Get to know the keynote speakers of the WFTO Conference in Delhi, to take place from 9 to 13 November 2017:
Scientist, philosopher, feminist, author, environmentalist and activist for peace, sustainability and social justice. Dr. Vandana Shiva was born in 1952 in Uttarakhand, India. Her father was a conservator of forests, and her mother was a farmer with a deep love for nature. Her parents were staunch supporters of Mahatma Gandhi, who remains a profound influence on her thought. Echoing Gandhi, she says, "I have tried to be the change I want to see."
Devinder Sharma is a distinguished food and trade policy analyst. He is an award-winning Indian journalist, writer and thinker, who is well-known and respected for his views on food and trade policy. Trained as an agricultural scientist, Mr. Sharma worked as a journalist for the Indian Express, one of the largest selling English language dailies in India. He then quit active journalism to research on policy issues concerning sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and intellectual property rights, environment and development, and the implications of the free trade paradigm for developing countries.