Tara Shyam

Asia-Pacific Food Systems Partnership Director
“Achieving zero hunger equitably means ensuring every person has consistent access to a diverse, culturally appropriate, delicious, safe, and nutritious diet. Food banks play a critical part in making this happen.”

Tara leads GFN’s product sourcing partnerships for the Asia-Pacific region and is based in Singapore. Tara comes to GFN with deep experience and passion for food systems partnerships spanning agriculture, nutrition, and school feeding. She has worked with organizations such as the UN World Food Programme, International Rice Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University, UNICEF, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, and International Food Policy Research Institute, where she led multi-stakeholder engagement, management, and analysis. Tara holds a master’s degree in cross-sector collaboration from the Singapore Management University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from the Australian National University.

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