Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Member profile

Mr. Sameer Karki

Organization: FAO
Country: Italy
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I am working on:

Developing a global Food Systems Integrated Program to be funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF) on behalf of FAO, jointly with IFAD.

Sameer Karki is Technical Officer with the FAO-GEF Coordination Unit under the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment of FAO. He has been working at FAO since 2015.

He is currently coordinating the development of global GEF8 Food System Integrated Program on behalf of FAO-GEF. Sameer has over 28 years’ experience in promoting sustainable development project development and implementation. He has previously worked with UNDP, IUCN, Winrock International, ICIMOD and an Australian funded community forestry project in Nepal.  Sameer is a Nepali citizen.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Environment and Development from the University of East Anglia (UK), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Pure and Applied Biology from the University of Oxford (UK).

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    • Dear participants!

      On behalf of the Program development team, I thank you so much for your responses to our this call for inputs on the draft theory of change and the draft results framework for the GEF8 Food Systems Integrated Program.

      Although we are closing the consultation for now due to approaching deadline for their submission to the GEF, we look forward to your additional inputs in future, as we develop the program further at global and national levels.

      For your information, the following countries have been selected to develop national food systems transformation projects based on expressions of interests submitted by the countries: Argentina, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Eswatini, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Türkiye. These country level projects have selected different sub-sector of food systems as entry points.

      With best wishes to all,

      Sameer Karki

      Facilitator of this online consultation and a Technical Officer of the FAO-GEF Coordination Unit

    • Dear participants,

      Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to respond to our request in providing feedback on the GEF8 Food Systems Integrated Program’s draft Theory of Change and draft results framework. 

      We have been reading your inputs with great interest, and are encouraged to see how well your observations align with and enrich the narrative that we are developing for the Program Framework Document (PFD), which will accompany the theory of change and results framework. 

      We have already started to incorporate your suggestions in the main text of the PFD, while some of the more detailed points will be reflected in the Project Document for the Global Coordination Project of the IP, which will be developed in near future. 

      We look forward to further inputs and suggestions from experts who have not done so yet.

      Sameer Karki, facilitator of this online consultation and a Technical Officer of the FAO-GEF Coordination Unit