Dr Tereza Campello is an economist, Doctor in Public Health, International consultant on social development and social protection, Professor and Research Associate at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ, Brazil) and visting Fellow at University of Nottingham (UK) where she has been funded by the Future Food Beacon for research.
She acted as the Minister of Social Development of Brazil from 2011 to May 2016. In the period, she coordinated the design and implementation of the national policy to eradicate extreme poverty named “Brazil sem Miséria” (Brazil without Extreme Poverty), which contributed decisively for the elevation of 22 million people out of extreme poverty, She also coordinated the National Social Assistance Policy, the National Food Security Policy, the Bolsa Família Program, the Cistern Program (1,2 million cisterns).
In 2014, Dr Campello received the FAO/UN award, on behalf of Brazil, for achieving the goals of reducing hunger, at which point Brazil was considered to be off the Hunger Map.
During the administration of the former President Lula, Ms. Campello participated in the coordination of the workgroup that created the Bolsa Família Programme, (Brazil’s conditional cash transfer programme) and led top priority programmes in the area of development, such as the “Citizenship Territories”, Biodiesel and Ethanol Programs; the National Plan on Climate Change; and the Green Arch Effort (Mutirão Arco Verde), which made some public services, land regulation, and a sustainable development project available for the Amazon region.
She started her career in Porto Alegre, where coordinated the Office of Planning and Participatory Budgeting.
This lecture will take place 1-2pm on Thursday 20 June in Lecture Theatre X2, School of Chemistry, University Park.
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