Tom Arnold is chair of the Irish Convention on the Constitution, the former Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, a member of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s advisory board, and also a director and governor at the Irish Times, Ireland’s leading newspaper. Tom is a graduate in agricultural economics from University College Dublin and holds master's degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain and Trinity College Dublin. He received honorary doctorates from the National University of Ireland in 2009 and University College Dublin in 2010, and a People of the Year Award in Ireland in 2013.
Africa is suffering the paradoxical double burden of modern malnutrition. While millions starve, the continent is on the cusp of an obesity epidemic. Eight of the top 20 nations with the fastest-growing rates of adult obesity are in Africa. To prevent a crisis, bold action is needed.