This presentation was part of “Next-Generation Perspectives in Global Food Security,” a briefing featuring the 10th Class of Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows on Friday, August 6, 2021. Watch other presentations from the briefing.
Ally Vertti holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy, with a focus in International Policy and Management. During her Master’s Capstone team project, Ally consulted the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Malawi as a Program Associate, where she analyzed the graduation pathway in WFP Malawi’s integrated resilience program aimed at breaking the cycle of hunger. In her field work in Malawi and research on the Graduation Strategy, Ally examined the benefits and challenges of layering interventions, such as Food Assistance for Assets, Climate Services, and R4, in building resilience and sustaining long-term food security. She received the Hammad Fund International Leadership Award upon commencement for Contribution to the Global Experience, Academic Success, and Exceptional Capacity for International Leadership. Ally was most recently an External Partnerships Consultant at WFP New York, where she supported overall engagement on activities related to the UN Inter-Governmental Relations and operational coverage in the Middle East and North Africa and Central Asia regions. She joined WFP in 2018 as an External Partnership Assistant supporting operational coverage in the Latin America and Caribbean and Asia Pacific regions.