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Jun

27

Wednesday

Food Thinkers: What are the research gaps that need to be filled to help public-private action be more effective in promoting nutrition?

4.30pm

Lectures

Public, Staff, Students, Alumni

Speaker: Lawrence Haddad

Series: The Centre for Food Policy’s Food Thinkers

What are the research gaps that need to be filled to help public-private action be more effective in promoting nutrition?

With Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improving Nutrition (GAIN)

Chaired by Professor Corinna Hawkes, Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London

The Centre for Food Policy’s Food Thinkers series aims to advance the thinking and practice of integrated approaches to food policy.

Many food system stakeholders from public and private sectors think that they should be doing more and better work together to make the food system deliver more affordable and available nutritious food for all.

What are the knowledge and evidence gaps that are holding us back from doing this and are they researchable?

This presentation will explore potential areas where more and better public-private engagements can advance nutrition, ask what is holding back these engagements and what research can do to inform and facilitate them and make them more likely to deliver.

Lawrence Haddad
Lawrence Haddad became the Executive Director of GAIN in October 2016. Prior to this, Lawrence was the founding co-chair and co-author of the Global Nutrition Report from 2014 to 2016.From 2004-2014 Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the world’s leading development studies institute.

Before joining IDS in 2004, he was Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 1994 to 2004. From 2009-2010 Lawrence was the UK’s representative on the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE)of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CSF). He was the President of the UK and Ireland’s Development Studies Association from 2010 to 2012. An economist, Lawrence completed his PhD in Food Research at Stanford University in 1988.

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When & where

4.30pm - 6.30pmWednesday 27th June 2018

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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