SDG2 Hub Secretariat
The SDG2 Hub Secretariat executes the day to day activities of the SDG2 Hub as well as coordinates the engagement of its Champions, the Bridge, and broader membership.
Paul Newnham, Director
Paul Newnham comes to the SDG2 Advocacy Hub following 15 years at World Vision International where he was responsible for campaigning, advocacy, communications and youth mobilisation.
He leads the way with a new and innovative approach to tackling hunger, which focused on youth and livelihoods in East Africa. This approach sought to bridge the divide between programmes and mobilisation and was subsequently implemented in several countries.
Paul is passionate about bringing new voices to the Global Goals conversations, particularly around zero hunger and in his role as coordinator at the SDG2 Advocacy Hub, he is committed to ensuring that members have the support and resources they need to work collaboratively and achieve SDG2 by 2030.
✉️: firstname.lastname@example.org : @paulnewnham
Rosie Cowper, Policy & Campaigning Officer (Nutrition)
Rosie Cowper has a BA International Relations and Development from the University of Sussex and a MSc Public Health from the University of Sheffield. In the last two years at the SDG2 Hub Secretariat, Rosie has transitioned from Advocacy Intern to Team Support Coordinator to her current post as Policy & Campaigning Officer. In this role, Rosie helps to curate content showcasing SDG2 initiatives and campaigns and amplify this work through the SDG2 Advocacy Hub social media platforms. Rosie speaks English and Spanish. Get in touch with Rosie:
Barbara Wachter, Communications Officer
Prior to joining the SDG2 Advocacy Hub as a Communications Officer, Barbara Wachter worked at the grassroots foreign affairs think tank “foraus”, at the Swiss Mission to the UN, the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi, and as Research Assistant at the ETH Zurich. She holds a BA in Political Science, International Law and Farsi from the University of Zurich, and a MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics. In her role at the SDG2 Hub, Barbara supports the Chefs’ Manifesto project and helps amplify SDG2 initiatives and campaigns through the Hub’s social media platforms. Barbara speaks English, German, French, Farsi and Spanish.
Asma Lateef, Policy and Advocacy Lead (agriculture)
Asma Lateef has extensive experience in policy advocacy and coalition building. She most recently served as director of Bread for the World Institute, where she was responsible for implementing the Institute's policy analysis, education and advocacy on issues related to hunger, food security, nutrition and poverty. She previously served as interim executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger and director of policy and programs at Citizens for Global Solutions.
Asma currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement representing the SUN Civil Society Network and co-chairs the US-based International Financial Institutions Working Group and US SDSN's Zero Hunger Pathways Project. Asma holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Maryland, a post-graduate diploma in economics from the London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree in geography from McGill University.
In her role as Policy and Advocacy Lead, with a focus on agriculture, Asma will work with key actors in the SDG2 space to strengthen alignment between nutrition and agriculture to achieve SDG2 and Good Food For All.
✉️: email@example.com @asmalateef
Keren Allen, Project Officer
Keren Allen brings more than 20 years’ experience of working alongside people, in both management, coaching, mentoring and leadership roles. Keren has focussed her career on education, community and international development, working in project and programme management as well as supporting vulnerable people build lives of their choosing. A firm believer in removing barriers that prevent people from making choices for themselves, Keren seeks to learn through actively listening and working with people to achieve a shared future. With degrees in Anthropology, English, Secondary Teaching, International and Community Development, and a Certificate in Therapeutic Mentoring, Keren’s knowledge and practical experience in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Mexico, Kenya and Malawi, brings a deep breadth of experience to her role as Project Officer for the Hub Secretariat.