Paul Newnham

SDG2 Advocacy Hub

Paul Newnham is the Director of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 Advocacy Hub, a secretariat catalysing, convening, and connecting NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, the private

sector and UN agencies to coordinate global campaigning and advocacy to achieve food systems transformation.

To this end, the SDG2 Hub facilitates a network of 1000+ chefs from over 90 countries to support chef action on the SDGs. Chefs are equipped with a simple set of actions called the Chefs' Manifesto, to drive progress to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The Hub also lead the development of the Good Food For All Campaign that has been taken on by the UN Food System Summit to drive Public Engagement.

Paul is a strategic innovator and executive leader with demonstrated expertise in driving teams, connecting people, sustainability and development, and delivering impressive global solutions to complex community challenges. He is a passionate and dynamic leader with twenty five [25]+ years of proven expertise in Sustainability, Food Systems, Non-Profit Management, Communications, Campaigning and Advocacy, delivered through consistent and competitive methodologies, strong network development, superior client service and executive presence.

His extensive knowledge of the Not-for-profit sector and vast experience in managing complex

stakeholder relationships is complemented by his work with communities in Africa, Asia, The Middle

East, Europe and The Americas. A skilled communicator, with a narrative that entices people to get

on board, Paul starts movements that make global impact and change. He possesses strong business

acumen, and exceptional advocacy skills, with the ability to build deeply engaging relationships and

influence decision makers, improve practices, drive change, and deliver impactful solutions to

complex problems alongside communities around the world.


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