Brenda Akwanyi has been working in the field of International Public Health and Nutrition for 17 years in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa region, South East Asia, and the Caribbean with various international non-governmental agencies as well as UNICEF. Her thematic areas of expertise include country and regional level technical leadership and quality oversight in nutrition programming Programme design, implementation and evaluation as well as scale-up of high impact nutrition interventions and multi stakeholder nutrition coordination) and she has been embedded technical assistance in the Ministries of Health. Since 2015 she has been an independent consultant focusing on IFAD supported programs within Ministry of rural development and Ministry of fisheries in Mozambique to mainstream nutrition within their portfolio (markets linkages, agriculture values chains and small-scale fisheries and aquaculture) and on MQSUN+ and UNICEF global assignments. Brenda has a master’s in Public Health Nutrition from Leeds Metropolitan University, she speaks Swahili, English, French and currently learning Portuguese.