Chiara Cecchini is the co-founder of Future Food Americas, an international NGO aiming to inspire and empower individuals, companies and communities to rethink our food system. Her life-mission is to support human and economic growth, creating platforms to foster social, business and technological innovation, and seizing Fourth Industrial Revolution opportunities. She is a Global Shaper at Sunyani Hub; Fundraising Coordinator for GrassRoots Hub, an SDGs Innovation Lab supporting local entrepreneurship; an active contributor at the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, building food-system-semantics to enable food-care; an Advisory Board member at Maker Faire, supporting female food makers.
In the last three years, she launched Feat, a project providing wellness programs in workplaces; with Future Food Americas, Google Food, World Cocoa Foundation and World Bank she developed Chocothon, a shared platform delivering awareness-raising activities to implement sustainable practices for the cocoa sector; she has been a researcher at Barilla Center Food Nutrition studying the potential for urban food systems to sustainably provide healthy food for all. Lastly, she co-created a documentary featuring worldwide food innovators, and she is working on the publication of a four-book-collection on the same topic. In her free-time, she is training for a marathon, and writing articles.
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