Mariam Sow is an Agricultural Economist with 30 years of experience in food insecurity risk management and resilience building, sustainable agriculture and food system policies, natural resource management and early warning systems. From 2011 to 2020 she worked as Senior Programme Manager at the African Union Development Agency – NEPAD. Prior to AUDA-NEPAD, Mariam was FAO Chief Technical Advisor in Chad for establishing a Food Security and Early Warning Information System, and before then, Food Security Regional Coordinator at the Sahel Institute (Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel- Bamako). Mariam conducted consultancy work for organizations such as FAO, WFP, and UNIFEM. She started her career as teaching and research assistant in Economics at the University of Dakar, Senegal.