Key Speakers

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Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau for Food Security

Greg Collins is the Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the USAID Bureau for Food Security, which leads the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future. In this role, he oversees strategic direction and implementation of Feed the Future programs in the field, the initiative’s agriculture, research and policy efforts, and the USAID Center for Resilience. He also serves as the Agency’s Resilience Coordinator. 

Greg Collins formerly served as the Director of the USAID Center for Resilience. Collins is a recognized global thought leader on resilience and has played a lead role in developing and operationalizing a strategic vision for resilience at USAID.


President, TANGO International

Tim Frankenberger is President and co-founder of TANGO International and has more than 35 years of experience in international development. He was previously the Senior Food Security Advisor and Livelihood Security Coordinator at CARE, where he provided strategic technical support and guidance in food and livelihood security programming to 61 country offices. Tim also worked as a farming systems research specialist at the University of Arizona and is the founding editor of the Journal of Farming Systems Research-Extension, publishing numerous articles on household food security and household livelihood security and resilience.

Tim is a leader in developing methods for resilience measurement, drawing from his extensive expertise in project design, monitoring and evaluation, food and livelihood security assessments, vulnerability assessments, and policy analysis.

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Adviser for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Strategic Analysis in the Center for Resilience, USAID

Tiffany M. Griffin, PhD is the Adviser for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Strategic Analysis in the Center for Resilience at USAID. She currently leads the resilience measurement and analysis work for the Agency. Previously, she held evaluation leadership roles in philanthropy and on the Feed the Future M&E team at USAID, and worked in the US Senate on domestic health, food, and nutrition policy. She received her doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan, and BAs in psychology and communications from Boston College.

Veronica Olazabal

Director of Measurement, Evaluation and Organizational Performance, The Rockefeller Foundation 

Veronica Olazabal is an award-winning impact measurement and management expert with a professional portfolio ranging 15 years and four continents (Africa, Asia, North and South America). Previously, she led social impact measurement and evaluation at the MasterCard Foundation, social venture Nuru International and non-profits the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the Food Bank for New York City. In addition to serving on a number of boards and funding committees, Ms. Olazabal serves on the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Board of Directors and is founder of AEA’s Social Impact Measurement (SIM) Group. Recent publications include “Putting the Impact in Impact Investing: The Rising Demand for Data and Evidence of Social Outcomes” published in the American Journal of Evaluation.

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LUca Russo

Senior Food Crises Analyst and Strategic Advisor, Resilience Strategic Programme Management Team of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Luca Russo Luca leads major food security and resilience-related analytical work, such as the Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), Cadre Harmonisè, and the Resilience Index for Measurement and Analysis (RIMA) – frameworks which are particularly relevant to informing evidence-based resilience and food security programming.

Luca is an agricultural economist with a background in food security and resilience in protracted crises, and related policy and analytical frameworks. He has extensive experience, particularly in Africa, and has published widely.

Luca holds an MSc in Agriculture Science from the University of Perugia, Italy, and an MSc in Agriculture Economics from the University of London.