Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership, and partnerships


by kkeeton | May 22, 2015

This week, A4NH joined together with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in co-hosting the latest in a series of Brussels Briefings entitled, Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership, and partnerships. The Brussels Briefings are a platform for engaging in discussion on key issues and challenges for rural development, with an emphasis on cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Group of States (ACP).

The latest briefing, held on May 20th, included two dynamic panels: one on enhancing nutrition through a multi-sectoral approach, and another highlighting best practices in addressing nutrition challenges.

Presenters for Panel 1 included:

  • Marie Ruel, Director of the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at IFPRI, and also theA4NH Flagship 4 leader
  • Tom Arnold, Interim SUN Movement Coordinator,
  • Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit on Rural Development, Food & Nutrition Security of the EC,
  • Lawrence Haddad, Senior Researcher at IFPRI, and
  • Stineke Oenema, Co-chair of the working group on food security at Concord.

Panel 2 presenters included:

  • Robinah Mulenga Kwofie, Executive Director of the National Food and Nutrition Commission in Zambia,
  • Fokko Wientjes, Vice-President of Corporate Sustainability & Public Private Partnerships at DSM,
  • Lister Katsvairo, Country Manager of HarvestPlus in Rwanda,
  • Rose Ndolo, Senior Child Nutrition & FS Programmes Adviser of World VisionUK, and lastly,
  • Boitshepo Giyose, Senior Nutrition Officer at ESNP, FAO.

A4NH director, John McDermott, made opening remarks at the event, along with several other honorable guests, such as, Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary General of Sustainable Economic Development and Trade of the ACP,  Klaus Rudischauser, Deputy Director-General of Policy and Thematic Coordination of the European Commission/Europaid, and Michael Hailu, Director of CTA.

More information about this briefing (including the programme, photos, and speaker presentations) as well as information about other briefings can be found on the Brussels Briefings website. 

A recording of the briefing is available below.

Brussels Briefings No.41: "Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership, and partnerships"