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  1. 1. June 10, 2013 • Washington, DCHariFitriPutjukSustaining Political Commitmentsto Scaling Up Nutrition
  2. 2. 2Table of ContentsWelcome.............................................................................................................................................................................3Agenda................................................................................................................................................................................4Background.......................................................................................................................................................................6Breakout Sessions............................................................................................................................................................9Speakers............................................................................................................................................................................11About Bread for the World.........................................................................................................................................17About Concern Worldwide.........................................................................................................................................18Partners.............................................................................................................................................................................19Metro Map.......................................................................................................................................................................21Floor Plan of the Mead Center................................................................................................................................. 22Neighborhood Map...................................................................................................................................................... 23Twitter • 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 SustainingPolitical Commitments to Scaling Up Nutrition meeting will be webcast live at:www.concern.net/livestream and www.bread.org/webcast.For more information and updates visit: www.bread.org/internationalmeeting
  3. 3. 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 that will require coordinated action.2013 has seen the world reach a pivotal point in relation to the nutrition agenda, one which we hope will be a truetipping point. Building on a series of important events and on the latest evidence, this meeting focuses on the criti-cal role of civil society in scaling up nutrition. In June 2011, Bread for the World Institute and Concern Worldwidehosted “1,000 Days to Scale Up Nutrition for Mothers and Children: Building Political Commitment” to helporganize a voice for civil society. Since then civil society alliances have emerged in many SUN countries. Today,we will look at specific ways that civil society can partner with national governments and other stakeholders toeffectively reduce malnutrition. We hope to discuss ways to amplify civil society’s voice and mobilize civil societyaction, in advocacy and in developing and supporting nutrition 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, her mother, and her 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.In that spirit, we share a thought from anthropologist Margaret Mead. It’s a well-known quotation—you’ve prob-ably heard it before—but one worth revisiting:“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the onlything that ever has.”David Beckmann Tom ArnoldPresident, Bread for the World CEO, Concern Worldwide
  4. 4. 4Sustaining PoliticalCommitments to Scaling UpNutritionThe Mead Center for American Theater1101 6th St., SW, Washington, DC 20024n Breakfast and Registration8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Grand Lobbyn General SessionOpening Plenary: SustainingPolitical Commitments to Scal-ing Up Nutrition8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Fichandler StageMaster of CeremoniesRoger Thurow, author, TheLast Hunger Season; senior fellow,Global Agriculture and FoodPolicy; fellow, Chicago Councilfor Global Affairs; fellow, ONEWelcomeDavid Beckmann, president,Bread for the World InstituteJoe Cahalan, chief operatingofficer, Concern Worldwide, U.S.Keynote SpeakersRaj Shah, administrator,U.S. Agency for InternationalDevelopmentJoe Costello, Minister of State,Department of Foreign Affairsand Trade, IrelandVideo MessageDavid Nabarro, specialrepresentative of the UNSecretary General for FoodSecurity and Nutrition andCoordinator of the SUNMovementn Panel DiscussionTaking Stock and LookingAhead to the Next 1,000 Days:Global Perspectives9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.Fichandler StageFacilitatorLucy Sullivan, executivedirector, 1,000 Days PartnershipPanelistsRobert Black, director ofthe Institute for InternationalPrograms, Johns HopkinsSchool of Public Health; authorof the Lancet series on maternaland child nutritionKeith Hansen, acting vicepresident and network head,Human Development, World BankRajul Pandya-Lorch, head,2020 Vision Initiative and chiefof staff, International FoodPolicy Research InstituteMartin Bloem, seniornutrition advisor, World FoodProgrammen Second Morning PlenaryPerspectives on Nutrition10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Fichandler StageIntroductionCarolyn Miles, chiefoperating officer, Save theChildrenSpeakersWilbald Lorri, advisoron nutrition issues, Office ofPresident Jakaya Kikwete,Republic of TanzaniaPhilip Barton, deputy head ofmission, Embassy of the UnitedKingdomn InterAction Nutrition Pledge10:50 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Fichandler StageSam Worthington, chiefexecutive officer, InterActionJohn Coonrod, executive vicepresident, The Hunger ProjectAnne Goddard, presidentand chief executive officer,ChildFund InternationalKent Hill, senior vicepresident, InternationalPrograms Group, World Visionn Panel DiscussionTaking Stock and LookingAhead to the Next 1,000 Days:Country-level Perspectives11:10 a.m. – noonFichandler StageFacilitatorKathy Spahn, chiefoperating officer, Helen KellerInternationalPanelistsKaosar Afsana, directorof health, nutrition, andpopulation; Bangladesh RuralAdvancement CommitteeNina Sardjunani, deputyminister, Indonesia’s Ministry ofNational Development PlanningRose Ndolo, national nutritioncoordinator, World Vision,KenyaJoyce Ngegba, program andadvocacy manager, Partnershipfor Nutrition, TanzaniaJuan Carlos Paiz, presidentialcommissioner for Guatemala’sCompetitiveness, Investment,and Millennium ChallengeCorporationn Lunchnoon – 1 p.m.n Afternoon PlenaryTaking SUN to Scale1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Fichandler StageFacilitatorsTom Arnold, retired presidentof Concern Worldwide, memberAgenda
  5. 5. 5of the lead group of the ScalingUp Nutrition MovementMarie Pierre Allié, president,Doctors Without Borders• Panel Discussion: Perspectivesfrom ZambiaWilliam Chilufya, nationalcoordinator of the Zambia CivilSociety Scaling Up NutritionAllianceCassim Masi, executivedirector of the National Foodand Nutrition Commission ofZambiaHighvie H. Hamududu,member of Parliament and chairof the Parliamentary Committeeon Estimates, National Assemblyof Zambia.• Panel Discussion: SUN CountryExperiences on Scaling UpRigobert OladiranLadikpo, executive secretary,Professional Association ofVegetable Oil Industries for theWest Africa Economic MonetaryUnionIvan Mendoza, director ofthe Secretariat for Food andNutrition Security, GuatemalaCarmel Dolan, EmergencyNutrition Network StudyNan Dale, chief executiveofficer, Action Against HungerDr. Souley Harouna,president, FORSANI (NigerHealth Forum)n Mid-Afternoon Break3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.n Breakout Sessions3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.• Workshop 1Capacity Development inNutritionMac HallFacilitatorsManisha Tharaney,nutrition policy and healthsystems advisor, Helen KellerInternationalPaul Amuna, consultant,African Nutrition Society;lecturer, University ofGreenwichRapporteurAnu Narayan, deputydirector, StrengtheningPartnerships, Results, andInnovations in NutritionGlobally• Workshop 2Best Practices: Nutrition-SpecificInterventionsKogod CradleFacilitatorsKarin Lapping, seniordirector of nutrition, Save theChildrenFrancis Zotor, president,African Nutrition SocietyRapporteurSandra Remancus, projectdirector, Food and NutritionTechnical Assistance, FamilyHealth International 360• Workshop 3Best Practices : Nutrition-Sensitive DevelopmentMolly Study 1FacilitatorsCharlotte Dufour, foodsecurity, nutrition, andlivelihoods officer; Food andAgriculture Organization ofthe United NationsRapporteurAnna Herforth,independent nutritionconsultant• Workshop 4Civil Society’s Role in Advocacyand Monitoring Progress atNational and Global LevelsMolly Study 2FacilitatorsConnell Foley, director ofstrategy, Concern WorldwideBuba Khan, foodcoordinator, ActionAid, theGambiaRapporteurLisa Bos, policy advisor onhealth and education, WorldVisionn Coffee Break5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.n Breakout Group Readouts5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Kogod CradleFacilitatorTom Arnold, member of thelead group of the Scaling UpNutrition Movementn Session Takeaways,Concluding Remarks, andLooking Forward5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Kogod CradleSpeakersLayla McCay, senior managerfor global and national policyand advocacy, Global Alliancefor Improved NutritionNeil Watkins, programofficer, Bill & Melinda GatesFoundationDavid Beckmann, president,Bread for the World InstituteJoe Cahalan, chief operatingofficer, Concern Worldwide, U.S.n Reception6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Catwalk Café and TerraceRemarksRoger Thurow, fellow,Chicago Council for GlobalAffairsMayor Vincent Gray, Districtof ColumbiaAmbassador Tony Hall,executive director, Alliance toEnd Hunger
  6. 6. 6Sustaining Political Commitments to Scaling Up NutritionThe First 1,000 DaysThis meeting provides a chance to celebrate all that has been achieved in the approximately 1,000days since September 2010, when both “1,000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future” and the ScalingUp Nutrition (SUN) Movement were launched. The United States andIreland were leaders in the 1,000 Days call to action on early childhoodmalnutrition. Uganda, Malawi, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Ghana were amongthe first to commit 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 anti-hunger advocates must continue to make 1,000 Daysa priority. We only have one chance to get this right. If a child misses outon essential nutrients before her first birthday, better nutrition in her preschool years may strengthen 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 and Concern Worldwide hosted“1,000 Days to Scale up Nutrition for Mothers and Children: Building Political Commitment” in June 2011.The goals of this meeting were to help organize a voice for civil society to maintain and build on the politicalmomentum behind the SUN Movement. Participants identified 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 of nutrition programs,• international leadership,• increased focus on human capacity, and• accountabilityThe meeting also started a new and exciting process of engagement among civil society stakeholders, layingbackground
  7. 7. 7the 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 actionsto further strengthen the involvement and ownershipof civil society at 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. Twenty 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 globalmeetings in 2012. During the World HealthOrganization’s annual meeting, the World HealthAssembly passed a resolution that included sixnutrition targets, including targets on stuntingand wasting. The 2012 G8 Summit and The ChildSurvival Call to Action included nutrition as a keycomponent of the new food security and maternaland child health commitments. In addition, in thelead up to the 2012 G8 Summit, President Obamadelivered a major speech on global hunger andfood security in which he said that the UnitedStates would continue to focus on maternal andchild 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 and Concern Worldwide arejoining with partner organizations to hold a civilsociety event in Washington on June 10, 2013, nearthe culmination 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 challenges;and• discuss ways to amplify civil society’s voice andmobilize civil society action in advocacy and indeveloping and supporting nutrition plans andgoals, especially at the country level.Meeting organizers will particularly seek outthe participation of representatives of the SUNCivil Society Network. This meeting will be heldalongside Bread for the World’s biannual gatheringof grassroots anti-hunger activists. The Bread activistsfrom across the country will carry what they learn
  8. 8. 8about 1,000 Days and SUN to Capitol Hill on June 11and to their churches and communities thereafter.This conference follows a series of global hungerand nutrition events, including a high level meetingon hunger, nutrition, and climate justice in Ireland inApril; a UNICEF conference on nutrition; the launchof the new Lancet Series on maternal and childnutrition; and the U.K.-hosted Hunger and NutritionSummit, which was held two days ago on June 8 inLondon.The U.K. Hunger Summit will be the key pledgingmoment for nutrition. The June 10 civil societyevent will provide a platform to bring attention tothe outcomes of the Hunger Summit, showcase andcelebrate the U.S. leadership and role, through the1,000 Day Call to Action and in supporting SUN andthe many achievements of the first 1,000 days. It willalso provide an opportunity for the U.S. governmentto update a largely U.S. audience on nutritioninvestments and new commitments made in London.Policy Goals and Objectives: Sustaining PoliticalCommitments to Scaling Up NutritionAt this international, civil society-led event, we seekto renew the 1,000 Days Call to Action to continueincreasing the political will to scale up action andresources to improve maternal and child nutrition.This will be happen within the context of a U.S.global initiative on hunger and poverty, the finalpush on the Millennium Development Goals, andnegotiations on a post-2015 development framework.During the next 1,000 Days, it will be necessary todeepen the commitment among stakeholders to worktogether to consolidate the impressive and much-needed gains made to scale up nutrition during theinitial 1,000 Days and to realize the full potential ofthe 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 pledgeannounced to support costed nutrition plansof SUN countries and other countries takingaction to scale up nutrition• 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• Within the next 1,000 Days, all SUN countrieswill have costed action plans and commitmentsto implement the action plans• Greater voice and participation of local civilsociety organizations in developing andimplementing national nutrition plans;• Increased investments to improve nutritioncapacity at the national level
  9. 9. 9Breakout SessionsOn Monday June 10, from 3:30 - 5 p.m., participantswill have the opportunity to participate in one of thefour breakout sessions described below. These will beinteractive discussions intended to tackle questions andissues included in the descriptions, as well as those thatcome up in earlier sessions of the meeting. Groups willgenerate recommendations for the next 1,000 days, whichwill inform a civil society statement and be compiled intoan event report summary that participants may use foradvocacy and planning.n Workshop 1Capacity 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 NutritionGloballyCapacity 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;1. facilitate discussion about which donor supportand civil society investments are needed tostrengthen human capacity for scaling up nutritionacross sectors, particularly in light of the 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 around capacity development.This session will include a short presentationproviding an overview of capacity development issues.Those with expertise in capacity building then will beinvited to speak about tools they have developed onworkforce profiles and human resource management.There will be an opportunity for discussion and timein small groups to arrive at practical recommendationsfor action. These are potential discussion questions:• How well equipped is the nutrition workforce incountries to accomplish stated goals?• What is the current level of partnership workingwithin the international nongovernmentalorganization community and other sectors to buildcapacity for SUN (at country level)?• What can practically be achieved in the next 1,000days? What is the longer-term vision?n Workshop 2Best 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 up
  10. 10. 10nutrition-specific interventions over the next 1,000days. These are potential discussion questions:• 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 Workshop 3Best Practices: Nutrition-Sensitive DevelopmentMolly Study 1FacilitatorsCharlotte 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 ensuring that the nutritionallyvulnerable are included in the intervention area. Suchplanning includes promoting nutrition, addressinggender dynamics, and ensuring that pregnant andlactating women have access to time and resources forproper care of themselves and their children. Throughlightning presentations, conversation, and small groupdiscussions, this session will 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 toincentivize actions 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 Workshop 4Civil Society’s Role in Advocacy and MonitoringProgress at National and Global LevelsMolly Study 2FacilitatorsConnell Foley, director of strategy, ConcernWorldwideBuba 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 interactwith others in support of SUN processes. We willdiscuss what type of tracking and monitoring thecountry-level Civil Society Alliances could be doingto ensure that progress is being advocated for andmonitored. High-level advocacy for nutrition has beeneffective at global and national levels resulting ingreater commitments for nutrition. Multiple indicesare emerging to assist with global and national-levelmonitoring of these nutrition commitments andsubsequent 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?
  11. 11. 11Kaosar Afsana is director of health, nutrition, andpopulation for the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Com-mittee, providing technical support and policy making inreproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescenthealth and nutrition. Afsana is a professor at the James P.Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. She wasawarded the 2011 Woman of Distinction Award from theNGO Committee on Women’s Status, New York, for hercontribution to maternal health and women’s empower-ment. Afsana earned her medical degree from Harvard—along with master’s and doctorate degrees in public healthfrom Edith Cowan University, Australia.Marie Pierre Allié is the president of Medecins SansFrontieres (MSF) France. Allié worked in South Africa,Cambodia, and Iran with the organization before joiningthe Paris office of MSF, to oversee programs in Burundi,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Mali, Niger,Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, andChina. Dr. Allié went on to work as a public health physi-cian in France and joined the board of MSF France, from2004 to 2007, before rejoining the Paris office as deputydirector.Paul Amuna is a medical doctor, a registered publichealth nutritionist, and a consultant with the UN Foodand Agriculture Organization, providing training innutrition education for Africa. He also works with theWorld Health Organization on implementing tools for themanagement of nutritional problems in Africa, includingsevere acute malnutrition. Amuna has previously servedon the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Task Force and is anadvocate for the standardization of nutrition training andworkforce capacity building in Africa to support SUNinterventions. Amuna is principal lecturer at the Univer-sity of Greenwich, U.K., where he has designed curriculafor postgraduate training in the management of nutrition-related non-communicable disease and for continuingdevelopment for field workers in developing countries.Tom Arnold was recently appointed chairperson ofthe Convention on the Irish Constitution. He is a mem-ber of the lead group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)Movement. Previously, Arnold was chief operating officerof Concern Worldwide. He served as assistant secretarygeneral and chief economist in Ireland’s Department ofAgriculture and Food and on a number of high-level bod-ies concerned with hunger, including the United NationsMillennium Project’s Hunger Task Force, the Irish Hun-ger Task Force, the United Nations Central EmergencyResponse Fund’s Advisory Group, and the EuropeanFood Security Group. Arnold earned his master’s degreesfrom the Catholic University of Louvain and Trinity Col-lege Dublin and is a graduate in agricultural economicsfrom University College Dublin.Philip Barton is the deputy head of mission at theBritish Embassy in Washington, D.C. He has previouslyserved in a range of countries including Venezuela, Gi-braltar, Cyprus, and India. He has also worked as privatesecretary to the Prime Minister, first for John Major andthen, following the election of the new Labour Govern-ment in 1997, for Tony Blair. More recently, Mr. Bartonhas worked extensively on South and West Asia. In 2008,he became the foreign office director for South Asia. InSeptember 2009, he moved to a newly-created post in theU.K.’s Cabinet Office as director, Afghanistan/Pakistan. InMay 2010, following the creation of the U.K.’s first Nation-al Security Council by Prime Minister Cameron, his rolewas expanded to cover all foreign policy issues. Mr. Bartonearned a master’s degree in economics from the LondonSchool of Economics and studied economics and politicsat Warwick University.Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for theWorld and a 2010 World Food Prize laureate, is one of theforemost U.S. advocates for hungry and poor people. Hehas been president of Bread for the World since 1991, lead-ing large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S.political commitment to overcome hunger and poverty inthe country and globally. Beckmann is also president ofBread for the World Institute, which provides policy analy-sis on hunger and strategies to end it. He founded andserves as president of the Alliance to End Hunger, whichengages diverse U.S. institutions—Muslim and Jewishgroups, corporations, unions, and universities—in build-ing the political will to end hunger. Prior to joining Bread,Beckmann worked at the World Bank for 15 years, oversee-ing large development projects and driving innovationsto make the bank more effective in reducing poverty. Heearned degrees from Yale University, Christ Seminary, andthe London School of Economics. His latest book is Exodusfrom Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger.Robert E. Black, M.D., M.P.H., is the director ofthe Institute for International Programs at the Depart-ment of International Health, Johns Hopkins BloombergSchool of Public Health. Dr. Black has served as a medicalSpeakers
  12. 12. 12epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and hasresearched childhood infectious diseases and nutritionalproblems in Bangladesh and Peru. His research includesmicronutrients and other nutritional interventions,evaluation of health services in low- and middle-incomecountries, and the use of evidence in policy and programs.Through his membership in professional organizationssuch as the U.S. Institute of Medicine and advisory groupsof the World Health Organization, he focuses on policiesthat improve children’s health.Martin Bloem, M.D., is chief for nutrition andHIV/AIDS policy at the United Nations World FoodProgramme. He holds a medical degree from the Uni-versity of Utrecht and a doctorate from the Universityof Maastricht and has joint faculty appointments atboth Johns Hopkins University and Tufts University.Previously, Martin was the senior vice president andchief medical officer of Helen Keller International.Martin has participated in task forces convened by theUN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the UN Inter-national Children’s Emergency Fund, the U.S. Agencyfor International Development, and the World HealthOrganization.Lisa Bos is policy advisor on health and educationat World Vision. She is responsible for advocacy andgovernment relations duties related to health programsand education programs. Bos works within coalitionsand with Capitol Hill to advocate for federal funding forglobal health and education.Joe Cahalan is the chief operating 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 Xerox Foundation, the phil-anthropic arm of the Xerox Corp., which invested $13.5million in the non-profit sector in 2011. He has served onthe board of trustees of the Arthur Page Society, the boardof advisors at the Democratic Leadership Council, theboard of directors of the Stamford Center for the Arts,and the Advisory Council of the Business Committee forthe United Nations. Dr. Cahalan has also served on theboard of Concern Worldwide, U.S. since 2008.William Chilufya is the national coordinator of theZambia Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition Alliance. Heprovides leadership on the Alliance’s advocacy agenda inZambia, ensuring that civil society’s concerns are consid-ered and urging the government, members of parliament,donors, and other key stakeholders to take action to scaleup nutrition. Mr. Chilufya provides overall directionon implementing programs that will result in a Zambiawhere every child is assured of sufficient nutrition throughstrengthened policy, financial commitment, and adequateimplementation. Chilufya is currently working toward amaster’s degree in development studies at the Universityof the Free States, Bloemfontein, South Africa. His re-search is on malnutrition in Zambia’s young children andits implications for development planning.John Coonrod is the executive vice president ofThe Hunger Project, where he is responsible for researchand advocacy and its programs in South Asia and LatinAmerica. He works closely with the president and chiefexecutive officer on all aspects of strategy, including pro-grams, fundraising, and communications. Coonrod servesas co-chair of InterAction’s Food Security and Agricul-ture working group and as advisor and board member toa number of emerging international nongovernmentalorganizations.Joe Costello is the minister of state at the Depart-ment of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland, with respon-sibility for Trade and Development. Minister Costellowas first elected to Seanad Éireann (the Senate, or upperchamber, of the Irish Parliament) in 1989 and has servedsince then in the Seanad Eireann or the Dáil Eireann(the House of Representatives, or lower chamber of theIrish Parliament). From 1997 to 2002, he was leader of theLabour Seanad Group. Since 2002, he has served in theDail Eireann.Nan Dale is the executive director of Action AgainstHunger. Before joining Action Against Hunger, Daleserved as president and chief executive officer of HelenKeller International, managing an agency devoted to theprevention of malnutrition and the elimination of pre-ventable blindness around the world. Prior to that posi-tion, she served for 22 years as the president and chiefexecutive officer of the Children’s Village, a multi-serviceagency for children, adolescents, and families, locatedprincipally New York. She also created and ran the Chil-dren’s Village Institute, a separate not-for-profit corpora-tion to house the Center for Child Welfare Research. Inthe mid-‘90s, she developed the Croatia Project. Ms. Dalehas published extensively, particularly in the area of childwelfare and has received numerous awards for her work.Carmel Dolan is the technical director of the Emer-gency Nutrition Network Study. She has more than 30years’ experience in the nutrition sector, starting in themid-1980s working in famine relief in Sudan and Ethiopia.She also worked with the U.K. Department for Interna-tional Development in Tanzania on a multi-sectoral nutri-tion program. Dolan was a founder of NutritionWorksand has remained a senior partner, working on numerous
  13. 13. 13nutrition policy and program development and technicalreviews with governments, donors, and nongovernmentalorganizations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.Charlotte Dufour is food security, nutrition, andlivelihoods officer at the UN Food and Agricultural Orga-nization (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 of strategy, advocacy,and learning at Concern Worldwide, U.S., where he isresponsible for learning and innovation, program quality,technical support, organizational policy and strategy, andglobal advocacy. He has been with Concern since 1998and has provided technical support on capacity building,partnerships, and development strategy in more than 20developing countries.Anne Lynam Goddard is president and chief execu-tive officer of ChildFund International, a global childdevelopment organization dedicated to helping vulnerablechildren living in poverty have the capacity and oppor-tunity to thrive and bring positive change to their com-munities. As president, Goddard is focused on leading astrategy that expands and deepens ChildFund’s effortsacross the globe. Through her leadership, ChildFund hashelped to enhance the lives of children and communitieson five continents, working to improve children’s health,education and economic conditions and opportunity.She led the organization’s rebranding, which strategicallyaligned the organization as a member of the ChildFundAlliance to better serve vulnerable children around theworld. After earning a master’s degree in public health,Goddard went on to live and work overseas for almost 20years in Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Egypt.Vincent Gray is the sixth elected mayor of theDistrict of Columbia. A native Washingtonian, MayorGray grew up in a one-bedroom apartment at 6th andL Streets, NE. He graduated at the age of 16 from Dun-bar High School and studied psychology at The GeorgeWashington University (GWU) at both the undergraduateand graduate school levels. While at GWU, he became thefirst African-American admitted in the fraternity system.Gray’s professional career includes work for the Arc ofD.C.; the Department of Human Services; and CovenantHouse Washington, an international, faith-based organiza-tion dedicated to serving homeless and at-risk youth.Ambassador Tony Hall is the executive director ofthe Alliance to End Hunger. Nominated three times forthe Nobel Peace Prize, for his humanitarian and hunger-related work, he served as the United States Ambassadorto the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Hall repre-sented the Third District of Ohio in the U.S. Congress foralmost twenty-four years. He founded the CongressionalFriends of Human Rights Monitors, founded and chairedthe Congressional Hunger Center and is a foundingmember of the Select Committee on Hunger, where heserved as chairman from 1989 to 1993. As director of theAlliance to End Hunger, he leads the organization’s workin engaging diverse institutions in building the public andpolitical will to end hunger at home and abroad.Keith Hansen is the World Bank’s acting vice presi-dent and head of network for human development, whichcomprises education, health, nutrition, population, socialprotection, and labor. Hansen is also the sector directorfor human development in Latin America and the Carib-bean (LAC), where he is responsible for the Bank’s overallstrategy, analysis, and policy advice and oversees a portfo-lio of more than 75 projects in 25 countries, largely aimedat helping LAC countries achieve Millennium Develop-ment Goals. He holds graduate degrees in developmentfrom Princeton and in law from Stanford.Highvie H. Hamududu is a member of ZambiaParliament and chairs the Parliamentary Committee onEstimates of the National Assembly. Previously, he wasa lecturer in economics at the Institute of Higher Edu-cation, Windhoek, Namibia. He earned his bachelor’sdegree in economics and demography from the Universityof Zambia in 1993 and has also worked in banking.Anna Herforth is a consultant specializing in nutri-tion as a multisectoral issue related to agriculture andthe environment. She consults for the World Bank, theUN Food and Agriculture Organization, and USAID’sSPRING project. She has worked with universities, non-profit organizations, agencies of the United Nations andthe Consultative Group on International Agricultural Re-search on nutrition policy and programs in Africa, SouthAsia, and Latin America. She holds a doctoral degreefrom Cornell University in international nutrition with aminor in international agriculture, a master’s degree inFood Policy from Tufts Friedman School, and a bachelor’sdegree in plant science from Cornell University.Kent Hill is senior vice president of the International
  14. 14. 14Programs Group at World Vision. He collaborates withthe international partnership of World Vision to helpfacilitate the overseas allocation of resources from govern-ment grants, corporate donated goods, and individualdonors. Previously, Hill served as assistant administratorof Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Agency for Interna-tional Development (USAID), and was responsible forU.S. foreign assistance to 26 countries in Eastern Europeand the former Soviet Union. He has extensive experiencewith multiple U.S. government departments and agencies,international assistance agencies from other countries,and hundreds of U.S. and international nongovernmentalorganizations, including faith-based organizations. He re-ceived a master’s degree in Russian studies and a doctor-ate degree in history from the University of Washington.Buba Khan is food coordinator at ActionAid, theGambia.Rigoberto Oladiran Ladikpo is the executivesecretary of the Professional Association of Vegetable OilIndustries for the West Africa Economic Monetary Union.Karin Lapping is the senior director of nutritionat Save the Children. She has 14 years of experience ininternational nutrition, including nutrition program assis-tant in Pakistan, global coordinator for Positive Devianceinformed programs, nutritionist on emergency responseteams in Ethiopia and Darfur, and Viet Nam Country Co-ordinator for the Mainstreaming Nutrition Initiative andAsia Area Nutrition Advisor for Save the Children. Lap-ping holds a master’s in public health from Emory Uni-versity in infectious disease and a doctorate in Food Policyand Applied Nutrition from the Friedman School.Wilbald Lorri is personal advisor on nutrition issuesto His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, presidentof the United Republic of Tanzania. Lorri worked formore than 25 years at the Tanzania Food and NutritionCentre, a multidisciplinary institute, including nine yearsas its managing director. He also worked as coordinator ofthe Tanzania/ Japan Food Aid Counterpart Fund, whichfinances food security and poverty alleviation projects.Lorri earned a doctorate degree in food science fromChalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Swe-den, and a master’s degree in food science and technologyfrom Agricultural and Mechanical University in Hunts-ville, Alabama.Cassim Masi is the executive director of the NationalFood and Nutrition Council of Zambia (NFNC). Themandate of NFNC, a semi-autonomous corporate bodyunder the Ministry of Health, is to enhance the optimalfood and nutritional status of the Zambian population.NFNC is the Focal Point for the SUN designated by theGovernment of Zambia. As director, Masi has played acritical role in moving Zambia to be an active memberof SUN since its early stages in 2011. Most recently, hegalvanized government support to launch the NationalFirst 1,000 Most Critical Days Program in April 2013.Masi has more than 20 years of experience managingprojects in sustainable agriculture, food security and liveli-hoods, health, and HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining NFNC,Masi worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry ofTourism and Environment, and World Vision Zambia.Dr. Masi holds a doctorate degree in agronomy from theUniversity of Nebraska.Dr. Layla McCay is senior manager for policy andadvocacy at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutritionand visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoolof Public Health. Dr. McCay has worked as clinical advi-sor to the World Health Organization in Geneva, and tothe British Government. She has been assistant medicaldirector for Bupa, and director for Basic Needs. She’sconducted health services research at Glasgow, Osaka,Harvard, John Hopkins School of Public Health, and haspublished in journals including the Lancet and BMJ.Carolyn S. Miles is president and chief executiveofficer for Save the Children, which has served more than85 million children in 120 countries around the world.Miles was previously chief operating office for Save theChildren, during which time the organization doubled thenumber of children it reached with nutrition, health, edu-cation, and other programs. She has served on numerousboards, including Blackbaud, InterAction, USGLC, theModernizing Foreign Assistance Network, and the Uni-versity of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, where shereceived her master’s degree in business administration.David Nabarro is special representative of the UNSecretary General for Food Security and Nutrition andis Coordinator of the SUN Movement. He has worked inchild health and nutrition in Iraq, South Asia, and EastAfrica. He has also served as chief health and populationadviser and director for Human Development in the U.K.Department for International Development. At the WorldHealth Organization he led Roll Back Malaria and HealthAction in Crises. In 2005 Dr Nabarro became Senior Co-ordinator for Avian and Pandemic Influenza and in 2009was appointed coordinator of the UN’s High Level TaskForce on Global Food Security.Anu Narayan is the deputy director of StrengtheningPartnerships, Results, and Innovation in Nutrition Gobal-ly (SPRING). She has over 14 years of experience work-
  15. 15. 15ing with nongovernmental organizations and academiaon nutrition and food security 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 nutrition coordinator ofWorld Vision, Kenya. She chairs the interagency nutritionresponse advisory group in Kenya, and has worked inemergency, development, and advocacy aspects of nutri-tion with CARE, Save the Children, and World Vision.Ndolo was active in developing Kenya’s National Nutri-tion Action Plan 2012-2017, and in planning a nationalScaling Up Nutrition symposium in November 2012.Joyce Ngegba is program and advocacy manager ofthe Partnership for Nutrition in Tanzania, a 300-membernetwork of civil society organizations. She has worked formore than 10 years in nutrition, public health, and de-velopment with both local and international civic societyorganizations. Ngegba earned a master’s degree in humannutrition and a bachelor’s degree in home economics andhuman nutrition from Sokoine University of Agriculture,Morogoro, Tanzania.Juan Carlos Paiz is Guatemala’s presidential com-missioner for competitiveness, investment, and Millenni-um Challenge Corporation. He is co-founder and presi-dent of Pani-Fresh, an industrial bakery that exports to 20Latin American countries, and is former president for Mc-Donald’s supply chain Latin-American counsel. Paiz hasbeen a professor of economics at Universidad FranciscoMarroquín and is regional director for Central Americaand Haiti for the Dutch cooperation agency ICCO. He co-founded and became President of the Fundación Proyectode Vida “GuateAmala,” which coordinated communityactivities that empowered citizens.Rajul Pandya-Lorch is head of the 2020 Vision forFood, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative at theInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Shealso manages the IFPRI Environment Initiative, a globalproject that identifies solutions for meeting world foodneeds while reducing poverty and protecting the environ-ment. She recently led a major project, “Millions Fed:Proven Successes in Agricultural Development,” whichdocuments policies, programs, and investments that havesignificantly reduced hunger. Pandya-Lorch earned amaster’s degree in public and international affairs fromPrinceton and a bachelor’s degree in economics fromWellesley College.Sandra Remancus is the project director of Foodand Nutrition Technical Assistance at Family HealthInternational 360. She has more than 25 years of experi-ence related to maternal and child health and nutrition;food security; HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and support;reproductive health; and project management. She previ-ously worked in West Africa with the U.S. Department ofState’s Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migrationand USAID’s Family Health and AIDS Project. Remancusalso worked 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.Nina Sardjunani is the deputy minister of Indone-sia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (Bap-penas). She started her professional career as an associateprofessor of women in development and as research as-sistant at the University of Indonesia. Since joining Bap-penas, she has been in various positions promoting socialwelfare, community health and nutrition, population andfamily planning, community and women empowerment,education, and religious affairs. Sardjunani has a master’sdegree in sociology from Duke University.Dr. Rajiv Shah serves as the 16th Administrator ofthe United States Agency for International Development(USAID) and leads the efforts of more than 8,000 profes-sionals in 80 missions around the world. Since taking onthe role in January 2010, Administrator Shah has managedthe U.S. response to the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince,co-chaired the State Department’s first-ever review of Amer-ican diplomacy and development operations, and nowspearheads President Barack Obama’s landmark Feed theFuture food security initiative. He is also leading USAIDForward, an extensive set of reforms to USAID’s businessmodel around seven key areas, including procurement, sci-ence and technology, and monitoring and evaluation.Dr. Souley Harouna is the president of FORSANI(Niger Health Forum), a Nigerien nongovernmental orga-nization that he founded in 2004 with a group of doctorsto improve healthcare for the most vulnerable popula-tions. FORSANI runs a large nutrition project in southNiger. One of its main activities has been the developmentof a training platform to respond to the acute need formedical professionals trained in child malnutrition. Incollaboration with the Faculty of Medicine in Niamy, Sou-
  16. 16. 16ley has trained health workers in the implementation ofcommunity-based management of acute malnutrition. Dr.Souley was involved in the launch of the Nigerien CivilSociety platform for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.Kathy Spahn is president and chief executive officerof Helen Keller International, which is saving sight andlives in 22 countries. She has also served as presidentand executive director of ORBIS International, a globalnonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment ofblindness in the developing world, and as executive direc-tor of God’s Love We Deliver, a New York-based AIDSservice organization dedicated to combating malnutritionand hunger among people living with HIV/AIDS. Sherecently concluded a term as board chair of InterActionand currently serves on its executive committee.Lucy Martinez Sullivan is executive director of1,000 Days—a partnership that champions action andinvestment to improve nutrition during the critical 1,000days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s secondbirthday—as a way to 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 the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wildlife ConservationSociety, and the UN Foundation. Sullivan holds a mas-ter’s degree in business administration from the WhartonSchool of Business and a bachelor’s degree with distinc-tion from the University of Florida.Manisha Tharaney is the nutrition policy andhealth systems advisor for Helen Keller International.Roger Thurow is a fellow for the ONE campaignand senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy atThe Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Thurow servedas a Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent in Europeand Africa for 20 years. In 2003, he and Journal colleagueScott Kilman wrote a series on famine in Africa that wasa finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting.In 2009, they were awarded both Action Against Hunger’sHumanitarian Award and the Harry Chapin Why Hungerbook award. He is the author of The Last Hunger Season: AYear in 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 on the programadvocacy team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,where he focuses on nutrition and its linkages with agri-culture. He manages a portfolio of grants for nutrition andagriculture advocacy and recently led the development ofthe foundation’s first nutrition advocacy strategy. Previ-ously, Watkins served as director of policy and campaignsat ActionAid USA, an international anti-poverty agencyworking in nearly 50 countries. Watkins was also executivedirector of the Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of morethan 75 faith-based organizations, development agencies,and human rights groups advocating for debt relief andjust global economic policies.Sam Worthington is president and chief executiveofficer of InterAction, the nation’s largest alliance of non-governmental organizations working to decrease povertyand hunger, uphold human rights, safeguard a sustainableplanet, and ensure human dignity for poor and vulner-able populations. Worthington’s advisory roles include theInter-Agency Standing Committee at the United Nations,the Advisory Council for Voluntary Foreign Assistanceat USAID, the Council on Foreign Relations. He sits onthe boards of the Alliance to End Hunger, CIVICUS, andReligions for Peace. He was a founding board member ofthe ONE Campaign and served on the steering committeeof the NGO Leadership Forum at Harvard.Dr. Rubén Zamora is the Salvadoran ambassadorto the United States. His political career began in 1970 asa city council member of the Municipality of San Salva-dor. Zamora helped found the Democratic RevolutionaryFront in 1980, but he had to leave in exile during the civilwar. Zamora returned to El Salvador in 1988 and helpedform the Democratic Convergence. He was a member ofthe Peace Commission (1991-1993) and, later, deputy ofthe Legislative Assembly of El Salvador. He was a signerof the Peace Accords in 1992 and ran for president in1994 and 1999. Immediately prior to his appointment asambassador to the United States, Zamora was ambassadorto India. Zamora earned a law degree from the NationalUniversity of El Salvador and a master’s degree in po-litical science at Essex University. He has been visitingprofessor at Stanford University and visiting researcher atthe University of Notre Dame and the Wilson Center.Francis B. Zotor is a registered public health nu-tritionist and a fellow of the Higher Education Academyof Great Britain & Ireland. He is a member of the UN’sScaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Steering CommitteeNetwork. Zotor is the current president and a trusteeof the African Nutrition Society, the leading movementpromoting the nutrition agenda across Africa. He recentlyjoined the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho,Ghana, as a senior academic to help strengthen teachingand research capacity within the School of Public Health.Previously, he was a senior lecturer at the University ofGreenwich, U.K., and recently spent a year as a researcherat the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  17. 17. 17Bread 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.
  18. 18. 18Concern 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
  19. 19. 19partners1,000 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.orgBill & 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.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.orgGlobal 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.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.org
  20. 20. 20International 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.orgONE CampaignONE is a grassroots campaign of more than 3 million people committed to the fightagainst extreme poverty and preventable diseases.www.one.org/usResults 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.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.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.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.orgWorld 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.org
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