Perspectives Volume 40, Number 1 - Page 27

IFDC and VFRC Board Updates Margaret Catley-Carlson Agnes M. Kalibata Rhoda Peace Tumusiime Marco Ferroni Margaret CatleyCarlson, member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, was a keynote speaker at the World WaterTech North America Summit in Toronto. She discussed “Water Security and the Global Water Agenda.” As a Program Advisory Member of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, CatleyCarlson visited Northern Pakistan to learn firsthand about the implications of accelerated glacial melt on mountain agriculture and the safety of mountain communities. She has been a member of the IFDC board since 2006. Agnes M. Kalibata, IFDC board member since 2008, was recently named president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Kalibata attended the Africa Forum on Inclusive Economies in Nairobi, Kenya, where she stated: “Without transforming the agriculture sector and investing in it, rapid and inclusive growth in Africa will re