HLPE Coordinator

    Évariste Nicolétis is the Coordinator of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), the science-policy interface of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS), since February 2019.
    He is an experienced and internationally acknowledged engineer with strong management skills, who served for over thirty years as a Civil Servant in France, Gabon, Cameroon and the Rome-based UN agencies.

    With a background in agriculture, forestry and water management, Évariste Nicolétis has held various technical supervision and management positions in the operational services of the French Ministry of Agriculture, as well as at the French Forest Service (Office national des forêts - ONF), in mainland France and overseas.

    Évariste also has over ten years of total experience in bilateral and multilateral technical cooperation: African Timber Organization (ATO), land planning in Cameroon, Global Mechanism of the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and now the HLPE.

    Évariste Nicolétis, January 2020

    Project Officer

    Paola Termine is Project Officer for the HLPE, and was also currently part-time Adjunct Professor of the global food economy in the Master programme of Food Studies at the American University of Rome. She has almost 20 years of professional experience at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and at the International Labour Organization (ILO), where she held different positions at headquarters and regional offices managing rural development programs and providing technical policy advice to governments on issues of sustainable agriculture, decent work, migration, value chains and agro-enterprise development. From 2010- 2014 she served as the Secretary of the International Partnership for Cooperation on Child Labor in Agriculture. 

    She is an economist with keen interest and expertise in promoting decent work and rural development as a pathway out of poverty. She has wide experience in policy and strategy development, project formulation, capacity building, research and technical assistance at the nexus of social and agricultural policies. She’s lectured in and developed training programmes with FAO, ILO, the International Training Center of the ILO, and at the Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development (MALED) of the University of Turin, among others. She is author/co-author of several peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, capacity development materials and reports on rural development and labour issues and has formulated several agricultural and rural development projects.   

    Paola Termine holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Policy, Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy; MPhil in Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) Sussex University, UK; MA in Economics, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy. She is a native Italian speaker but is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.