Barbara Macdonald begins new role in September
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Macdonald as Senior Policy Advisor.
Macdonald comes to the Foodgrains Bank after seven years as Director of Performance Measurement and Research with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition in Geneva. Prior to that she worked for seven years with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as a senior nutrition advisor, and two years before that as a food and nutrition advisor with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
In her new role, Macdonald will take the lead in food aid and social protection policy work for the Foodgrains Bank. She will also explore ways to better integrate nutrition into the Foodgrains Bank’s food aid and agricultural development activities.
Macdonald holds a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Manitoba in Human Ecology, Foods and Nutrition, and a doctorate from McGill University in Human Nutrition. Her research has taken her to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, where she lived for several years working on food systems and nutrition.
Macdonald, who is from Winnipeg, is a member of the United Church of Canada.
She replaces Stuart Clark, who is retiring from the Foodgrains Bank after 14 years.
Macdonald begins her new appointment 10 September 2012.