Paul Newnham, SDG2 Advocacy Hub
Paul Newnham
SDG2 Advocacy Hub

Paul is a strategic innovator and executive leader with twenty five [25]+ years of expertise managing complex stakeholder relationships, designing campaign strategies, and extensive knowledge of the not-for-profit sector. He possesses strong business acumen, exceptional advocacy skills, and the ability to build deeply engaging relationships to influence decision makers, improve practices, drive change, and deliver impactful solutions to complex problems alongside communities around the world. A skilled communicator with a narrative that entices people to get on board, Paul starts movements that make global impact and drives change in sustainability and food systems, delivered through consistent and competitive methodologies, strong network development, innovative communications and superior client service and executive presence. Paul Newnham founded the SDG2 Advocacy Hub in 2015, a secretariat convened to connect NGOs, advocacy groups, civil society, private sector, and United Nations agencies around Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. The Hub’s goal is to coordinate global campaigning and advocacy to achieve food systems transformation, and it does so by facilitating multiple projects, including:

  • The Food Crisis Advocacy and Campaigning Network: bringing together civil society to campaign for policy change and urgent response, together with the #HungryforAction campaign.
  • The Chefs’ Manifesto: a network of 1100+ chefs from over 90 countries to educate and empower food systems champions, driving progress to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
  • Good Food For All: a campaign to drive Public Engagement via an engaging social media campaign supporting Good Food For All.
  • Beans is How: a campaign to double the global consumption of beans (as well as peas, pulses, lentils and legumes) by 2028.