The GAIN Secretariat is a team of professionals and support staff who manage the day-to-day operations of the foundation.
Apart from the office of the Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer (which provide leadership and management services and finance, human resources, information technology and administrative support) GAIN operates through four program initiatives and two enabling programs.
- Large-scale Food Fortification
Through GAIN’s Large-scale Food Fortification projects commonly consumed staple foods and condiments are fortified with vitamins and minerals and delivered to large populations through GAIN’s cost-effective and scalable model.
- Multinutrient Supplements
GAIN’s Multinutrient Supplements initiative supports the development of affordable multinutrient supplement products targeted at vulnerable groups. Focus is on the development of efficient delivery models incorporating both public health programs and markets.
- Nutritious Foods for Children and Mothers
During the first 1,000 days from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday better nutrition can have a life-changing impact on a child’s future. The Nutritious Foods for Children and Mothers initiative supports the development of, and improved access to, affordable complementary foods for young children and adequate nutritious foods for mothers.
- Agriculture and Nutrition
The key objective of the Agriculture and Nutrition initiative is to support local, national and international agriculture, nutrition and health programs to improve access to and use of nutritious food through market-based interventions along the agricultural value chain.
- Program Delivery
In order to maximize impact, GAIN is moving from a centralized to a decentralized approach to the management and implementation of projects in core countries. The Program Delivery unit supports country offices and provides them with a direct link to GAIN’s executive management.
GAIN is headquartered in Geneva. Its worldwide presence includes country offices in Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Dhaka, Kabul, Jakarta, Nairobi, and New Delhi. It also has representative offices in Amsterdam, London, Singapore and Washington D.C.
- Investment, Partnerships and Advocacy
The Investments, Partnerships and Advocacy unit mobilizes businesses and institutions in order to expand the extent and effectiveness of their contribution to the reduction of malnutrition. It also seeks to elevate the visibility of nutrition at the global, regional and national levels leading to improved policies, increased investments and increased demand for, and consumption of, nutritious food by vulnerable populations.
Geneva contact details:
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