2008: Peter Matlon

Peter Matlon has led a distinguished career in international development. In his most recent position as Managing Director of the Africa Regional Office of The Rockefeller Foundation (Kenya), he supported program planning and grant making in health, food security, education, and information systems throughout Africa. He also served as Interim President for Programs for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. In addition, he has served as a member of the United Nations’ Millennium Program Hunger Task Force, the InterAcademy Council Panel on African Agriculture, and the editorial boards of several international journals. He has been a consultant to the World Bank and other international organizations and serves on the advisory committees of numerous scientific cooperation arrangements in agriculture. He has published extensively on the economics of African agriculture and rural development. Matlon holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Cornell University, a MPA in development economics from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a BSFS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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