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    • June 10, 2013 • Washington, DCHariFitriPutjukSustaining Political Commitmentsto Scaling Up Nutrition
    • 2AcknowledgementsandThanksThis meeting is a remarkable gathering of stakeholders representing civil society and governments in many Scal-ing Up Nutrition (SUN) countries, international nongovernmental organizations, donor governments, multilateralinstitutions, and the private sector. We are particularly grateful to our colleagues from civil society in SUN coun-tries, to whom the facts and the cost of undernutrition are too well known. We wish to thank our partners, the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children, Helen Keller International, RESULTS, 1,000 Days Partnership,Action Against Hunger, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, ONE, SUN Civil Society Network Secretariat,World Vision, Church World Service, ChildFund International, International Medical Corps, and World FoodProgram USA. Without their generous financial and planning support, this event would not be possible. A team ofstaff from each of these organizations worked closely to develop a program that is informative, thought-provoking,and challenging.We are honored to have U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah and Ireland’sMinister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello with us as keynote speakers. We are grateful to DavidNabarro, special representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition, for providing avideo message. We value his leadership, energy, and ceaseless commitment to ensuring that SUN countries—gov-ernments and civil society—are at the center of the SUN Movement.We thank Wilbald Lorri for bringing a message from Tanzanian President Jayaka Kiketwe, and we thank theDeputy Ambassador of the United Kingdom Philip Barton for his remarks on behalf of his government.With great appreciation for the time and effort, we recognize our expert panelists: Robert Black, Johns HopkinsUniversity; Keith Hansen, the World Bank; Rajul Pandya-Lorch, International Food Policy Research Institute;Martin Bloem, the World Food Programme; Kaosar Afsana, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee; RoseNdolo, World Vision International, Kenya; Joyce Ngegba, Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania; Juan CarlosPaiz, Competitiveness, Investment, and Millennium Challenge Corporation, Guatemala; William Chilufya, Zam-bia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance; Cassim Masi, Zambia National Food and Nutrition Commission;The Hon. Highvie H. Hamududu, Parliament of Zambia; Rigobert Oladiran Ladikpo, Professional Association ofVegetable Oil Industries, West Africa Economic Monetary Union; Ivan Mendoza, Secretariat for Food and Nutri-tion Security, Guatemala; Harouna Souley, FORSANI, Niger; Carmel Dolan, Emergency Nutrition Network.We are delighted and honored that InterAction and its members chose this opportunity to pledge their supportfor maternal and child nutrition and the 1,000 Days Partnership. Our thanks to Sam Worthington, John Coonrod,Anne Goddard, and Kent Hill for presenting the pledge.We extend our special thanks to Tom Arnold, Carolyn Miles, Kathy Spahn, and Lucy Sullivan for their roles asmoderators of key sessions and to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, Ambassador Elkanah Odembo ofthe Republic of Kenya, and Ambassador Tony Hall for offering remarks at the evening reception.We are so grateful to all the breakout session facilitators and rapporteurs for their work in the lead up to this meet-ing and for fostering and capturing what we hope will be an engaging and productive dialogue on key issues.Finally, we are extremely grateful to Roger Thurow for rearranging many plans to be the master of ceremonies.We will produce a summary report of the proceedings—in print and video and all presentations will be availableon the meeting website: www.bread.org/meeting.
    • 3WelcomeWe are delighted to welcome you all to this gathering on “Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutri-tion.” On behalf of Bread for the World Institute, Concern Worldwide, and all our partners who have helpedmake this time together possible, we want to thank everyone for coming, particularly those who have made longjourneys to be here.This event marks approximately 1,000 days since September 2010, when the United States and the government ofIreland launched 1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future—a Call to Action. At the same time, the ScalingUp Nutrition (SUN) Movement was launched. Many of us here have spent the last 1,000 days working to scale upwhat we know works, so that vital nutrients reach more pregnant women and young children at risk.Today, civil society, government representatives, international organizations, private sector representatives andother stakeholders will reconvene to celebrate progress and reflect on the experiences and lessons from the first1,000 days. We are gathered here today as a group of stakeholders unified by a common vision and cause, that ofending early childhood malnutrition. We hope all stakeholders will reaffirm their commitment to accelerate prog-ress against maternal and child undernutrition over the next 1,000 days and identify policy and implementationchallenges and solutions that will require coordinated action.In 2013 the world reached a pivotal point in relation to the nutrition agenda, one which we hope will be a true tip-ping point. Building on a series of important events and on the latest evidence, this meeting focuses on the criticalrole of civil society in scaling up nutrition.In June 2011, Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwide hosted “1,000 Days to Scale Up Nutrition forMothers and Children: Building Political Commitment” to help organize a voice for civil society. Since then civilsociety alliances have emerged in many SUN countries. Today, we will look at specific ways that civil society canpartner with national governments and other stakeholders to effectively reduce malnutrition. We hope to discussways to amplify civil society’s voice and mobilize civil society, in advocacy and in developing and supporting nutri-tion plans and goals, especially at the country level.Generation after generation, early childhood malnutrition has taken a devastating toll in death and disability. Buttoday, we know that effective, affordable ways exist to prevent the irreversible damage that malnutrition causesduring the “1,000 Days,” the time between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday. With this knowl-edge comes the responsibility to act. Ensuring that all people have enough nutritious food to eat is not only theright thing to do—it is also a smart thing to do.Remembering that at the center of this work is a young child, a mother, and their future will keep our work ontrack. It is also our motivation and inspiration. It is possible to make dramatic progress against child malnutritionin a fairly short period of time. Some of us here come from countries that have done it.Thank you for taking time from your busy lives to join us here in Washington, D.C. We deeply appreciate yourpartnership.David Beckmann Joe CahalanPresident, Bread for the World CEO, Concern Worldwide
    • 4Table of ContentsAcknowledgements.........................................................................................................................................................2Welcome.............................................................................................................................................................................3Agenda................................................................................................................................................................................5Background.......................................................................................................................................................................9Breakout Sessions..........................................................................................................................................................12Presenters.........................................................................................................................................................................14About Bread for the World........................................................................................................................................ 22About Concern Worldwide........................................................................................................................................ 23Partners............................................................................................................................................................................ 24Metro Map...................................................................................................................................................................... 26Floor Plan of the Mead Center..................................................................................................................................27Neighborhood Map...................................................................................................................................................... 28Twitter • Follow and discuss today’s event with #Next1000Days.Please join @bread4theworld and @Concern in building momentum online by tweetingthroughout the day’s event.Help us promote the event on Facebook by asking your followers to “like” our pages where wewill be live posting about the event.www.facebook.com/ConcernWorldwideUSwww.facebook.com/breadfortheworldLive Webcast: For those who could not join us today, the plenary sessions of the Sustaining PoliticalCommitments to Scaling Up Nutrition meeting will be webcast live atwww.concern.net/livestream and www.bread.org/webcast.Wifi at the Mead CenterUse the following username and password to connect to the Internet while you are at the Mead Center duringthe Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition meeting:username: breadfortheworldpassword: endhungerFor more information and updates visit: www.bread.org/meeting
    • 5Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up NutritionThe Mead Center for American Theater1101 Sixth St., SW, Washington, DC 20024n Breakfast and Registration8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Grand Lobbyn General SessionOpening Plenary: Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Fichandler StageMaster of CeremoniesRoger Thurow, author, The Last Hunger Season; senior fellow, Global Agriculture and Food Policy; fellow, ChicagoCouncil for Global Affairs; fellow, ONEWelcomeDavid Beckmann, president, Bread for the World InstituteJoe Cahalan, chief executive officer, Concern Worldwide, U.S.Keynote SpeakersRaj Shah, administrator, U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentJoe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Developement, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, IrelandVideo MessageDavid Nabarro, special representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition andCoordinator of the SUN Movementn Panel DiscussionTaking Stock and Looking Ahead to the Next 1,000 Days: Global Perspectives9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.Fichandler StageModeratorLucy Sullivan, executive director, 1,000 Days PartnershipPanelistsRobert Black, director of the Institute for International Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; authorof the Lancet series on maternal and child nutritionKeith Hansen, acting vice president and network head, Human Development, World BankRajul Pandya-Lorch, head, 2020 Vision Initiative and chief of staff, International Food Policy Research InstituteMartin Bloem, senior nutrition advisor, World Food ProgrammeAgenda
    • 6n Second Morning PlenaryPolitical Leadership for Results10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Fichandler StageIntroductionCarolyn Miles, president and chief executive officer, Save the Children (U.S.)SpeakersWilbald Lorri, advisor on nutrition issues, Office of President Jakaya Kikwete, Republic of TanzaniaPhilip Barton, deputy head of mission, Embassy of the United Kingdomn InterAction Nutrition Pledge10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Fichandler StageSam Worthington, chief executive officer, InterActionJohn Coonrod, executive vice president, The Hunger ProjectAnne Goddard, president and chief executive officer, ChildFund InternationalKent Hill, senior vice president, International Programs Group, World Visionn Panel DiscussionTaking Stock and Looking Ahead to the Next 1,000 Days: Country-level Perspectives11:10 a.m. – noonFichandler StageModeratorKathy Spahn, chief operating officer, Helen Keller InternationalPanelistsKaosar Afsana, director of health, nutrition, and population; Bangladesh Rural Advancement CommitteeRose Ndolo, national nutrition coordinator, World Vision, KenyaJoyce Ngegba, program and advocacy manager, Partnership for Nutrition, TanzaniaJuan Carlos Paiz, presidential commissioner for Guatemala’s Competitiveness, Investment, and MillenniumChallenge Corporationn Lunchnoon – 1 p.m.
    • 7n Afternoon PlenaryTaking SUN to Scale1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Fichandler StageModeratorsTom Arnold, former chief executive officer, Concern Worldwide, member of the lead group of the Scaling UpNutrition MovementMarie-Pierre Allié, president, Medecins Sans Frontieres, France, and member of the lead group of Scaling UpNutrition• Panel Discussion: Perspectives from ZambiaWilliam Chilufya, national coordinator of the Zambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition AllianceCassim Masi, executive director of the National Food and Nutrition Commission of ZambiaThe Hon. Highvie H. Hamududu, member of Parliament and chair of the Parliamentary Committee onEstimates, National Assembly of Zambia• Panel Discussion: SUN Country Experiences with Scaling UpRigobert Oladiran Ladikpo, executive secretary, Professional Association of Vegetable Oil Industries, WestAfrica Economic Monetary UnionIvan Mendoza, director, the Secretariat for Food and Nutrition Security, GuatemalaCarmel Dolan, Emergency Nutrition Network StudyHarouna Souley, president, FORSANI (Niger Health Forum)n Mid-Afternoon Break3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.n Breakout Sessions3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.• Capacity Development in NutritionMac HallFacilitatorsManisha Tharaney, nutrition policy and health systems advisor, Helen Keller InternationalPaul Amuna, consultant, African Nutrition Society; lecturer, University of GreenwichRapporteurAnu Narayan, deputy director, Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally• Best Practices: Nutrition-Specific InterventionsKogod CradleFacilitatorsKarin Lapping, senior director of nutrition, Save the ChildrenFrancis Zotor, president, African Nutrition SocietyRapporteurSandra Remancus, project director, Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance, Family Health International 360
    • 8• Best Practices: Nutrition-Sensitive DevelopmentMolly Study 1FacilitatorCharlotte Dufour, food security, nutrition, and livelihoods officer; Food and Agriculture Organization of theUnited NationsRapporteurAnna Herforth, independent nutrition consultant• Civil Society’s Role in Advocacy and Monitoring Progress at National and Global LevelsMolly Study 2FacilitatorsConnell Foley, director of strategy, advocacy, and learning; Concern WorldwideBuba Khan, food coordinator, ActionAid, the GambiaRapporteurLisa Bos, policy advisor on health and education, World Visionn Coffee Break5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.n Breakout Group Readouts5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Kogod CradleFacilitatorTom Arnold, member of the lead group of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movementn Session Takeaways, Concluding Remarks, and Looking Forward5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Kogod CradleFacilitatorTom Arnold, member of the lead group of the Scaling Up Nutrition MovementSpeakersLayla McCay, senior manager for global and national policy and advocacy, Global Alliance for Improved NutritionNeil Watkins, program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationDavid Beckmann, president, Bread for the World Instituten Reception6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Catwalk Café and TerraceRemarksRoger Thurow, fellow, Chicago Council for Global AffairsMayor Vincent Gray, District of ColumbiaAmbassador Tony Hall, executive director, Alliance to End HungerHis Excellency Elkanah Odembo, ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the United States
    • 9Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up NutritionThe First 1,000 DaysThis meeting provides a chance to celebrate all that has been achieved in the approximately 1,000 dayssince September 2010, when both 1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future and the Scaling Up Nutrition(SUN) Movement were launched. The United States and Ireland wereleaders in the 1,000 Days call to action on early childhood malnutrition.Uganda, Malawi, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Ghana were among the first tocommit to the goals of SUN.The initial 1,000-day phase of these significant global efforts to reduceearly childhood malnutrition is coming to a close. These first days ofincreased global efforts on maternal and child nutrition mirror a critical1,000-day period in human life. We have definitive scientific and medicalevidence that this period—from a mother’s pregnancy to her child’s secondbirthday— is a window of opportunity when children are growing andchanging rapidly, making it a time when sufficient nutritious food is vital.In fact, malnutrition during this window causes millions of children everyyear to die or suffer irreversible, lifelong health and cognitive damage.This is why advocates must continue to make 1,000 Days a priority. Weonly have one chance to get this right. If a child misses out on essentialnutrients before his or her second birthday, better nutrition in preschool years may strengthen his or herhealth, but it cannot make up for the ground lost in infancy. Fortunately, good nutrition during this periodis affordable, and it sets a child up for a lifetime of good health and the capacity to contribute to her or hiscommunity.In response to the September 2010 call to action, Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwidehosted “1,000 Days to Scale up Nutrition for Mothers and Children: Building Political Commitment” in June2011. The goals of this meeting were to help organize a voice for civil society to maintain and build on thepolitical momentum behind the SUN Movement. Participants noted progress on efforts already being madeto scale up nutrition at the country level, identified challenges, and developed a joint advocacy agenda forupcoming global forums.One outcome of this meeting was a civil society joint statement that called for• national governments to lead the way,• scaling up nutrition programs,• international leadership,• increased focus on human capacity, and• accountabilitybackground
    • 10The meeting also started a new and exciting processof engagement among civil society stakeholders, layingthe foundation for a stronger enabling environmentfor civil society to be an influential player within theSUN movement at the country level. All countryrepresentatives identified key priorities and actions tofurther strengthen the involvement and ownership ofcivil society at the national level. The meeting spurredthe establishment of civil society platforms andalliances in SUN countries.Building on this, in September 2011 Civil SocietyAlliances in 11 SUN countries developed proposalsto enhance civil society engagement in the SUNMovement. Most received funding through the SUNMulti-Partner Trust Fund, a new mechanism throughwhich funds could be received, proposals reviewed,and grants provided.The SUN Movement has made tremendousprogress during the first 1,000 Days. To date, 40countries have joined SUN. These countries arehome to 80 million stunted children, representingnearly half of the global stunting burden. Sixteen ofthese countries have costed out national plans. Inaddition, the SUN Movement has transitioned to amore formal and structured way of working, with ahigh-level lead group that is supported by a smallsecretariat and four stakeholder networks, includingone for civil society.Nutrition was more prominent at global meetingsin 2012. During the World Health Organization’sannual meeting, the World Health Assembly passeda resolution that included six nutrition targets,including targets on stunting and wasting. The2012 G8 Summit and The Child Survival Call toAction included nutrition as a key component of thenew food security and maternal and child healthcommitments. In addition, in the lead up to the 2012G8 Summit, President Barack Obama delivered amajor speech on global hunger and food security inwhich he said that the United States would continueto focus on maternal and child nutrition.The 1,000 Days Call to Action and the 1,000 DaysPartnership that emerged from it have played acritical role in increasing attention to the urgency ofaddressing malnutrition. U.S. leadership has helpedelevate nutrition in global, regional, and countryagendas. The first 1,000-day period—from the launchof the 1,000 Days Call to Action in September2010 through June 2013—has mobilized support formaternal and child nutrition across governments,civil society, and the private sector.The Next 1,000 DaysThe next 1,000-day period—coinciding with thedeadline of the Millennium Development Goalsand the beginning of a new global developmentframework—offers a new political window ofopportunity to build on initial work and realizesignificant new gains in maternal and child nutrition.Bread for the World, Concern Worldwide, andpartner organizations have convened this civil societyevent in Washington, D.C., on June 10, 2013, near theculmination of the first 1,000 Days.The purposes of this meeting are to reconvene civilsociety, government representatives, internationalorganizations, private sector representatives, andother stakeholders to• celebrate progress and reflect on theexperiences and lessons from the first 1,000Days;• reaffirm political commitment to renew andstrengthen the Call to Action for the next 1,000Days;• identify policy and implementation challengesand solutions; and• discuss ways to amplify civil society’s voiceand mobilize civil society in advocacy and indeveloping and supporting nutrition plans andgoals, especially at the country level.
    • 11Meeting organizers will particularly seek outthe participation of representatives of the SUNCivil Society Network. This meeting is being heldalongside Bread for the World’s biannual gatheringof grassroots anti-hunger activists. The Bread activistsfrom across the country will carry what they learnabout 1,000 Days and SUN to Capitol Hill on June 11and to their churches and communities thereafter.This meeting follows a series of global hungerand nutrition events, including a high level meetingon hunger, nutrition, and climate justice in Irelandin April; a UNICEF conference on nutrition; thelaunch of the new Lancet series on maternal and childnutrition; and the U.K.-hosted Nutrition for Growthsummit, which was held June 8 in London.The Nutrition for Growth summit was a keypledging moment for nutrition. This June 10 civilsociety event will provide a platform to bringattention to the outcomes of the summit and tocelebrate U.S. leadership and its role in the 1,000Days Call to Action and the SUN Movement—as wellas showcase the many achievements of the first 1,000days. It will also provide an opportunity for the U.S.government to update a largely U.S. audience onnutrition investments and new commitments made inLondon.Policy Goals and Objectives: Sustaining PoliticalCommitments to Scaling Up NutritionAt this international, civil society-led event, weseek to renew the 1,000 Days Call to Action, whichincreases the political will to scale up action andresources that improve maternal and child nutrition.This is happening within the context of a U.S. globalinitiative on hunger and poverty, the final push on theMillennium Development Goals, and negotiationson a post-2015 development framework. During thenext 1,000 Days, it will be necessary to deepen thecommitment among stakeholders to work together toconsolidate the impressive and much-needed gains inscaling up nutrition during the initial 1,000 Days andto realize the full potential of the SUN Movement.Specific objectives for the meeting:• To enshrine and embed U.S. politicalleadership on 1,000 Days.• To advance civil society advocacy andengagement in SUN.The meeting will advance a set of short andmedium term goals for the next 1,000 Days:At the global level• Continued political leadership on nutritionin the 1,000-day window of opportunity,particularly by the U.S. government• A critically needed financing pledge to supportcosted nutrition plans of SUN countries andother countries taking action to scale upnutrition• Agreement on an interim global stunting targetand plans for how to reach that goal between2013 and 2016• Inclusion of a specific nutrition goal and target,especially a stunting target and indicator, in thepost-2015 development frameworkAt the country level• Participation of all 36 high-burden countries ineither the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement oractions to scale up nutrition• Costed action plans and commitments toimplement the action plans from all SUNcountries• Greater voice and participation of local civilsociety organizations in developing andimplementing national nutrition plans• Increased investments to improve nutritioncapacity at the national level
    • 12Breakout SessionsDuring the afternoon, participants will have theopportunity to participate in one of the four breakoutsessions described below. These will be interactivediscussions intended to tackle questions and issuesincluded in the descriptions, as well as those that comeup in earlier sessions of the meeting. Groups will generaterecommendations for the next 1,000 days, which willinform a civil society statement and be compiled intoan event report summary that participants may use foradvocacy and planning.n Capacity Development in NutritionMac HallFacilitatorsManisha Tharaney, nutrition policy and healthsystems advisor, Helen Keller InternationalPaul Amuna, consultant, African Nutrition Society;lecturer, University of GreenwichRapporteurAnu Narayan, deputy director, StrengtheningPartnerships, Results, and Innovations in NutritionGlobally (SPRING)Capacity development has been identified as aneed and challenge in Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)countries. The sustainability of efforts to scale upnutrition interventions and programming will requireincreased in-country capacity at multiple levels andacross sectors. This breakout session will providea brief background on challenges and capacitydevelopment needs in SUN countries and will seek to1. facilitate discussion about which donor supportand civil society investments are needed tostrengthen human capacity for scaling up nutritionacross sectors, particularly in light of existingnational nutrition strategies;2. develop some consensus around short- and longer-term capacity development strategies for SUNcountries; and3. facilitate an interest group to develop country-levelprogress on capacity development.This session will include a short overview of capacitydevelopment issues. Those with expertise in capacitybuilding then will be invited to speak about tools theyhave developed on workforce profiles and humanresource management. There will be an opportunityfor discussion and time in small groups to arrive atpractical recommendations for action. These arepotential discussion questions:• How well equipped is the nutrition workforce incountries to accomplish stated goals?• What is the current level of partnership in theinternational nongovernmental organizationcommunity and other sectors to build capacity forSUN (at country level)?• What can realistically be achieved in the next1,000 days? What is the longer-term vision?n Best Practices: Nutrition-Specific InterventionsKogod CradleFacilitatorsKarin Lapping, senior director of nutrition, Savethe ChildrenFrancis Zotor, president, African Nutrition SocietyRapporteurSandra Remancus, project director, Food andNutrition Technical Assistance, Family HealthInternational 360This breakout group will provide an opportunity tolearn about the challenges and successes of scaling upnutrition-specific interventions at the country level. Wewill explore best practices and innovative approachesto improving nutrition at scale, including examplesof effectively communicating social and behavioralchanges and collaborating across sectors. The sessionwill begin with a short panel discussion with expertsin the field, including one programmatic expert whoworks on nutrition at scale globally and two SUNcountry representatives who can draw lessons learnedfrom their own efforts to scale up nutrition.Discussion will follow based on participants’experiences and insights. The goal of this session isto identify a set of recommendations for scaling upnutrition-specific interventions over the next 1,000days. These are potential discussion questions:
    • 13• Which interventions have been able to be scaled up?• What barriers remain to effective scale up of thenutrition-specific interventions?• How can the role of maternal nutrition beenhanced in the next 1,000 days?n Best Practices: Nutrition-Sensitive DevelopmentMolly Study 1FacilitatorCharlotte Dufour, Food & AgricultureOrganization of the United NationsRapporteurAnna Herforth, independent nutrition consultantThe work of many sectors is important to effectivelyprevent malnutrition, given its multiple causes.Agriculture, water and sanitation, education, health,social protection, and other factors all have uniqueand critical roles. This session will discuss howinterventions from various sectors can be designed tobe nutrition sensitive through a deliberate planningprocess—for example by ensuring that nutritionallyvulnerable people are included in the interventionarea. Such planning includes promoting nutrition,addressing gender dynamics, and ensuring thatpregnant and lactating women have access to timeand resources for proper care of themselves andtheir children. Through lightning presentations,conversation, and small group discussions, this sessionwill explore issues such as1. how nutrition sensitive approaches are beingplanned and implemented in SUN countries,2. how interventions can be made nutrition-sensitive, and3. how policy can support various sectors by creatingincentives beneficial for nutrition.The session will generate recommendations that buildon the experiences of participants and other availableevidence. These are potential discussion questions:• How can interventions in various sectors be mademore nutrition-sensitive?• What are some examples from SUN countrieswhere multisectoral nutrition policies areemerging and where programming has beendesigned to be nutrition-sensitive?• What is needed to enable multisectoral work fornutrition?n Civil Society’s Role in Advocacy and MonitoringProgress at National and Global LevelsMolly Study 2FacilitatorsConnell Foley, director of strategy, advocacy, andlearning; Concern WorldwideBuba Khan, food coordinator, ActionAid, theGambiaRapporteurLisa Bos, policy advisor on health and education,World VisionCountries are expected to put in place their ownmonitoring and evaluation frameworks based oncosted national nutrition plans. In this session, we willlook at what the new SUN monitoring and evaluationframework means for the SUN Civil Society Networkat the national level, particularly as it relates to howcountry-level networks and alliances could interact withothers in support of SUN processes. We will discusswhat type of tracking and monitoring the country-levelCivil Society Alliances could be doing to ensure thatprogress is being advocated for and monitored. High-level advocacy for nutrition has been effective at globaland national levels, resulting in greater commitmentsfor nutrition. Multiple indices are emerging to assistwith global and national-level monitoring of thesenutrition commitments and subsequent action.This session will include a short presentation on thenew SUN monitoring and evaluation frameworkand various tools and processes for monitoringprogress. Small group discussions will generaterecommendations on how to facilitate both monitoringand advocacy at the national level. We will identify keybarriers and challenges for local civil society and howdonors and others can support them in monitoringand evaluation and advocacy. These are potentialdiscussion questions:• What are the challenges of monitoring andtracking progress at the national level? At theglobal level?• How can Civil Society Alliances effectivelymonitor progress on SUN costed plans?• What kinds of advocacy are most effective inensuring that plans are effectively implementedin-country?
    • 14Kaosar Afsana is director of health,nutrition, and population for theBangladesh Rural Advancement Com-mittee, providing technical supportand policy making in reproductive,maternal, neonatal, child, and adoles-cent health and nutrition. Afsana is aprofessor at the James P. Grant Schoolof Public Health, BRAC University. She was awarded the2011 Woman of Distinction Award from the NGO Com-mittee on Women’s Status, New York, for her contribu-tion to maternal health and women’s empowerment.Afsana earned her medical degree from Harvard— alongwith master’s and doctorate degrees in public health fromEdith Cowan University, Australia.Marie-Pierre Allié is the presidentof Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)France. Allié worked in South Africa,Cambodia, and Iran with the organi-zation before joining the Paris office ofMSF, to oversee programs in Burundi,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Sudan, Mali, Niger, Cambodia,Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and China. Alliéwent on to work as a public health physician in Franceand joined the board of MSF France, from 2004 to 2007,before rejoining the Paris office as deputy director.Paul Amuna is a medical doctor, aregistered public health nutritionist,and a consultant with the UN Foodand Agriculture Organization, provid-ing training in nutrition education forAfrica. He also works with the WorldHealth Organization on implement-ing tools for the management ofnutritional problems in Africa, including severe acutemalnutrition. Amuna has previously served on the Scal-ing Up Nutrition (SUN) Task Force and is an advocate forthe standardization of nutrition training and workforcecapacity building in Africa to support SUN interventions.Amuna is principal lecturer at the University of Green-wich, U.K., where he has designed curricula for post-graduate training in the management of nutrition relatednon-communicable disease and for continuing develop-ment for field workers in developing countries.Tom Arnold was recently appointed chairperson of theConvention on the Irish Constitution. He is a member ofthe lead group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Move-ment. Previously, Arnold was chief ex-ecutive officer of Concern Worldwide.He served as assistant secretary gen-eral and chief economist in Ireland’sDepartment of Agriculture and Foodand on a number of high-level bodiesconcerned with hunger, including theUnited Nations Millennium Project’sHunger Task Force, the Irish Hunger Task Force, theUnited Nations Central Emergency Response Fund’sAdvisory Group, and the European Food Security Group.Arnold earned his master’s degrees from the CatholicUniversity of Louvain and Trinity College Dublin andis a graduate in agricultural economics from UniversityCollege Dublin.Philip Barton is the deputy headof mission at the British Embassy inWashington, D.C. He has previouslyserved in a range of countries includ-ing Venezuela, Gibraltar, Cyprus, andIndia. He has also worked as privatesecretary to the Prime Minister, firstfor John Major and then, following theelection of the new Labour Government in 1997, for TonyBlair. More recently, Barton has worked extensively onSouth and West Asia. In 2008, he became the foreign of-fice director for South Asia. In September 2009, he movedto a newly-created post in the U.K.’s Cabinet Office as di-rector, Afghanistan/Pakistan. In May 2010, following thecreation of the U.K.’s first National Security Council byPrime Minister Cameron, his role was expanded to coverall foreign policy issues. Barton earned a master’s degreein economics from the London School of Economics andstudied economics and politics at Warwick University.Rev. David Beckmann, presidentof Bread for the World and a 2010World Food Prize laureate, is oneof the foremost U.S. advocates forhungry and poor people. He has beenpresident of Bread for the World since1991, leading large-scale and successfulcampaigns to strengthen U.S. politi-cal commitment to overcome hunger and poverty in thecountry and globally. Beckmann is also president of Breadfor the World Institute, which provides policy analysis onhunger and strategies to end it. He founded and serves aspresident of the Alliance to End Hunger, which engagesdiverse U.S. institutions—Muslim and Jewish groups, cor-porations, unions, and universities—in building the politi-Speakers
    • 15cal will to end hunger. Prior to joining Bread, Beckmannworked at the World Bank for 15 years, overseeing largedevelopment projects and driving innovations to makethe bank more effective in reducing poverty. He earneddegrees from Yale University, Christ Seminary, and theLondon School of Economics. His latest book is Exodusfrom Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger.Robert E. Black is the director ofthe Institute for International Pro-grams at the Department of Interna-tional Health, Johns Hopkins Bloom-berg School of Public Health. Blackhas served as a medical epidemiologistat the Centers for Disease Controland has researched childhood infec-tious diseases and nutritional problems in Bangladeshand Peru. His research includes micronutrients and othernutritional interventions, evaluation of health services inlow- and middle-income countries, and the use of evi-dence in policy and programs. Through his membershipin professional organizations such as the U.S. Institute ofMedicine and advisory groups of the World Health Or-ganization, he focuses on policies that improve children’shealth.Martin Bloem is chief for nutritionand HIV/AIDS policy at the UnitedNations World Food Programme.He holds a medical degree from theUniversity of Utrecht and a doctor-ate from the University of Maastrichtand has joint faculty appointments atboth Johns Hopkins University andTufts University. Previously, Bloem was the senior vicepresident and chief medical officer of Helen Keller Inter-national. Bloem has participated in task forces convenedby the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the UN In-ternational Children’s Emergency Fund, the U.S. Agencyfor International Development, and the World HealthOrganization.Lisa Bos is policy advisor on healthand education at World Vision. Sheis responsible for advocacy and gov-ernment relations duties related tohealth programs and education pro-grams. Bos works within coalitionsand with Capitol Hill to advocatefor federal funding for global healthand education.Joe Cahalan is the chief executive officer of ConcernWorldwide, U.S. He joined Concern after more than 40years at the Xerox Corporation, where he held a series ofpositions in public affairs and communications. Cahalanalso served as president of the XeroxFoundation, the philanthropic arm ofthe Xerox Corp., which invested $13.5million in the non-profit sector in 2011.He has served on the board of trusteesof the Arthur Page Society, the boardof advisors at the Democratic Leader-ship Council, the board of directorsof the Stamford Center for the Arts, and the AdvisoryCouncil of the Business Committee for the United Na-tions. Cahalan has also served on the board of ConcernWorldwide, U.S. since 2008.William Chilufya is the nationalcoordinator of the Zambia Civil Soci-ety Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance. Heprovides leadership on the Alliance’sadvocacy agenda in Zambia, ensuringthat civil society’s concerns are con-sidered and urging the government,members of parliament, donors, andother key stakeholders to take action to scale up nutri-tion. Chilufya provides overall direction on implementingprograms that will result in a Zambia where every childis assured of sufficient nutrition through strengthened pol-icy, financial commitment, and adequate implementation.Chilufya is currently working toward a master’s degree indevelopment studies at the University of the Free States,Bloemfontein, South Africa. His research is on malnutri-tion in Zambia’s young children and its implications fordevelopment planning.John Coonrod is the executive vicepresident of The Hunger Project,where he is responsible for researchand advocacy and programs in SouthAsia and Latin America. He worksclosely with the president and chiefexecutive officer on all aspects ofstrategy, including programs, fundrais-ing, and communications. Coonrod serves as co-chairof InterAction’s Food Security and Agriculture workinggroup and as advisor and board member to a number ofemerging international nongovernmental organizations.Joe Costello minister of state for tradeand development at the Department ofForeign Affairs and Trade, Ireland, withresponsibility for Trade and Develop-ment. Minister Costello was first electedto Seanad Éireann (the Senate, or upperchamber, of the Irish Parliament) in1989 and has served since then in theSeanad Eireann or the Dáil Eireann (the House of Repre-sentatives, or lower chamber of the Irish Parliament). From
    • 161997 to 2002, he was leader of the Labour Seanad Group.Since 2002, he has served in the Dail Eireann.Carmel Dolan is the technicaldirector of the Emergency NutritionNetwork Study. She has more than30 years’ experience in the nutri-tion sector, starting in the mid-1980sworking in famine relief in Sudan andEthiopia. She also worked with theU.K. Department for InternationalDevelopment in Tanzania on a multi-sectoral nutritionprogram. Dolan was a founder of NutritionWorks andhas remained a senior partner, working on numerousnutrition policy and program development and technicalreviews with governments, donors, and nongovernmentalorganizations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.Charlotte Dufour is food security, nutrition, and liveli-hoods officer at the UN Food and Agricultural Organi-zation (FAO) and is working on the project SupportingFood Security, Nutrition, and Livelihoods in Sub-SaharanAfrica. Prior to this, Dufour spent ten years working onnutrition and food security in Afghanistan with AccionContre la Faim, Groupe URD, FAO, the Afghan Ministryof Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Health, and otherdevelopment partners. She holds a bachelor’s degree inhuman sciences from Oxford University and a master’sdegree in public health nutrition from the London Schoolof Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.Connell Foley is the director ofstrategy, advocacy, and learning atConcern Worldwide, where he is re-sponsible for learning and innovation,program quality, technical support, or-ganizational policy and strategy, andglobal advocacy. He has been withConcern since 1998 and has providedtechnical support on capacity building, partnerships,and development strategy in more than 20 developingcountries.Anne Lynam Goddard is presi-dent and chief executive officer ofChildFund International, a globalchild development organization dedi-cated to helping vulnerable childrenliving in poverty have the capacityand opportunity to thrive and bringpositive change to their communities.As president, Goddard is focused on leading a strategythat expands and deepens ChildFund’s efforts across theglobe. Through her leadership, ChildFund has helpedto enhance the lives of children and communities on fivecontinents, working to improve children’s health, educa-tion, and economic conditions and opportunity. She ledthe organization’s rebranding, which strategically alignedthe organization as a member of the ChildFund Allianceto better serve vulnerable children around the world.After earning a master’s degree in public health, Goddardwent on to live and work overseas for almost 20 years inSomalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Egypt.Vincent Gray is the sixth electedmayor of the District of Columbia. Anative Washingtonian, Mayor Graygrew up in a one-bedroom apartmentat 6th and L Streets, NE. He gradu-ated at the age of 16 from DunbarHigh School and studied psychologyat The George Washington University(GWU) at both the undergraduate and graduate schoollevels. While at GWU, he became the first African-Ameri-can admitted in the fraternity system. Gray’s professionalcareer includes work for the Arc of D.C.; the Departmentof Human Services; and Covenant House Washington, aninternational, faith-based organization dedicated to serv-ing homeless and at-risk youth.Ambassador Tony Hall is theexecutive director of the Allianceto End Hunger. Nominated threetimes for the Nobel Peace Prize forhis humanitarian and hunger relatedwork, he served as the United StatesAmbassador to the United NationsAgencies for Food and Agriculture.Prior to his diplomatic service, Hallrepresented the Third District of Ohio in the U.S. Con-gress for almost twenty-four years. He founded the Con-gressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors, foundedand chaired the Congressional Hunger Center and is afounding member of the Select Committee on Hunger,where he served as chairman from 1989 to 1993. Asdirector of the Alliance to End Hunger, he leads theorganization’s work in engaging diverse institutions inbuilding the public and political will to end hunger athome and abroad.The Hon. Highvie H.Hamududu is a member of Zam-bia’s Parliament and chairs the Par-liamentary Committee on Estimatesof the National Assembly. Previ-ously, he was a lecturer in economicsat the Institute of Higher Education,Windhoek, Namibia. He earned hisbachelor’s degree in economics and demography fromthe University of Zambia in 1993 and has also workedin banking.
    • 17Keith Hansen is the World Bank’sacting vice president and head of net-work for human development, whichcomprises education, health, nutrition,population, social protection, andlabor. Hansen is also the sector direc-tor for human development in LatinAmerica and the Caribbean (LAC),where he is responsible for the Bank’s overall strategy,analysis, and policy advice and oversees a portfolio ofmore than 75 projects in 25 countries, largely aimed athelping LAC countries achieve Millennium DevelopmentGoals. He holds graduate degrees in development fromPrinceton and in law from Stanford.Anna Herforth is a consultant specializing in nutritionas a multisectoral issue related to agriculture and the envi-ronment. She consults for the World Bank, the UN Foodand Agriculture Organization, and USAID’s SPRINGproject. She has worked with universities, nonprofit orga-nizations, agencies of the United Nations and the Consul-tative Group on International Agricultural Research onnutrition policy and programs in Africa, South Asia, andLatin America. She holds a doctoral degree from Cor-nell University in international nutrition with a minor ininternational agriculture, a master’s degree in Food Policyfrom Tufts Friedman School, and a bachelor’s degree inplant science from Cornell University.Kent Hill is senior vice president ofthe International Programs Group atWorld Vision. He collaborates withthe international partnership of WorldVision to help facilitate the overseasallocation of resources from govern-ment grants, corporate donated goods,and individual donors. Previously, Hillserved as assistant administrator of Europe and Eurasiaat the U.S. Agency for International Development (US-AID), and was responsible for U.S. foreign assistance to 26countries in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.He has extensive experience with multiple U.S. govern-ment departments and agencies, international assistanceagencies from other countries, and hundreds of U.S. andinternational nongovernmental organizations, includingfaith-based organizations. He received a master’s degreein Russian studies and a doctoratedegree in history from the Universityof Washington.Buba Khan is food coordinator atActionAid, the Gambia. He is an agri-culturist by training with experience incivil society mobilization, networking,and lobbying. In his advocacy workwith ActionAid, he has planned, led, and implemented anumber of national campaigns on women’s access to land,opposition to land grabs, and strengthening African agricul-ture. Khan has worked closely with vulnerable communitiesacross the African Union to assert their rights and insurecitizen participation in the implementation of the Compre-hensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.Rigoberto Oladiran Ladikpo isthe executive secretary of the Profes-sional Association of Vegetable Oil In-dustries for the West Africa EconomicMonetary Union. He was appointedas minister of industries and of smalland medium size enterprises of theRepublic of Benin in 1991. He was alsoa member of the board of governors for World Bank. Hespent a significant part of his professional life lecturingin distinguished universities in Nigeria and Switzerlandand was a Trade Unions Leader. Ladikpo now devoteshis time to ensuring that all the member industries of hisprofessional association add vitamin A to vegetable oil toimprove child survival and reduce morbidity and mortal-ity in vulnerable population groups of West Africa.Karin Lapping is the senior direc-tor of nutrition at Save the Children.She has 14 years of experience ininternational nutrition, including nu-trition program assistant in Pakistan,global coordinator for Positive Devi-ance informed programs, nutrition-ist on emergency response teams inEthiopia and Darfur, and Viet Nam Country Coordinatorfor the Mainstreaming Nutrition Initiative and Asia AreaNutrition Advisor for Save the Children. Lapping holds amaster’s degree in public health from Emory Universityin infectious disease and a doctorate in Food Policy andApplied Nutrition from the Friedman School.Wilbald Lorri is personal advisoron nutrition issues to His ExcellencyJakaya Mrisho Kikwete, presidentof the United Republic of Tanzania.Lorri worked for more than 25 yearsat the Tanzania Food and NutritionCentre, a multidisciplinary institute,including nine years as its managingdirector. He also worked as coordinator of the Tanzania/Japan Food Aid Counterpart Fund, which finances foodsecurity and poverty alleviation projects. Lorri earned adoctorate degree in food science from Chalmers Universi-ty of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and a master’sdegree in food science and technology from Agriculturaland Mechanical University in Huntsville, Alabama.
    • 18Cassim Masi is the executive direc-tor of the National Food and NutritionCouncil of Zambia (NFNC). The man-date of NFNC, a semi-autonomouscorporate body under the Ministry ofHealth, is to enhance the optimal foodand nutritional status of the Zambianpopulation. NFNC is the focal pointfor SUN designated by the Government of Zambia. Asdirector, Masi has played a critical role in moving Zambiato be an active member of SUN since its early stages in2011. Most recently, he galvanized government supportto launch the National First 1,000 Most Critical DaysProgram in April 2013. Masi has more than 20 years ofexperience managing projects in sustainable agriculture,food security and livelihoods, health, and HIV/AIDS.Prior to joining NFNC, Masi worked for the Ministry ofAgriculture, Ministry of Tourism and Environment, andWorld Vision Zambia. Masi holds a doctorate degree inagronomy from the University of Nebraska.Layla McCay is senior managerfor policy and advocacy at the GlobalAlliance for Improved Nutrition andvisiting scholar at Johns HopkinsBloomberg School of Public Health.McCay has worked as clinical advisorto the World Health Organization inGeneva, and to the British Govern-ment. She has been assistant medical director for Bupa,and director for Basic Needs. She’s conducted healthservices research at Glasgow, Osaka, Harvard, and JohnHopkins School of Public Health, and has published injournals including the Lancet and BMJ.Ivan Mendoza is director of theGuatemalan Secretariat for Food andNutrition Security. Previously, hewas project coordinator for a UnitedNations and USAID program. Healso served as general manager of theMinistry of Health, Food Security, andNutrition Program. Mendoza has alsoworked as a faculty vice dean, a monitoring and evalua-tion coordinator, and a medical officer at the Instituto deNutrición de Centro América y Panamá.Carolyn S. Miles is president andchief executive officer for Save theChildren, which has served more than85 million children in 120 countriesaround the world. Miles was previ-ously chief operating office for Savethe Children, during which time theorganization doubled the number ofchildren it reached with nutrition, health, education, andother programs. She has served on numerous boards,including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, the Modern-izing Foreign Assistance Network, and the University ofVirginia’s Darden School of Business, where she receivedher master’s degree in business administration.David Nabarro is special represen-tative of the UN Secretary Generalfor Food Security and Nutrition andis coordinator of the SUN Movement.He has worked in child health andnutrition in Iraq, South Asia, and EastAfrica. He has also served as chiefhealth and population adviser anddirector for Human Development in the U.K. Departmentfor International Development. At the World HealthOrganization he led Roll Back Malaria and Health Actionin Crises. In 2005 Dr Nabarro became Senior Coordina-tor for Avian and Pandemic Influenza and in 2009 wasappointed coordinator of the UN’s High Level Task Forceon Global Food Security.Anu Narayan is the deputy direc-tor of Strengthening Partnerships,Results, and Innovation in NutritionGobally (SPRING). She has over 14years of experience working withnongovernmental organizationsand academia on nutrition and foodsecurity in Africa, Asia and LatinAmerica. Prior to joining SPRING, Narayan was HelenKeller International’s deputy regional director for Africa,where she oversaw a broad program portfolio in nutrition,neglected tropical diseases, and eye health strategies. Shehas solid technical knowledge of infant and young childfeeding, micronutrients, women’s nutrition, and HIV/AIDS, as well as experience working on gender-sensitiveagricultural and food security programs.Rose Ndolo is the national nutritioncoordinator of World Vision, Kenya.She chairs the interagency nutritionresponse advisory group in Kenya,and has worked in emergency, devel-opment, and advocacy aspects of nutri-tion with CARE, Save the Children,and World Vision. Ndolo was active indeveloping Kenya’s National Nutrition Action Plan 2012-2017, and in planning a national Scaling Up Nutritionsymposium in November 2012.Joyce Ngegba is program and advocacy manager ofthe Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania, a 300-mem-ber network of civil society organizations. She hasworked for more than 10 years in nutrition, public
    • 19health, and development with bothlocal and international civic societyorganizations. Ngegba earned amaster’s degree in human nutritionand a bachelor’s degree in home eco-nomics and human nutrition fromSokoine University of Agriculture,Morogoro, Tanzania.His Excellency Elkanah Odem-bo is the ambassador of the Republicof Kenya to the United States. Previ-ously he served as the Kenyan ambas-sador to France. H.E. Odembo hasheld senior level positions at philan-thropic and non-governmental organi-zations in East Africa for two decades.Advocating for human rights and social Justice has alwaysbeen at the core of his work. He was the founding direc-tor of Ufadhili Trust, a Nairobi based organization thatpromotes philanthropy and the use of local resources forsocial development, especially through corporate socialresponsibility, cross-sector partnerships, technical as-sistance, and policy research. H.E. Odembo earned hisbachelor’s degree in biology from Bowdoin College inMaine and his master’s degree in public health from theUniversity of Texas.Juan Carlos Paiz is Guatemala’spresidential commissioner for com-petitiveness, investment, and Millen-nium Challenge Corporation. He is co-founder and president of Pani-Fresh,an industrial bakery that exports to 20Latin American countries, and is for-mer president for McDonald’s SupplyChain Latin-American Counsel. Paiz has been a profes-sor of economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquínand is regional director for Central America and Haitifor the Dutch cooperation agency ICCO. He cofoundedand became President of the Fundación Proyecto de Vida“GuateAmala,” which coordinated community activitiesthat empowered citizens.Rajul Pandya-Lorch is head of the2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture,and the Environment Initiative at theInternational Food Policy Research In-stitute (IFPRI). She also manages theIFPRI Environment Initiative, a globalproject that identifies solutions formeeting world food needs while reduc-ing poverty and protecting the environment. She recentlyled a major project, “Millions Fed: Proven Successesin Agricultural Development,” which documents poli-cies, programs, and investments that have significantlyreduced hunger. Pandya-Lorch earned a master’s degreein public and international affairs from Princeton and abachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College.Sandra Remancus is the project director of Food andNutrition Technical Assistance at Family Health Inter-national 360. She has more than 25 years of experiencerelated to maternal and child health and nutrition; foodsecurity; HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support; repro-ductive health; and project management. She previouslyworked in West Africa with the U.S. Department of State’sBureau for Population, Refugees and Migration and US-AID’s Family Health and AIDS Project. Remancus alsoworked as a Food Program Specialist with the USDA’sFood and Nutrition Service and was a fisheries volunteerwith the U.S. Peace Corps in the Democratic Republic ofCongo. She has a master’s degree from the Tufts Univer-sity Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.Rajiv Shah serves as the 16thAdministrator of the United StatesAgency for International Development(USAID) and leads the efforts of morethan 8,000 professionals in 80 mis-sions around the world. Since takingon the role in January 2010, Shah hasmanaged the U.S. response to the 2010earthquake in Port-au-Prince, co-chaired the State Depart-ment’s first-ever review of American diplomacy and devel-opment operations, and now spearheads President BarackObama’s landmark Feed the Future food security initia-tive. He is also leading USAID Forward, an extensive setof reforms to USAID’s business model around seven keyareas, including procurement, science and technology,and monitoring and evaluation.Harouna Souley is the president of FORSANI (NigerHealth Forum), a Nigerien nongovernmental organiza-tion that he founded in 2004, along with other physicians,to improve healthcare for the most vulnerable popula-tions. FORSANI runs a large nutrition project in southNiger. One of its main activities has been the develop-ment of a training platform to respond to the acute needfor medical professionals trained in child malnutrition.In collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine in Niamey,Souley has trained health workers in the implementationof community-based management of acute malnutrition.Souley was involved in the launch of the Nigerien CivilSociety platform for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.
    • 20Kathy Spahn is president andchief executive officer of HelenKeller International, which is savingsight and lives in 22 countries. Shehas also served as president and ex-ecutive director of ORBIS Interna-tional, a global nonprofit dedicatedto the prevention and treatment ofblindness in the developing world, and as executivedirector of God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-basedAIDS service organization dedicated to combatingmalnutrition and hunger among people living withHIV/AIDS. She recently concluded a term as boardchair of InterAction and currently serves on its execu-tive committee.Lucy Martinez Sullivan isexecutive director of 1,000 Days—apartnership that champions actionand investment to improve nutri-tion during the critical 1,000 daysbetween a woman’s pregnancy andher child’s second birthday—as a wayto achieve greater progress in globalhealth and development. Prior to joining 1,000 Days,Sullivan served as executive director at CCS, a philan-thropic advisory firm, working with clients such as theBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wildlife Conser-vation Society, and the UN Foundation. Sullivan holdsa master’s degree in business administration from theWharton School of Business and a bachelor’s degreewith distinction from the University of Florida.Manisha Tharaney is the nutri-tion policy and health systems advi-sor for Helen Keller International.She started her work in primaryhealth care in India and continuedto work at all levels of the healthsystem, from community to districtto national. From 2004 to 2007,Tharaney served as a country manager at Helen KellerInternational’s office in Tanzania, where she man-aged the micronutrient programs under two USAIDflagship projects, MOST and A2Z. Having recentlyearned her doctorate degree in international healthsystems, she is focusing on combining her expertise onsystems strengthening with nutrition programming.Tharaney is currently serving as the policy and healthsystems technical advisor at Strengthening Partner-ships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally(SPRING).Roger Thurow is a fellow for ONEand senior fellow for global agricul-ture and food policy at The ChicagoCouncil on Global Affairs. Thurowserved as a Wall Street Journal for-eign correspondent in Europe andAfrica for 20 years. In 2003, he andJournal colleague Scott Kilman wrotea series on famine in Africa that was a finalist for thePulitzer Prize in International Reporting. In 2009, theywere awarded both Action Against Hunger’s Humani-tarian Award and the Harry Chapin Why Hunger book
    • 21award. He is the author of The Last Hunger Season: A Yearin an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change, and,with Scott Kilman, ENOUGH: Why the World’s PoorestStarve in an Age of Plenty.Neil Watkins is program officer onthe program advocacy team at theBill & Melinda Gates Foundation,where he focuses on nutrition and itslinkages with agriculture. He man-ages a portfolio of grants for nutri-tion and agriculture advocacy andrecently led the development of thefoundation’s first nutrition advocacy strategy. Previous-ly, Watkins served as director of policy and campaignsat ActionAid USA, an international anti-poverty agencyworking in nearly 50 countries. Watkins was also execu-tive director of the Jubilee USA Network, an alliance ofmore than 75 faith-based organizations, developmentagencies, and human rights groups advocating for debtrelief and just global economic policies.Sam Worthington is presidentand chief executive officer of Inter-Action, the nation’s largest allianceof nongovernmental organizationsworking to decrease poverty andhunger, uphold human rights,safeguard a sustainable planet, andensure human dignity for poor andvulnerable populations. Worthington’s advisory rolesinclude the Inter-Agency Standing Committee at theUnited Nations, the Advisory Council for VoluntaryForeign Assistance at USAID, and the Council onForeign Relations. He sits on the boards of the Allianceto End Hunger, CIVICUS, and Religions for Peace. Hewas a founding board member of the ONE Campaignand served on the steering committee of the NGOLeadership Forum at Harvard.Francis B. Zotor is a registeredpublic health nutritionist and a fel-low of the Higher Education Acad-emy of Great Britain & Ireland. He isa member of the Scaling Up Nutri-tion Civil Society Steering Commit-tee Network. Zotor is the currentpresident and a trustee of the Afri-can Nutrition Society, the leading movement promotingthe nutrition agenda across Africa. He recently joinedthe University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho,Ghana, as a senior academic to help strengthen teach-ing and research capacity within the School of PublicHealth. Previously, he was a senior lecturer at the Uni-versity of Greenwich, U.K., and recently spent a year asa researcher at the University of Alberta, Edmonton,Canada.
    • 22Bread forthe WorldWHOBread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’sdecision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies,programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, weprovide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live.WHYGod’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether theylive in the next house, in the next state, or on the next continent. Food is abasic need, and it is unjust that so many people do not have enough to eat.We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including our government, must work together. With the stroke of apen, policies are made that redirect millions of dollars and affect millions of lives. By making our voices heard inCongress, we make our nation’s laws more fair and compassionate to people in need.HOWBread for the World members write personal letters and email messages and call their representatives inCongress. We also meet with our representatives, either in their local offices or in Congress. Working through ourchurches, campuses, and other organizations, we engage more people in advocacy. Each year, Bread for the Worldinvites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that isimportant to hungry people.Bread for the World has two affiliate organizations. Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis onhunger and strategies to end it. The Alliance to End Hunger engages diverse institutions in building the politicalcommitment needed to end hunger at home and abroad. Hunger is not a partisan issue, and Bread for the Worldworks in a nonpartisan way. It enjoys the support of many different Christian denominations, church agencies,and local congregations. Bread for the World also collaborates with other organizations to build the politicalcommitment needed to overcome hunger and poverty.WHATBread for the World has a remarkable record of success in Congress, often winning far-reaching victories despitethe partisan gridlock. In 2012, for example, members of Bread for the World were influential in seeing thatCongress made no major cuts to programs for hungry and poor people, despite continued budget threats. Breadmembers also convinced Congress to extend tax credits for low-income people in 2012.Bread for the World is now urging advocates to write letters to Congress to ensure adequate funding for programsthat help hungry and poor people. We are also asking advocates to sign our petition to President Barack Obamaasking him to work with Congress on a plan to end hunger. Your letters and signature are needed.
    • 23Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental,international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to thereduction of suffering and working towards the ultimateelimination of extreme poverty and hunger in the world’spoorest countries. Founded in 1968, Concern World-wide—through its work in emergencies and long-termdevelopment—has saved countless lives, relieved sufferingand provided opportunities for a better standard of livingfor millions of people. We have more than 3,200 personnelworking in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.Concern works in partnership with localorganisations and people in their owncommunities to develop practical and lastingsolutions to extreme poverty. We target theroot causes of poverty and hunger andempower people to meet their basic sur-vival needs and gain a voice in deci-sions that affect them. Our emergencyresponse and long-term developmentprograms focus on education; food,income and markets; health; HIV andAIDS, and emergency response.We use our knowledge and experience on the groundto influence policy decisions at the local, national andinternational level, thus ensuring that we have the greatestpossible impact on the lives of the world’s poorest people.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND52-55 Lower Camden Street,Dublin 2T +353 1 417 7700F +353 1 475 7362E info@concern.netENGLAND AND WALES13/14 Calico HouseClove Hitch QuayLondon SW11 3TNT +44 207 801 1850F +44 207 223 5082E londoninfo@concern.netUSA355 Lexington Avenue, 19th FloorNew York, NY 10017T +1 212 557 8000F +1 212 557 8004E info@concern.netOur Vision A world where no-one livesin poverty, fear or oppression; where all have accessto a decent standard of living and the opportunitiesand choices essential to a long, healthy and creativelife; a world where everyone is treated with dignityand respect.Our Mission Our mission is to helppeople living in extreme poverty achieve majorimprovements in their lives which last and spreadwithout ongoing support from Concern.www.concernworldwide.org
    • 24partnersBill & Melinda Gates FoundationRather than look at the challenges that people face by region we identify challenges thatcan be tackled on a global level. We work with partners that can help to affect changeglobally, and then scale solutions to a local level.www.gatesfoundation.orgSave the ChildrenSave the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change inthe lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.www.savethechildren.orgHelen Keller InternationalOur mission is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishingprograms based on evidence and research in vision, health, and nutrition.www.hki.orgResults for Development InstituteResults for Development Institute is a non-profit organization whose mission is tounlock solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in low- andmiddle-income countries from realizing their full potential.www.resultsfordevelopment.orgScaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network SecretariatThe Civil Society Network is made up of national and international organizationsworking in various areas including: farmers, fisherfolk, human rights defenders,women’s groups, humanitarian and aid assistance agencies, research entities, consumergroups, trade unions and many others. The primary purpose of the Network is to alignthe strategies, efforts and resources of civil society with country plans for scaling upnutrition within the SUN Framework.www.scalingupnutrition.org1,000 Days PartnershipThe 1,000 Days Partnership promotes targeted action and investment to improvenutrition for mothers and young children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancyto age 2, when better nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child’s future and helpbreak the cycle of poverty.www.thousanddays.orgAction Against HungerAction Against Hunger saves the lives of severely malnourished children and helpsvulnerable communities become self-sufficient.www.actionagainsthunger.org
    • 25Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)GAIN’s mission is to reduce malnutrition through sustainable strategies aimed atimproving the health and nutrition of populations at risk.www.gainhealth.orgONE CampaignONE is a grassroots campaign of more than 3 million people committed to the fightagainst extreme poverty and preventable diseases.www.one.org/usWorld VisionWorld Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working withchildren, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential bytackling the causes of poverty and injustice.www.worldvision.orgChildFund InternationalChildFund International is inspired and driven by the potential that is inherent in allchildren: the potential not only to survive but to thrive, to become leaders who bringpositive change for those around them.www.childfund.orgChurch World Service (CWS)CWS works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace andjustice around the world.www.cwsglobal.orgInternational Medical CorpsInternational Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicatedto saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief anddevelopment programs.www.internationalmedicalcorps.orgWorld Food Program USA (WFP USA)World Food Program USA is a nonprofit organization that builds support in the UnitedStates to end global hunger. WFP USA engages individuals and organizations, shapespublic policy and generates resources for the United Nations World Food Programmeand other hunger relief operations.usa.wfp.org
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