Program

28-30 NOVEMBER 2018, BANGKOK, THAILAND

Program Overview

28 NOV 2018

DAY ONE

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel

Registration

07:30–17:00

Side Events and Acceleration Fair

08:30–11:45

Lunch, Side Events and Acceleration Fair

12:00–13:30

Gallery walk - Future Smart Food Fair and Acceleration Fair

13:30–13:45

Inaugural Session

Welcome and Keynote Addresses

14:00–14:45

WELCOME REMARKS

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

Grisada Boonrach, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Édouard Ngirente, Prime Minister, Rwanda

Zinash Tayachew, First Lady, Ethiopia

Inonge Wina, Vice President, Zambia

Session Description

IFPRI and FAO will open this global conference designed to accelerate progress in ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition. This goal is a pre-cursor to achieving the SDGs and will require innovative partnerships, ideas, and investment approaches. Following opening remarks, distinguished keynote speakers will address potential challenges and opportunities in acceleration.

Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition: Country Experiences

14:45–15:30

Chair: Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO, Thailand

Panel

Newai Gebre-Ab, former Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ethiopia

Gerardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda

Guido GirardiSenator and President of the Commission of Health and Commission of Future Challenges, Chile

Phouang Parisak, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR

Session Description

How have some countries rapidly reduced hunger and why have others struggled to move the needle? Policymakers and country-level experts will discuss current progress on reducing malnutrition and reflect on policies that have accelerated (or hampered) progress across the developing world.

Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition: Facing Challenges, Defining Needs

15:35–16.20

Chair: Mario Arvelo, Chair, Committee on World Food Security (CFS), Italy

PANEL

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC, Bangladesh

Djimé Adoum, Executive Secretary, Permanent Interstates Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), Burkina Faso

Marco Ferroni, Chair, System Management Board, CGIAR, Switzerland

Josefa Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union, Ethiopia

Jimmy Smith, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

Gerda Verburg, UN ASG and Coordinator, Scaling Up of Nutrition (SUN) Movement, Switzerland 

Session Description

Ending hunger requires smart policies translated into on-the-ground impact. Experts from policy, research, and civil society will discuss the global and local barriers and pre-requisites for ensuring sustainable reductions in hunger and malnutrition.

Side events and Acceleration Fair

16:30–18:00

Conference Dinner

18:00–21:00

29 NOV 2018

DAY TWO

Venue: Centara Grand at Central World

Side Events and Acceleration Fair

07.30–08.30

Welcome and Setting the Scene

08:45–09:00

Welcome

Thin Lei Win, Food Security Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Setting the Scene

Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI, USA

Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO

Plenary Session 1

Speeding Progress: Accelerators in Food Systems

09:00–10:30

Session Chair: Ertharin Cousin, Payne Distinguished Lecturer Free Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University and Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, USA

Keynote Presentation

What is an accelerator?

Prabhu Pingali, Professor and Director, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI), Cornell University, USA

Panel on Country Level Experiences

Bangladesh: Akhter Ahmed, Country Representative, IFPRI, Bangladesh

Thailand: Emorn Udomkesmalee, Senior Advisor, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand

Ethiopia: Ferew Lemma, Senior Advisor, Office of the First Lady & Ministry of Health, Ethiopia

Peru: Maximo ToreroExecutive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, World Bank, USA

Open Discussion

Panel on Scaling-up

Martin Bloem, Director and Professor, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Fred Grant, Regional Director for Programs in Asia Pacific, Helen Keller International (HKI), Cambodia

Purvi Mehta, Head—Asia, Agriculture Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), India

Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, India

Meike van Ginneken, Chief Executive Officer, SNV Dutch Development Organization, Netherlands

Open Discussion

Session Description

Identifying the key “accelerators” that have enabled countries and communities to rapidly reduce hunger provides valuable lessons for other campaigns. This session highlights promising interventions and approaches from countries that could be scaled to other countries and initiatives.

Launch of the Global Nutrition Report 2018

10:30–10:45

Corinna Hawkes, Professor of Food Policy, Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University of London, UK

Coffee/tea break

10:45–11:15

Parallel Sessions

Session A: Leaving No One Behind: Inclusive Acceleration

11:15–12:45

Session Chair: Nabeeha Kazi, Executive Director, No Wasted Lives, USA

Keynote Presentations

Identifying and reaching vulnerable groups

Maya Takagi, Deputy Strategic Programme Leader for Rural Poverty Reduction, FAO, Italy

Gender equality to accelerate the achievement of SDG2

Hazel MalapitSenior Research Coordinator, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, USA

Panel

Enkhmaa Deleg, Senior Officer, Food Security, National Security Council, Mongolia

Khady Fall Tall, President, West African Women Association (AFAO-WAWA), Senegal

Rose Ngugi, Executive Director, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya

Elan Satriawan, Chief of Policy Working Group, National Team for Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, Office of Vice President, Indonesia

Saiqa Siraj, Program Head, Health Nutrition & Population, BRAC, Bangladesh

Open Discussion

Session Description

Global progress on reducing hunger and malnutrition has historically been uneven, yet the population groups typically left behind are often those most affected. This session will highlight the challenges faced by vulnerable groups such as women, urban poor, minorities, and low caste groups; explore the causes of regional variations in countries that have made progress overall; learn from successful initiatives that have used social protection initiatives to accelerate progress while reversing inequality; and discuss innovative ideas to make food systems more inclusive.

Session B: Sustainable and Healthy Diets in a Time of Climate Change

11:15–12:45

Session Chair: Greg S. Garrett, Director, Food Policy & Financing, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Switzerland

Keynote Presentations

Preliminary insights from the EAT-Lancet Commission Report

Michael Clark, Lead Author of EAT-Lancet Commission Report, University of Oxford, UK

Food systems and healthy diets in 2017

Jessica Fanzo, Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, FAO, USA

How fish could play a stronger role to achieve globally set goals

Shakuntala Thilsted, Research Program Leader, Value Chains and Nutrition, WorldFish, Cambodia

Panel

Channing Arndt, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI, USA

Mahendra Dev, Director and Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), India

Joyce Kinabo, President of the Federation of African Nutrition Societies, and Professor, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Iain Wright, Deputy Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya

Open Discussion

Session Description

Producing enough food to satisfy dietary energy requirements while ignoring environmental trade-offs is no longer acceptable. Yet it is possible to develop healthy, sustainable, climate-smart food systems that positively contribute to planetary health and help mitigate climate change. This panel of researchers and development practitioners will present the latest findings on making food systems healthier and more sustainable and discuss feasible diet changes to benefit people and the planet.

Session C: Public-Private Partnerships to End Hunger and Malnutrition

11:15–12:45

Session Chair: Hossain Zillur Rahman, Executive Chairman, Power & Participation Research Centre (PPRC), Bangladesh

Keynote Presentations

North-South Partnerships

Atze SchaapCorporate Director Dairy Development, Royal FrieslandCampina, Netherlands

Working with agri-business to achieve multiple SDGs

Suhas P. Wani, former Director, Research Program Asia and Director ICRISAT Development Centre, ICRISAT, India

Panel

Tin Htut, Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar

Chance Kabaghe, Executive Director, Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Zambia

Bian Li, Co-founder and CEO, The Hungry Lab, USA

Tushar Pandey, Independent Consultant, PPP, Agriculture and Social Equity, India

Indrani Thuraisingham, Regional Networker—Asia Pacific, Consumers International, Malaysia

Open Discussion

Session Description

Innovative partnerships can act as catalysts to accelerate progress. This session brings together leaders in the public and private sectors and civil society to discuss the role of public-private partnerships and the potential for North-South collaborations to generate mutual benefits and sustainable global impacts.

Lunch with Side Events and Acceleration Fair

13:00–14:30

Plenary Session 2

 

Special Event

14:45–14:50

Innovation for Acceleration: New Technologies, Start-Ups, and Policies

14:50–16:20

Session Chair: Lindsay Falvey, Chair, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Board of Trustees, Australia

Keynote Presentation

Report-back: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations to achieve the SDGs

Ren Wang, Special Advisor to the Chairman, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI), People's Republic of China

Panel on Innovations in Technologies and Start-ups

Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Founder and CEO, blueMoon Incubator, Ethiopia

Rhoda Mofya-Mukuka, Senior Research Fellow, Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), Zambia

Divine Ntiokam, Founder and Managing Director of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), Cameroon

Bal Joshi, Senior Scientist, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Nepal 

Keynote Presentation

Scaling up agricultural innovations to address hunger and malnutrition

Howarth Bouis, Founder & Interim CEO, HarvestPlus, USA

Panel on Policies for innovation

Mengshan Chen, Former Secretary of the Leading Party Group, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), People’s Republic of China

Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), United Arab Emirates

Azim Nazarov, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Kei Otsuka, Professor, Kobe University, Japan

Paul P.S. Teng, Managing Director & Dean, National Institute of Education (NIE) International, and Adjunct Senior Fellow, RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Open Discussion

Session Description

Promising innovations in technology and policy to sustainably reduce hunger and malnutrition are already being tested around the world. New approaches are needed to ensure inclusive acceleration of women and vulnerable groups. Experts and researchers in innovation and start-ups will use this session to present new ideas, highlight the entrepreneurs making inclusive acceleration a reality, and discuss how we can creating environments that foster innovation.

Plenary Session 3

Leveraging the Food System to Tackle Overweight and Obesity

16:20–17:50

Session Chair: Boitshepo Giyose, Nutrition Advisor to the NEPAD CEO, South Africa

Keynote Presentations

The overweight and obesity problem

Anna Lartey, Director of Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN), FAO, Italy

How Asia gets its sugar

Rina Agustina, Chair of Human Nutrition Research Cluster, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Panel

Paul Amuna, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Associate Professor, University of Greenwich, UK

Francesco Branca, Director, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

Visith Chavasit, Professor, Mahidol University, Thailand

Youfa Wang, Professor, John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair of Wellness, Associate Director of Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being, Ball State University, USA

Yuexin Yang, President, Chinese Nutrition Society, People’s Republic of China

Open Discussion

Session Description

Obesity and related noncommunicable diseases are fast becoming more prevalent than undernutrition. These problems affect all countries, developed and developing, yet few have a strategy to tackle overweight and obesity. Experts in nutrition and health will highlight novel approaches for improving diet quality and diversity as a strategy to accelerate the reduction of overnutrition, including opportunities to leverage agricultural policy and nutrition linkages.

Side Events and Acceleration Fair

18:00–19:30

Social Reception and Networking

19:30–21:00

30 NOV 2018

DAY THREE

Venue: Centara Grand at Central World

Side Events and Acceleration Fair

07.30–08.30

Welcome

08:45–09:00

Welcome

Thin Lei Win, Food Security Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Special Event

An Athlete’s View

Min Gao, Chairwoman, StarPower Charity Foundation, China

Plenary Session 4

Nourishing Cities to Speed Progress

09:00–10:15

Session Chair: Brave Ndisale, Strategic Programme Leader, Food Security and Nutrition, FAO, Italy

Keynote Presentations

Nutrition in an urbanized world

Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, USA

Why acceleration without a food systems approach will fail

Samina Raja, Principal Investigator of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, University of Buffalo, USA

Future food systems

David Dawe, Senior Economist/Regional Strategy and Policy Advisor, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand

Panel

Abigail Perry, Senior Nutrition Advisor, DFID, UK

Ruerd Ruben, Professor, Impact Assessment for Food Systems, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Min San Thein, Ministry of Agriculture, Myanmar

Palikone Thalongsengchanh, Senior Researcher, National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Lao PDR

Open Discussion

Session Description

Asia and Africa are rapidly urbanizing, and their growing cities face multiple malnutrition burdens. We cannot end hunger and malnutrition without addressing the needs of the urban poor. This multidisciplinary panel will discuss how urban food environments can support improved nutrition, identifying differences in urban nutrition problems and environments across regions and gender, and discussing how novel, multistakeholder partnerships and urban governance strategies can reduce hunger and malnutrition.

Coffee/Tea break

10:15–10:45

Parallel Sessions

Session D: Conflicts and Emergencies: Strengthening Resilience to Accelerate Progress

10:45–12:00

Session Chair: Parvathy Ramaswami, Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific Region, WFP, Thailand

Keynote Presentations

Accelerating food and nutrition security in protracted refugee situations

Daniel GilliganDeputy Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, USA

Food chain crises and response

Luca Russo, Senior Strategic Advisor on Resilience, FAO, Italy

Achieving food security and nutrition for displaced peoples

Maria Moita, Regional Specialist on Emergencies and Post Crisis for Asia and Pacific, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Thailand

Panel

Tahrat Shahid, Challenge Leader, Food Systems Portfolio at Global Challenges Research Fund, UK

Ad Spijkers, Former FAO Representative and Former FAO Senior Advisor to FAO Director General, Vietnam

Mesfin Teklu Tessema, Senior Director of Health, International Rescue Committee, USA

Sarah Walker, Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia

Open Discussion

Session Description

Persistent conflicts worldwide, exacerbated by climate change, are threatening progress in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, pushing millions of refugees into food insecure environments and creating challenges for host communities. Researchers and representatives from the humanitarian sector will present perspectives on how new approaches, technologies, and financial tools can improve the food security of refugees and local populations, and how refugees themselves can play a pivotal role in accelerating reductions in hunger and malnutrition. Additional focus will be given to local displacement of populations (internally displaced people – IDPs) and conflict-afflicted populations who are not displaced.

Session E: SDG2: Tracking Progress with New Tools and Data

10:45–12:00

Session Chair: Karin Hulshof, Regional Director, East Asia and the Pacific, UNICEF, Thailand

Keynote Presentations

The state of global data: Challenges and opportunities

Carlo Cafiero, Senior Statistician and Economist, FAO, Italy

Measuring dietary outcomes with the MDDW indicator

Estefania Custodio, Scientific Officer, Directorate-General for Joint Research Centre  of the European Commission, Spain

Panel

Ousmane Badiane, Director for Africa, IFPRI, USA

Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), UK

David Pelletier, Professor of Nutrition Policy, Cornell University, and President, Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition, USA

Sok SiloDeputy Secretary General, Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), Office of the Council of Ministers, Cambodia

Open Discussion

Session Description

Tracking progress, managing data, and evaluating impact are vital components of accelerating the end of hunger and malnutrition and achieving the SDGs. Expert on this panel will explore cutting-edge, potentially transformative new tools for collecting data, sharing knowledge, and improving accountability.

Session F: Good Governance Accelerates Progress: From Local to Global

10:45–12:00

Session Chair: Stineke Oenema, Coordinator, United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN), Italy

Keynote Presentations

Local governance to improve access to healthy food

Danielle ResnickSenior Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, USA

National governance to achieve the SDGs

B. Rajender, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Government of India

Global governance architecture to enhance food security and nutrition

Regina Birner, Chair of Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development, University of Hohenheim, Germany

Panel

Anita Asiimwe, Coordinator, National Early Childhood Development Program, Rwanda

Azucena M. Dayanghirang, Deputy Executive Director, National Nutrition Council, Department of Health, Philippines

Sheryl Hendriks, Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Well Being, University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Vijay Sardana, Vice President & Head, Food Security and Agribusiness, UPL Limited, India

Xiangjun Yao, Director, FAO Liaison Office, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand

Open Discussion

Session Description

Effective and efficient policy development and service provision depends on good governance, from the local to the global level. This panel will discuss the role of each level of governance in improving access to healthy foods, and how good governance can be used to create enabling environments for reducing hunger and malnutrition.

Lunch with Side Events and Acceleration Fair

12:15–13:45

Plenary Session 5

Special Event

13:55–14:00

Accelerators: Enhancing the Return on Investment

14:00–15:15

Session Chair: Kees Rade, Ambassador of the Netherlands, Thailand

Keynote Presentations

The economic benefits of addressing malnutrition

Harold Alderman, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, USA

How the food industry is making a difference

Matt Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia (FIA), Singapore

Panel

Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist, USAID, USA

Marcos Jank, CEO, Asia-Brazil Agro Alliance, Singapore

Joyce Njoro, Lead Technical Specialist, IFAD, Italy

Meera Shekar, Global Lead, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank, USA

Jaidev Shroff, Global CEO, UPL Limited, India

Maria Lourdes A. Vega, Chief, Nutrition Policy and Planning Division, National Nutrition Council, Philippines

Hideya Yamada, Vice President for Food, Agriculture and Nutrition, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan

Open Discussion

Session Description

Addressing malnutrition can result in substantial economic gains, yet current funding levels are insufficient to eliminate hunger by 2030 and spending on overnutrition low and not well documented. In this session, international experts on economics and nutrition will discuss the economic rationale for ending hunger and malnutrition, and will explore innovative financing mechanisms that donors, the private sector, governments, and civil society can use to accelerate progress in the field.

Looking Forward with a New Mindset

15:15–15:45

Moderator

David Nabarro, Curator, Food System Dialogues, UK

Panel

Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog, India

Maria Bernardita T. Flores, Assistant Secretary of Health, National Nutrition Council, Philippines

Uma Lele, Development Analyst, USA

Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, USA

Closing Session: Moving Forward

15:45–16:00

Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI, USA

Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, FAO, Thailand

SIDE EVENTS

Day One (Nov 28)
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel

SESSION 1: 8:30–10:00

1. Enabling the business environment for healthy and sustainable food

Organized by: IFPRI (under the auspices of the Food Industries for People and Planet (FIPP) program) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Contact person(s): Sara Gustafson, IFPRI

#Room: President 1&2—(8:30–11:45) (INVITATION ONLY)

2. Future Food Systems: How Might They Be Healthier and More Sustainable?

Organized by: CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia (CSIRO), and Wageningen University and Research

Contact person(s): John McDermott, A4NH

#Room: Pinnacle 1-3

3. Linking policy, institutions and mutual accountability to accelerate sustainable growth and development to reduce hunger and malnutrition

Organized by: Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy - International Food Policy Research Institute and the University of Pretoria

Contact person(s): Suresh Babu, IFPRI and Sheryl Hendriks, University of Pretoria

#Room: Pinnacle 4-6

4. Third Progress Report on the Commission's Action Plan on Nutrition

Organized by: European Commission

Contact person(s): Madeleine Onclin, European Commission and Farah Abou Merhi, Nutrition Advisory Service

#Room: Ballroom 2

SESSION 2: 10:15–11:45

5. Scaling up Solutions on Food & Nutrition Security at Sub-National Level through Evidence-Based Advocacy

Organized by: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and IFPRI

Contact person(s): Eelco Baan, SNV

#Room: Pinnacle 1-3

6. Strengthening nutrition data systems in South Asia:  Finding the right fit for decision-making

Organized by: International Food Policy Research Institute & UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia

Contact person(s): Purnima Menon, IFPRI and Zivai Murira, UNICEF

#Room: Pinnacle 4-6

7. The Impacts of Social Safety Net and Integrated Nutrition Programs

Organized by: ReSAKSS-Asia

Contact person(s): Adam Kennedy, IFPRI

#Room: Ballroom 2

SESSION 3: 12:00–13:30

8. National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN): Strategic opportunities and Institutional challenges

Organized by: European Union (DEVCO C1), Brussels and Agropolis, Montpellier

Contact person(s): Marti J. van Liere, Agropolis International, NIPN-Global Support Facility

#Room: Pinnacle 1-3

9. Assessing food systems for better nutrition: Towards the preparation of the CFS Voluntary Guidelines

Organized by: UNSCN and CFS

Contact person(s): Stineke Oenema, UNSCN

#Room: Pinnacle 4-6

10. Hunger Is on the Rise Again: The Role of Information

Organized by: IFPRI with Food Security Information Network (FSIN) and Food Security Portal (FSP)

Contact person(s): Summer Allen, IFPRI

#Room: President 1&2

SESSION 4: 16:30–18:00

11. Towards nutrition-sensitive strategies: Lessons learned from multi-sectoral collaboration and partnerships in Bangladesh

Organized by: Government of Bangladesh

Contact person(s): M Badrul Arefin, Food Planning and Monitoring Unit, Government of Bangladesh

#Room: Pinnacle 1-3

12. Accelerating Progress through Implementation Science: The Knowledge for Implementation and Impact Initiative (KI3)

Organized by: SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), The Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN)

Contact person(s): David Pelletier, Cornell University

#Room: Pinnacle 5-6

13. Engaging Food System Actors for Nutrition at the Country Level: A New Approach in Rwanda

Organized by: World Vision International and Sight and Life

Contact person(s): Dan Irvine, World Vision International and Peiman Milani, Sight and Life

#Room: Pinnacle 4

14. Optima Nutrition: A new tool for optimizing investments in nutrition

Organized by: World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burnett Institute

Contact person(s): Meera Shekar, World Bank Group

#Room: President 1&2

Side Events

Side events will take place concurrently with the global event, and will feature new research and program initiatives, tools, methodologies, and approaches to accelerate the end of hunger and malnutrition.

Day Two (Nov 29)
Venue: Centara Grand

SESSION 5: 7:30–8:30

15. Improving Approaches to Humanitarian Assistance to Improve Food Security in Fragile Settings

Organized by: IFPRI and World Vision

Contact person(s): Dan Gilligan, IFPRI and Angeline Munzara and Thuli Chapa, World Vision

#Room: World Ballroom A

16. Japan-Vietnam joint program for Nutrition System Establishment Project

Organized by: The Ajinomoto Foundation (TAF), National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) Vietnam, and Japan Association for Health and Peace (JAHP)

Contact person(s): Kei Kuriwaki, The Ajinomoto Foundation

#Room: M1&2

*Special breakfast will be served for the attendants by the sponsorship of Japan RESULTS.

17. Building Partnerships to Promote a Healthy Asia

Organized by: Asia Roundtable on Food Innovation for Improved Nutrition (ARoFIIN)

Contact person(s): Sabeera Ali, ARoFIIN

#Room: M4

18. Launch of the report “All Hands on Deck: Reducing Stunting trough Multisectoral Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Organized by: The World Bank

Contact person(s): Emmanuel Skoufias, The World Bank

#Room: World Ballroom C

SESSION 6: 13:00–14:30

19. Shining a Light on Transformative Action: Regional Perspectives

Organized by: Development Initiatives Poverty Research Ltd

Contact person(s): Amy Cox, Development Initiatives

#Room: World Ballroom C

20. The Role of Biofortification in the Fight Against Malnutrition

Organized by: HarvestPlus

Contact person(s): Josephine Boyle and Benjamin Uchitelle-Pierce, HarvestPlus

#Room: M4

21. Scaling Up Nutrition Together in 2017-2018 – For Impact on People, Societies & Countries

Organized by: The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

Contact person(s): Iselin L. Danbolt, Edwyn Shiell, and Marie Durling, SUN Movement

#Room: World Ballroom A

SESSION 7: 18:00–19:30

22. A Decade of Action to end all forms of malnutrition

Organized by: FAO and WHO

Contact person(s): Francesco Branca and Lina Mahy, WHO and Anna Lartey, FAO

#Room: World Ballroom A

23. Global Access to Nutrition Index 2018: Monitoring the efforts made by the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers to tackle undernutrition

Organized by: Access to Nutrition Foundation

Contact person(s): Inge Kauer, Access to Nutrition Foundation

#Room: M4

24. FIRST: An EU-FAO policy-investment initiative in support of SDG2

Organized by: FAO and EU DEVCO

Contact person(s): Esther Wiegers and Marco Knowles, FAO

#Room: World Ballroom C

25. Tracking aid for the WHA nutrition targets: trends in ODA disbursements and next steps for the community

Organized by: Results for Development Institute with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact person(s): Emily Thacher, Results for Development Institute

#Room: Lotus 13 (INVITATION ONLY)

Day Three (Nov 30)
Venue: Centara Grand

SESSION 8: 7:30–8:30

26. Leveraging New Technologies for Agricultural Statistics

Organized by: IFPRI

Contact person(s): Channing Arndt, IFPRI

#Room: M4

27. From seed to scale: showcasing progress in scaling up iron-fortified lentils through multi-sector collaboration

Organized by: Nutrition International and University of Saskatchewan

Contact person(s): Chowdhury Jalal and Myriam Hebabi, Nutrition International

#Room: M1&2

28. Accelerating progress towards SDG2 to build Africa’s Grey Matter Infrastructure

Organized by: African Development Bank Group

Contact person(s): Hafsa Dia-Enoh, African Development Bank Group

#Room: World Ballroom A

29. How to build urban food systems for better diets, nutrition, and health in low and middle-income countries

Organized by: IFPRI

Contact person(s): Jef L. Leroy and Marie Ruel, IFPRI

#Room: World Ballroom C

30. A4NH Equity Consultation

Organized by: CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Contact person(s): Hazel Malapit, IFPRI

#Room: Lotus 13 (INVITATION ONLY)

SESSION 9: 12:15–13:45

31. Future Smart Food: Rediscovering hidden treasures of neglected and underutilized species for Zero Hunger

Organized by: FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Contact person(s): Xuan Li, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

#Room: World Ballroom A

32. Using National Zero Hunger Strategic Reviews to accelerate progress towards SDG 2

Organized by: WFP and IFPRI

Contact person(s): Teunis Van Rheenen, IFPRI and Kimberly Deni, WFP

#Room: M1&2

33. Data visualization tools for nutrition: Empowering decision-makers to accelerate progress

Organized by: Results for Development Institute with support from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact person(s): Renee Manorat, Laura Becker, Kyle Borces, and Augustin Flory, Results for Development Institute

#Room: M4

34. Accelerating Ending Hunger through Implementation of Malabo compliant National Agriculture Investment Plans and Biennial Review Mechanism

Organized by: African Union Commission, Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture

Contact person(s): Ernest Ruzindaza, AUC

#Room: World Ballroom C