Nutrition for Growth Year of Action
December 2020. Virtual
On December 14, 2020, Empire was honored to produce The Nutrition for Growth Year of Action Program Launch. The Governments of Canada and Bangladesh, in partnership with Japan and supported by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invited the global nutrition community to convene and kick off a year of milestone events to refocus and recommit to good nutrition.
Hosted by Elizabeth Nyamayaro, former United Nations Senior Adviser on Gender Equality, over 20 speakers from 14 countries in both the public and private sectors joined the moderated discussion and presentation to champion nutrition and sustainable development. These thought leaders assembled to represent the diversity of cultures, perspectives, and fields committed to unlocking global progress.
Featured speakers in today’s program included The Honorable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, Canada; The Honorable Zahid Maleque, Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh; Assistant Minister Ono Keiichi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan; Henriette Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF; Mamta Murthi, Vice President for Human Development, The World Bank; Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Joel Spicer, President & CEO, Nutrition International; and Andrew Morley, CEO World Vision International, among others.