Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Bianca Fadel

Bianca Fadel

Humanitarian Cooperation Advisor, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Bianca Fadel is a Humanitarian Cooperation Advisor with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She holds a M.A in Humanitarian Action and a B.A in International Relations. Her academic research has focuses on the importance of networks and the role of non-traditional actors in shaping the current state of humanitarian issues. Her work experience as a humanitarian cooperation advisor with the FAO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, has provided her with the skills necessary to effectively liaise with different actors and has provided a solid background to the multilateral humanitarian environment. Fadel has also interned at the Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations, in Geneva, providing active support to the Brazilian delegation in meetings and activities of the international agenda on humanitarian diplomacy and human rights, as well as developing research and monitoring of humanitarian topics. She also interned at the Brazilian Red Cross, working on humanitarian projects from their initial creation to their final implementation.

Fadel's research focuses on the promotion of strategic inter-sectoral alliances among universities, non-governmental organizations and local enterprises, highlighting the importance of social networks in order to improve local development. As part of the Joint European Master's Program in International Humanitarian Action, she wrote her thesis on non-traditional donors and humanitarian practices, with a case study on Brazil. Following her M.A. Fadel has focused on food security and nutrition, working on the development of the international framework of the Brazilian National Plan of Food Security and Nutrition as well as carrying our research on the development of methodologies for systematization, management, and monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian projects.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

  1. Fadel, B.L. Organização em Rede na assistência humanitária internacional: o movimento internacional da Cruz Vermelha e a Cruz Verde. Revista Perspectiva, v. 5, pp. 69-83, 2012
  2. Report on the implementation status of the Brazilian National Plan of Food Security and Nutrition 2012-2015. Participation in the Technical Monitoring Committee that contributed to the report: page 9.
  3. Brazilian National Plan of Food Security and Nutrition 2016-2019. Participation in the Technical Monitoring Committee that contributed to the plan: page 3.