In our seventh segment, the Platform interviews Ron Hartman, Director of Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Ron is familiar with the gravity of global issues impacting us but is optimistic of how the donor community can respond. With 2023 being IFAD's replenishment year, he explains why this is a significant moment not only for the organization but also for our most vulnerable rural populations facing food insecurity.
Ron is the IFAD Board Member of the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development.
Director of Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). GDPRD Board Member.
The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is adding its voice to the podcast in a miniseries and bringing a donor perspective to the frontline of food security. IFAD, as the host of the Platform secretariat, had created a special corner of conversation for our members and partners.
Ron's interview starts at the 9.40-minute mark.
Platform introduction starts at the 8.50-minute mark.
Tune into the rest of the podcast on "Bridging the digital gender gap" in the run-up to International Women’s Day. The impact of the digital gender gap is explored with interviewees including IFAD's Ndaya Beltchika, an indigenous activist from Colombia, an expert in female empowerment in Samoa and a researcher on food sovereignty from the Lakota tribe. This episode also includes a conversation with Max Cotton about his voyage of self-sufficiency and a new episode from the Bangladesh climate change series.