Florence Egal ECSC2018 Florence Egal

Florence Egal is a Medical Doctor with a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a food security, nutrition and livelihoods expert. She spent most of her career in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and started working on urban-related issues in the early 90s. She eventually became the co-secretary of the Food for Cities initiative in FAO until her retirement from the organization in 2013.
Since then, she has pursued the promotion of sustainable diets and food systems through a variety of networks and initiatives. She co-led the technical assistance team to the municipality of Milan within the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact process and is presently assisting UN-Habitat in the preparation of guiding principles for urban-rural linkages.