Aman Sidhu is the Policy Advisor for the Blue Food Assessment, a collaboration with Stanford University, EAT and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Her primary focus will be on integrating blue food assessment evidence into international summits and processes, with focus on the 2021 – UN Food Systems Summit.
Sidhu is an international consultant that works in communications and engagement strategy and is also a trained facilitator with nearly two decades of experience. Her interests are in biodiversity and food system transformation.
From 2013-2019, Sidhu worked within the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) in a variety of capacities spanning communications, partnerships, events, and governance. This work focused primarily at Bioversity International, based in Rome, with coordination across Rome-based UN Agencies. Sidhu organized the institutional messaging and presence at events including several meetings of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) CoP and global meetings hosted in Rome. She also supported the creation of the Alliance between Bioversity International with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
Prior to moving to Europe, Sidhu has lived and worked on the ground in community health projects in Latin America (Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico).
In her early career, she worked in advertising and public relations in Detroit and New York City. Amongst private clients, Sidhu worked with a public health portfolio with focus on infectious disease public health campaigns and stakeholder engagement. She worked in close collaboration with the US Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on communication messages and media coordination for press conferences and policy updates around vaccinations.
Sidhu speaks 5 languages – Punjabi, English, Italian, French and Spanish and graduated with honors from Michigan State University where she earned her B.A. in Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media and M.A. in health communications.