IT’S A MONTH AWAY – THE 2016 MICRONUTRIENT FORUM AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE…

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Sight and Life is excited about the upcoming Micronutrient Forum with the theme ‘Positioning Women’s Nutrition at the Centre of Sustainable Development’ taking place in Cancun, Mexico from the 23rd to the 28th October. In addition to providing travel support to a number of delegates, we hope to meet many of you at the Sight and Life booth and the symposia and sessions where our team is involved.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR SPONSORED SYMPOSIA…


Monday 24th – 14h00 till 15h30: Implementation research to improve implementation outcomes (coverage, adherence, quality, and equity) of micronutrient/nutrition programs and policies. Chaired by David Pelletier of Cornell University and the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN) and Meera Shekar of the World Bank, this symposium will examine the challenges and opportunities for embracing implementation research and experiential knowledge from the perspective of stakeholders who are both producers and users of evidence. Guaranteed to be thought provoking and critical towards shaping the next phase of scaling up nutrition interventions.


Tuesday 25th – 17h30 till 19h00: The future of micronutrient innovation: ELEVATOR PITCH CONTEST. An elevator pitch to potential investors is a critical part of the entrepreneurial process. As competition for research and investment funds increases, young scientists need to precisely and persuasively articulate their ideas. Come and hear 12 scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs present their novel ideas in ingredients, food, supplements, mobile applications, demand generation tools, diagnostics and delivery platforms in just 5 minutes to a panel of experts and investors to potentially win a cash award of up to US$2000. Sight and Life will be hosting this event together with the TATA Trusts.

OTHER SYMPOSIA THAT WE CAN RECOMMEND…

  • Sunday 23rd – 17h30 till 19h00:  Identifying gaps, challenges and innovative solutions in program planning, implementation and monitoring for 2016 – 2020 organised by the Home Fortification Technical Advisory Group (HF-TAG).
  • Monday 24th – 10h30 till 12h00: Market based approaches to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in women of reproductive age and children – Experiences from Ghana organised by GIZ GmbH with the Sight and Life team speaking and chairing.

TRACK 4: TRANSFORMING THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT TO FORGE A FUTURE FOR MICRONUTRIENTS – WHAT WILL IT TAKE?

Our Director, Klaus Kraemer, has led the development of Track 4 of the Forum program. This exciting track will include a mix of interactive panel discussions, expert speakers and abstract presentations aimed to encourage much needed open dialogue. It will address issues that are relevant and cutting edge including transformational leadership; how the SDGs have changed financing for nutrition; the economics of demand; opening the door to a new generation of partnerships; and talking the language needed to turn evidence into policy.

The full program is available»  here. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR TIME TOGETHER IN MEXICO

 

 


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