Governance /

Our Board is the governing body of GAIN and is supported by its advisory arm, GAIN’s Partnership Council. The responsibilities of the Board and Partnership Council are set out in GAIN’s statutes and bylaws.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board is the highest policy and decision-making body of the organization and meets twice a year. Our members consist of key donor organizations and unaffiliated individuals who are appointed in their personal capacity and are drawn from leading development and scientific organizations. Members are selected from both developed and developing countries, taking into account representation from recipient countries and geographic and gender diversity. The Board has three standing committees. They are the Finance and Audit Committee, the Board Program Committee and the GAIN Nominations and Remuneration Committee.


VINITA BALI
Chair, Board of Directors

JOACHIM VON BRAUN
Vice Chair, Chair of the GAIN Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and Director, Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

DR KAOSAR AFSANA 
Director, BRAC Health Programme, James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

MICHAEL ANDERSON
Former CEO, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UK

MICHELE COSTAFROLAZ
Chair of the GAIN Finance and Audit Commitee. Managing Partner at MCT Audit & Advisory SA

OMAR DARY
Senior Nutrition Advisor, USAID

KATHRYN DEWEY
Distinguished Professor,  Department of Nutrition and Director of the Program in International and Community Nutrition, University of California, US

GUILLAUME TAYLOR
Cofounder and Managing Partner of Quadia, Switzerland

RHODA  PEACE TUMUSIIME
Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission

STANLEY ZLOTKIN
Chief, Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Chair of the Board Programme Committee

 

EX OFFICIO

LAWRENCE HADDAD
Executive Director, GAIN

 

PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL /

The Partnership Council forms part of a two-tier governance structure in GAIN. At one level, the Council acts as an advisory body to the GAIN Board, providing guidance and recommendations on GAIN’s strategic and investment priorities. The Council is also a platform to support innovation and to catalyze new partnerships aimed at ending malnutrition. As part of this dual role, the Council provides a forum to review new partnership opportunities and identify big wins and successful interventions that originate from GAIN or its partners. The Partnership Council draws representatives from international organizations that are partners with GAIN. These include nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, donor country governments, developing country governments, businesses, financial institutions and private foundations, as well as existing and future GAIN partnership initiatives.

ZULFIQAR A. BHUTTA
Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada and the Founding Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University, Pakistan

WOLFGANG JAMANN
Secretary General and CEO, Care International, Switzerland

LUCY MARTINEZ SULLIVAN
Executive Director, 1,000 days, US

STEPHAN TANDA
Managing Board, Royal DSM, The Netherlands

FRITS VAN DER WAL
Senior Policy Advisor, Food and Nutrition Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

EX OFFICIO

JOACHIM VON BRAUN
Vice Chair, GAIN Board of Directors, Chair of the GAIN Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and Director, Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

VINITA BALI
Global Business Leader

 

Board Decisions /

Our Board is the governing body of GAIN and is supported by its advisory arm, GAIN’s Partnership Council. The Board come together twice a year and here we share the decisions made through summary reports.

Summary of decisions:  Board of Directors’ teleconference, 4 November 2016

Summary of decisions: 29th Board of Directors’ meeting  16 June 2016, Geneva

Summary of Decisions: Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Directors 10 March 2016

Summary of decisions: 28th Board of Directors’ meeting 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2015, Dhaka

Summary of decisions: 27th Board of Directors’ meeting 4 June 2015, Berlin

Sumary of decisions: 26th Board of Directors’ meeting 2-4 December 2014, Geneva

Summary of decisions: 25th Board of Directors’ meeting10-13 June 2014, Rome