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Speaker : Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD

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Executive Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age and Canada Hub Director, Future Earth

Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD is currently the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Canada Hub Director for Future Earth. As of May 1st, 2023, she will be the new CEO of CIFOR-ICRAF and Director General of World Agroforestry – ICRAF. She is a member of the Capitals Coalition Supervisory Board as well as the Crop Trust Executive Board. Eliane is a Research Professor at Concordia University in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment. Eliane is a Professor of Practice For Public-Private Sector Partnerships at McGill University's Institute for the Study of International Development. She is a member of Rwanda's National Science and Technology Council and Presidential Advisory Council. Eliane is a member of the Impact Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet. She is a co-editor of the 2021 book Building Resilient African Food Systems after COVID-19. Eliane is also on the boards of the Science for Africa Foundation and Genome Canada. Eliane is an invited member of the External Advisory Committee to the Chief Statistician of Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada on Canada's first Census of Environment. Eliane's career path was featured in Forbes in celebration of International Women's Day 2019. She is a recipient of the International Leadership Association's 2022 awards in women and leadership for outstanding practice with broad impact.

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