Panel Discussion – A focus on Africa – Partenering for food security
Dominique Burgeon has 25 years of professional experience, including in various leadership positions with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Since November 2012, he has served as director of FAO’s Emergency and Resilience Division, and also leads the FAO Corporate Strategic Programme on increasing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods to threats and crises. He has extensive experience in humanitarian and development assistance, including through his most recent field assignment as FAO Representative in Bangladesh, where he oversaw one of FAO’s largest country programs, putting into practice the concepts of disaster risk management for food and nutrition security. Burgeon has also served in Syria and at UN Headquarters in New York. He began his career with the French Agriculture Social Protection System (MSA).
Burgeon holds an M.Sc. in agricultural engineering and a post-graduate degree in international relations and European integration.