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Marie-Amélie Viatte

Marie-Amélie Viatte

Marie-Amélie strongly believes in harnessing the potential of individuals and communities to make the world a better place.

Working in our Link Up fund, she focuses on tackling inequality and poverty and has deep understanding of the complex and multi-faceted challenges many communities and families face.

Marie-Amélie brings over 20 years’ experience combining research, policy and practice in the areas of social policy, the environment, and sustainable development, and has held a range of positions at the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, the OECD, and as consultant to the European Commission.

She is driven by a keen desire to make a difference and is the founder of The Power of Food Festival which celebrates community food growing and local change makers and was a Trustee with Firsthand Lothian and Non-Executive Director of The Melting Pot, Scotland’s centre for social innovation.

marie-amelie@inspiringscotland.org.uk

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