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Saswati Bora

Global Director, Regenerative Food Systems

New York, New York

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Saswati Bora Global Director for Regenerative Food Systems at The Nature Conservancy. © Whitney Welshimer Photography

Areas of Expertise

Food systems, Policy, Food security, Sustainable agriculture, Rural development

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Saswati Bora joined TNC in August 2021 as Global Director for Regenerative Food Systems. Within this strategy, Saswati leads the development of an emerging set of regenerative foodscapes for TNC as a crucial part of accelerating the transition of food systems from degrading and extractive to productive and restorative for nature and people.  

Saswati brings almost two decades of experience in developing and leading ambitious agendas related to food systems, sustainable agriculture and rural development. Formerly the Head of Food Systems Innovation at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Saswati developed WEF's two global flagship initiatives on innovations and incentives in food systems transformation as well as regional initiatives in India related to food and agriculture. She has a strong track record in strategy development, policy analysis and building partnerships having previously worked at the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 

Saswati received her Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, a B.A. in economics from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in communications from Sophia Polytechnic in Mumbai. 

Saswati was born and raised in the northeastern state of Assam, India. She is based in New York City.

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