Here Comes The Private Sector

Private partnerships are an increasingly important part of the funding landscape for humanitarian agencies like WFP. Copyright:WFP

In the latest edition of the Food Factor Podcast,  WFP Director of Public Policy and Communications Nancy Roman discusses the growing involvement of business in humanitarian aid and how industry leaders in logistics and nutrition are helping WFP to do its job better. Listen to the podcast

Nancy E. Roman became Director of Communications, Public Policy and Private Partnerships of the UN World Food Programme in August 2007. Ms Roman supervises a global staff covering operations in 80 countries. In her capacity of Director of Public Policy Strategy, she helps craft the organization positioning on public policy issues ranging from climate change to biofuel.

As Director of Communications she manages the website, media relations, press office, video/photo and publications Units, celebrities and ambassadors, as well as communications with the private sector. In addition, Ms. Roman supervises the Private Donor Relations Division and chairs the Investment Policy Committee.

Prior to joining WFP, Ms. Roman’s 18-year career in Washington, DC spanned Capitol Hill, journalism, private business and the not-for-profit world. As Vice President and Director of the Washington Program of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Roman oversaw the prestigious meetings program convening Council members with top National and International leaders. She also established the Council’s congressional program in Washington, DC. In this role she sought to better integrate the ideas generated and honed in the think tank with policymakers in Congress and the administration.