Seminar

NL for NIL malnutrition

The Netherlands Working Group on Nutrition (NWGN) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands organize a symposium to discuss the Lancet nutrition series 2013, and explore its implications for policy and practices of the different stakeholders: public and private sector, knowledge institutes and NGO’s.

Organised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Unilever, Unicef, KIT, NWGN, DSM, WFP, ICCO, GAIN, Plan Nederland
Date

Fri 11 October 2013

The Lancet Nutrition Series 2013: what's their message - what's our action!


The Netherlands Working Group on Nutrition (NWGN) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands organize a symposium to discuss the Lancet nutrition series 2013, and explore its implications for policy and practices of the different stakeholders: public and private sector, knowledge institutes and NGO’s.
The Lancet Nutrition Series in 2008 on maternal and child undernutrition played a key role in pushing up nutrition in the international development agenda.

The recent publication of the Lancet Nutrition Series 2013 http://globalnutritionseries.org/ intends to provide additional information to the international debate on how best to reduce undernutrition. The 2013 Nutrition Series retains the focus on undernutrition, but gives more attention to maternal nutrition, obesity and healthy diets and in-equity. It also focuses more on nutrition sensitive policies and programmes in areas such as food and agriculture, social protection, women empowerment, water and sanitation and early childhood development/education. The series has a more political economy focus with paper 4 focusing on what an enabling environment for nutrition looks like and how it can be created and sustained.


Like the Lancet series 2008, it is anticipated that also this series will greatly influence policy and practice in international development in general and the food and nutrition security field specifically.

Programme

The symposium will have three of the key authors of the Lancet Nutrition series 2013 to further elaborate on the content and new features of the series: Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Aga Khan University, Pakistan, Dr Robert Black, Johns Hopkins University, USA, and Prof Lawrence Haddad, Institute for Development Studies, UK.

In addition, renowned representatives of the public and private sectors, NGO’s, academia and the UN will discuss the implications of the Lancet Nutrition series 2013 for policies and programmes.