Aquatic foods for nourishing people and planet

Myanmar, the art of fishing with one leg paddling. Photo: Mega Caesaria / Unsplash.

Date: May 5, 2022
Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 14:00
Location: John Innes Centre Merton auditorium
Start date: May 5, 2022
Event summary: 2022 John Innes Foundation Lecture: Presented by 2021 World Food Prize Winner Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted.

The Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development is delighted to welcome the 2021 World Food Prize winner, Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, to give our annual John Innes Foundation lecture.

About the event

With nine harvest seasons left before 2030, we are still far from attaining the targets outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals, especially in addressing Zero Hunger and Life Below Water. Dialogues on food systems transformation are acknowledging the role and potential of aquatic foods in addressing food and nutrition security and are reflected in the design of innovations, solutions and action plans globally. This second JIF Annual lecture draws upon Dr Thilsted’s extensive experience of aquatic food innovations implemented in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. Her focus is the potential to adopt, adapt and scale up these innovations to meet food and nutrition security challenges, and improve livelihoods and social equity while leaving no one behind.


Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted is the Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, a One CGIAR entity. She was awarded the 2021 World Food Prize for her ground-breaking research, critical insights, and landmark innovations in developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including aquaculture and capture fisheries. She was awarded the 2021 Arrell Global Food Innovation Award for research innovation. She played a key role in the development of the WorldFish 2030 research and innovation strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet.


This event will be both in-person and online. Dr. Thilsted will be presenting live and in-person in the John Innes Centre Merton auditorium. Upon completion of registration, you will receive an email with the location and details of how to attend online. If you do not receive this message after registering, please contact