecting on India’s Development Employment, Skill and Health” (ed) NILERD, Springer, 2018.
Nuno Vieira E Brito
Associate Professor of Health and Animal Production, Portugal
Associate Professor of Health and Animal Production at Agrarian Hight School at Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. He has received his B.Sc. from Veterinary School, Lisbon Technical University and M.Sc. of Animal Production from International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, Zaragoza, Spain and PhD in Veterinary Sciences from University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, in Portugal. Coordinator and member of the Centre for Research and Development in Agri-food Systems and Sustainability. Served as Vice-President of Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal from 2007 to 2011 and General Director of the Food and Veterinary General Directorate, from 2011 to 2013. Member of the Portuguese Government, as Secretary of State of Food and Agri-food Research, from 2013to 2015. Adviser of companies, municipalities and governments in the area of food and agriculture. Published numerous books, chapters and articles in scientific journals and served as an editorial board member and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. Coordinated and participated in many conferences, courses and research studies and received several awards and grants.
Food Safety, Food Security, Autochthonous Products, Traceability, Geographical Indications, Waste Management, Public Health, Animal Health, Genetics, Animal Production, Agriculture and Food Studies, Food and Internationalization.