Natalia Reyes Tejada supports the Global Alliance in transforming food systems and the impacts on climate change and food security through monitoring and evaluation, research support, information management, and alliance-building activities. Natalia is a Ph.D. candidate in Water Governance at IHE Delft, the Netherlands. Her research interest resides in exploring urban – rural interlinkages through land and water governance, and gender relations. Her Ph.D. project looks critically at Maputo’s urban development and urban water management through the lens of urban farming.

Natalia previously worked in a variety of technical projects on food and water security; peri-urban agriculture and gender, and water governance in Bolivia (GIZ), Argentina (Friends of the Earth), Uruguay (UNESCO), Italy (FAO), and Mozambique (FAO). She also holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Governance from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and was involved in teaching and research activities with Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), Universidad Católica San Pablo (Bolivia), University of Freiburg (Germany) and Universidad Católica de Córdoba (Argentina).