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In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on August 10, 2018 at 5:25 am

source: conference web page

An IFPRI-FAO global event
November 28-30, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
Improving food security and nutrition is critical to meeting the Sustainable  Development Goals (SDGs), but the world is not on track to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
How can we accelerate progress in transforming our agri-food systems to meet the needs of the hungry and malnourished?
To answer this question, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are organizing a global event on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition on November 28-30, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand
The event will share evidence and lessons learned from around the world on food system transformation for reducing hunger and malnutrition; explore innovations to build further momentum and accelerate progress; and identify opportunities for scaling up successful actions.
For more information, please go to the conference website.

USAID/GAIN conference – Designing the Future of Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication: How to Achieve Impact at Scale

In Under-nutrition on October 31, 2014 at 10:42 am

from Cvent web site

The conference will take place the week of the coming 3rd of November in Washington. Sorry for the delayed notice.


Conference Background

GAIN and USAID, with its global nutrition project, SPRING, have joined efforts to identify strengths, gaps and opportunities to deliver high impact, cost-effective, sustainable SBCC at scale. This conference is the next step in a rigorous process that has included extensive literature reviews and technical consultations with leading SBCC experts to inform the development of an action-oriented agenda. For full details on this process, please review the event concept note below.

Download Concept Note  (PDF, 202 KB)

Background Reading

  • Population Level Behavior Change to Enhance Child Survival and Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Review of the Evidence. Journal of Health Communication. Access Paper Here
  • Identifying Determinants of Effective Complementary Feeding Behaviour Change Interventions in Developing Countries. Maternal and Child Nutrition. Access Paper Here (PDF 1.67 MB)
  • Evidence of Effective Approaches to Social and Behavior Change Communication for Preventing and Reducing Stunting and Anemia Findings from a Systematic Literature Review. The SPRING Project. Access Paper Here



Technical Meeting on Nutrition – Oxford, UK: 7th, 8th and 9th October 2014

In Over-nutrition, Under-nutrition on April 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

CaptureCall for Abstracts/Summaries

 Introduction – The ENN will host a 3 day meeting in Oxford, UK, from 7th – 9th October 2014. The aim of the meeting is to facilitate a technical learning and networking meeting on nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive[1] programming in emergencies and high burden contexts[2]; to inform better practice, research priorities and advocacy. The meeting will engage a broad audience (up to 200 participants) that includes NGOs, UN agencies, academia, bilateral and multilateral donors, foundations, private sector and government representatives.

The meeting will connect with other nutritional fora planned for 2014 to maximise relevance, such as; the Global Nutrition Cluster meetings, the World Health Assembly and the ICN-2. The ENN will document and rapidly share the meeting discussions and outcomes.

Meeting format – The meeting will use formal and informal approaches to present, share and discuss research, policy and programming through a combination of the following:

  • Plenary presentations
  • ‘Market place’ presentations
  • Panel Q & A discussions
  • Technical development networking opportunities such as active networking and space and bookings for pre-identified side meetings (which, in some cases, may be by invitation only)

 Thematic Areas – A process of identification and prioritisation of thematic areas for the meeting has been undertaken by the TMN Steering Committee. The highest ranked thematic areas have been identified as follows:

1)     Adolescent and maternal nutrition programming and research

2)     Nutrition within the basic package of health services

3)     Cash transfer programming (conditional and unconditional), and combinations of cash with other sectoral interventions

4)     Nutrition resilience – programming and evidence

 A further six thematic areas have also been identified and will be addressed at the meeting:

5)     Innovative financing in humanitarian and high burden contexts

6)     Nutrition and WASH programming and research

7)     Governance across the nutrition sector (institutional architecture, mandate challenges, successes and challenges strengthening governance)

8)     Nutrition sensitive agricultural programming and evidence

9)     M&E, global and national systems; innovation, standardisation and alignment

10)   Links between wasting & stunting (research and evidence)

 We seek abstracts on these 10 thematic areas. Abstracts that address the top four priority themes will be favoured for presentation in the plenary sessions (although abstracts that describe ‘cutting edge’ research or programming may also be selected for presentation at plenary). Abstracts that speak to themes 5-10 will be considered for presentation in the side meetings and in the market place forum, in particular.

A series of cross-cutting questions will be developed over the next two months that presentations selected for plenary will be asked to consider (you will be informed by the meeting organisers, as required).

Required information for abstract/summary submissions – An abstract submission template is available clicking here.  The abstracts/summaries to be submitted must be no longer than 300 words. All must be received by Friday 30th May 2014. Please submit your abstract to the following address: tmnabstracts@ennonline.net. You will receive an automatic email saying that it has been received.  After review of your submitted abstract/summary (likely between 2 and 4 weeks from submission), one of three things will happen.

–          It will be accepted for presentation at plenary

–          It will be accepted for the marketplace

–          It will not be accepted

You will be informed of the decision by email as soon as possible.

All attendees will be self-funding (unless you have secured funding from alternative sources) as there is no funding available from the ENN for attendance of presenters.


[1] Programmes whose primary objectives are not specific to nutrition but have the potential for nutrition impact.

[2] ‘High burden contexts’ refers to countries with high rates of undernutrition and/or those facing the double burden of malnutrition.




International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions

In Under-nutrition on March 30, 2014 at 8:56 am



Vienna 20 – 29 May 2014

I will be there. If you also participate and wish to link up in Vienna,

send an email to this email address.

(for detailed info see the conference web site or download the flyer)

Objectives of the conference
The symposium will have the following objectives:
• To share experience related to the implementation and evaluation of programmes to prevent and treat MAM in infants and children, particularly during the first 1000 days;
• To support overall policy and specific evidence-based programmes dealing with the management of MAM;
• To identify knowledge gaps and define needs for future research to improve the management of MAM;
• To issue recommendations on how to improve the monitoring and evaluation of programmes dealing with the management of MAM; and
• To identify the role of the IAEA in addressing knowledge gaps and evaluating programmes to prevent and treat MAM.




International Conference: A Decade Of Community-based Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition

In Under-nutrition on June 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm

by Coverage Monitoring Network

Action Against Hunger (ACF International) and the Coverage Monitoring Network are pleased to invite you to a unique, two-day Conference titled “What We Know Now: a Decade of Community-based Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition”. The two day conference will bring together technical experts, field practitioners and policy makers to help identify priority areas for research and action. The event will review available evidence and emerging performance data of community-based SAM treatment.

SAVE THE DATE: October 17th – 18th  2013  London, UK

Field practitioners, academics and nutrition organisations are invited to submit proposals for presentations.  Abstracts should be sent to: Sophie Woodhead [s.woodhead@actionagainsthunger.org.uk] by Friday August 2nd 2013.

For more info click here.

London Conference: Business against Hunger

In Under-nutrition on October 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

Title: “The Role of The corporate Sector in The fight against  hunger

Date: 17 October 2012; Time: 2.00pm – 5.15pm

Venue: Hogan Lovells International LLP; Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2FG

RSVP: c.chaplin(at)actionagainsthunger.org.uk; lynne.peabody(at)hoganlovells.com

Action Against Hunger and Hogan Lovells are proud to present a series of talks on the role of the private sector in the fight against hunger.

  • How can businesses help end poverty and hunger, achieving Millennium Development Goal 1?
  • How can companies use their resources to partner with existing actors in the field ?

A number of leading speakers will share their views and experiences:

  • Andy Wright | Global Community Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Rachel Manton |Accenture Development Partnerships
  • Steve Godfrey | Director for Investment & Partnerships, GAIN
  • Augustin Flory | Director, Investments, CIFF
  • Paul Murphy | CEO, Valid Nutrition

Download here the invite and the detailed agenda.

You cannot attend?  the organizers inform that the interventions will be professionally filmed and later on available on the Internet.

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