Tom Arnold

Chairman, European Commission Task Force on Rural Africa (TFRA)


Chairman, European Commission Task Force on Rural Africa (TFRA)

Tom Arnold is former Director General for the Institute for International and European Affairs in Dublin and Special Hunger Representative for Concern Worldwide.

Tom is chair of the Irish Convention on the Constitution, the former Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN), a member of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) advisory Board and also a Director at Governor the Irish Times, Ireland’s leading newspaper. Tom Arnold is a graduate in Agricultural Economics from University College Dublin and holds a Masters Degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain and Trinity College Dublin. He received honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland in 2009 and University College Dublin in 2010, and a People of the Year Award in Ireland in 2013.

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