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Scaling up Dutch Efforts for Global Nutrition

An action-oriented discussion event: March 10, 2015
Scaling Up Dutch Efforts for Global Nutrition
February 20, 2015 By: F&BKP Office Image: NWGN

The Netherlands Working Group on Nutrition, together with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organize an action-oriented discussion event on 10 March 2015, kindly hosted by Unilever Vlaardingen.

The aim of the event is to make Dutch policy makers and practitioners aware of the findings of the Global Nutrition Report, and to find practical ways to scale up Dutch efforts towards achieving nutrition security.

The event includes the Dutch launch of first Global Nutrition Report by Professor Lawrence Haddad (IFPRI), and it builds on international discussions during a range of global events of late 2014 (see earlier article on this website) and on the new Dutch policy letter “Dutch efforts toward global food security”. In response to the Ministries’ call for joint action, the Netherlands Working Group on Nutrition feels responsible to contribute to a dialogue on how to contribute to food security and ending malnutrition.

The second part of the event consists of an interactive debate about practical action to scale up Dutch efforts and about the roles that ‘diamond partners’ (government, NGOs, knowledge institutes and private sector) can and should play.

Expected participants include UNICEF, ICCO Cooperation, Unilever, WRR, GAIN, ETC, DSM, SPAR, Save the Children, Friesland Campina, Wageningen UR, Micronutrient Initiative, Wemos, Access to Nutrition Index and World Food Programme.

The Netherlands Working Group on Nutrition is a network of organizations with an interest in nutrition, which functions as a Dutch platform for knowledge sharing on nutrition, while also delivering specific expert advice on nutrition (e.g. to Dutch embassies) or hosting expert meetings. Members: DSM, ETC Foundation, GAIN, ICCO, Micronutrient Initiative, Plan NL, Royal Institute for the Tropics / KIT, Save the Children NL, UNICEF-NL, Unilever, WFP, WUR.

For the organizing network and its partners, this event also generates input for a further knowledge agenda on Nutrition Security to be realized in the course of this year. The NWGN intends to organize more action-oriented discussion events in the course of 2015, in partnership with amongst others the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

Please download the full program of the afternoon (PDF) and the route description to Unilever R&D Vlaardingen (in English; PDF) / Routebeschrijving (in NL; PDF).

To register for the event, send an e-mail to before Tuesday March 3, 2015.


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