Judge for the Spring Prize Awards.
Million Belay has worked for over two decades on issues relating to inter-generational learning of bio-cultural diversity, sustainable agriculture, the right of local communities to seed and food sovereignty.
He currently coordinates the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa – a network of major networks in Africa – and is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). Million is a founder of ‘MELCA – Ethiopia’, an NGO working on issues of agroecology, inter-generational learning, advocacy and livelihood improvement of local and indigenous peoples.
Million’s main interest is now advocacy around food sovereignty, learning among generations, knowledge dialogues and the use of participatory mapping for social learning, identity building and mobilization of memory for resilience.
He has a PhD in environmental learning, a MsC in tourism and conservation, and BsC in Biology.