Flavio Luiz Schieck Valente has been since January 2016 a Senior Advisor to FIAN International Secretariat. From 2007 to 2015, he was the Secretary General of FIAN International, working out of Heidelberg, Germany. Flavio Valente is a physician, with a MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Flavio was, from 2002 to 2007, the National Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Adequate Food, Water and rural Land, in Brazil, for the National Economic, Social, and Cultural Human Rights Platform. Previously, Flavio Valente was Nutrition and Public Health Professor at the Federal University of Bahia (1979-1982) and at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (1983-1995). He was also the advisor of the President of the Brazilian National Food and Nutritional Security Council (CONSEA/1992-1994). He has authored more than one hundred scientific articles and chapters for books, and published two books: Determinantes Economicos e Sociais da Desnutrição, e Direito à Alimentacao adequada: desafios e conquistas, both with Cortez Editora. He recently edited a book, together with Anne Bellows, Stefanie Lemke and María Daniela Nuñez entitled: Gender, Nutrition and the Human Right to Adequate Food, published by Routledge, New York, 2016. Heidelberg, July 2017.