The Executive Leadership in Food Safety (ELFS) series is a dynamic program consisting of 4 one-week learning modules held throughout the Americas over a two year period.
During the learning modules, mid-career food systems professionals and mentors from different countries within the Americas engage in interactive presentations, leadership development exercises and experiential learning opportunities.
- Module One: Globalization and Public/Private Partnerships (Quito, Ecuador – August 2009)
- Module Two: Food Safety Systems, Public Health and the Agri-food Chain (Minneapolis, Minnesota – June 2010)
- Module Three: Laws, Ethics, and Regulations (Bogota´, Colombia – February 2011)
- Module Four: Multiple roles of agricultural health and food safety (Panama City, Panama- April 2012)
What did the series accomplish?
- Each fellow is better prepared and equipped to lead and advance food safety policies and actions in their respective organizations, communities, and countries.
- Individual leadership and technical skills were be strengthened.
- Joint initiatives were developed between the academic, public, and private sectors.
- Resource networks were developed.
We would like to thank the outstanding mentors of the 2009-2012 ELFS series:
- Enrique Pérez, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
- Anita Sotot, University of Chile
- Pilar Agudelo, IICA
- Jaime Flores, IICA
- Rolando Flores, Food Processing Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Robin Woo, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
- Ricardo Molins, Director Agricultural Health and Food Safety Area, IICA
- Linda Valeri, Animal Health and Food Safety Center, University of Minnesota
- Will Hueston, Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership
- Cristina López, University of Uruguay