New public policy advisor appointed at the Foodgrains Bank

Monday, July 16, 2018

Naomi Johnson of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been appointed public policy advisor at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (Photo: Submitted)

Naomi Johnson has been appointed public policy advisor at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, focusing on funding to help people in developing countries adapt to climate change, particularly smallholder farmers.

Johnson brings a strong background in research and public engagement to the role. Most recently, Johnson worked in the public engagement department at the Foodgrains Bank where she gained in-depth understanding of the organization and its work engaging Canadian audiences on the topic of hunger.

Her previous experience includes public engagement work with the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, research and project coordination on climate change in Canada’s North through the Northern Sustainable Prosperity Initiative, and food security work for a non-profit organization in Nepal.

She holds bachelor degrees in environmental science and international development, and a Master’s degree in development practice.

Johnson will be based in Winnipeg and began transitioning into her new role last month.