Meet the Team
I'm Graham Farmer, the Global Coordinator of the Food Security Cluster. I have worked before as an academic in the UK, followed by spells with the FEWS Project, FAO and WFP. Much of my work has been from postings in Eastern and Southern Africa. In my spare time I enjoy ornithology and genealogy.
I am Marjolaine Greentree, and just joined gFSC after 13 months in Kabul. Before that, I have worked with emergencies for ICRC, OCHA, UNICEF and FAO in many countries, mostly in Africa. My latest assignments were in Ethiopia and DRC, before that Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Bosnia, and many others.
I'm Romain Sirois. I joined the team as Programme Adviser with the aim to contribute to an improved humanitarian response, from a food security cluster’s perspective. Academically, I have developed skills in Development Studies, Latin American Studies and Spanish, as well as Social Sciences. My previous life with the World Food Programme (WFP) before joining the team has been multi-functional ranging from Programme, M&E and evaluation, in addition to heading sub-offices and working as deputy Country Director. I was also seconded to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva (OHCHR) for 2,5 years. It is very refreshing to look at food security in humanitarian contexts from a lens, actually a wide angle, which involves all stake holders and intervention type, including food assistance, agriculture and livelihood in a coordinated manner.
Hi, I’m Yvonne Klynman.
I joined the Food Security Cluster team in 2011 as a Program Adviser. I am seconded from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. I joined the IFRC in 2001. Before then, I worked with CARE International in Vietnam, Jordan, Iraq and Sierra Leone. I have also worked a lot with the Sphere Project and on quality standards and codes of conduct for humanitarian organisations. My background is in international human rights law and social anthropology.
I’m Kristiina Juutinen. I work as the Information Management Officer and also coordinate the FSC’s Cluster Coordinator and Information Manager trainings. Having previously worked as a wine journalist as well as for the NGO sector, I joined the WFP in 2011.
Paolo is a specialist in GIS, Information Management and Data Management. He is a professional geologist, specialised in water resources, who joined the UN in 1992 working in the field of the computer applications applied to water resources. From 1999 he started joining humanitarian missions in the Balkans and in Africa and then he worked for WFP-VAM until 2004, when he joined UN/OCHA in many overseas mission related to humanitarian emergencies, as information manager. He joined the global Food Security Cluster in 2011 as programme Advisor for information management.
I'm Vanessa Bonsignore. I have been working with the cluster since May 2011 and have found this experience truly rewarding because of our close contact with the field and our partners in NGO and other international and UN agencies. I help out with a wide variety of work ranging from regular correspondences with partners concerning monthly teleconferences, working groups and trainings to the facilitation of Annual Meetings and editing of reports, terms of reference and standard operating procedures. This experience has also enabled me to reinforce my studies in development economics and international relations.
My name is Anna Murphy. I work with the FSC as the Admin/HR/Procurement focal point since January 2011. I have worked with WFP since 1990, mainly in the Administrative/HR sectors of the programme. Approx. 9 out of the 21 years with WFP I have spent in the field. During my service in difficult and hazardous duty stations I have collaborated closely with other UN agencies, NGOs and IFRC, particularly in Bukavu and Goma, and therefore appreciate the importance of the Food Security Cluster in the humanitarian context.