GAIN Partnerships

Innovative public private partnerships are a key instrument in the fight against global malnutrition. For GAIN, partnerships are formal relationships which take many forms, build trust and common understanding and lead to joint action.
GAIN partners with business, governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, academia and other key players in the nutrition sector to deliver programs to vulnerable populations as efficiently and effectively as possible. Strategic partnerships leverage the best capabilities of each partner and are essential to achieve harmonization and help deliver performance targets, such as reaching 1.5 billion individuals with fortified foods. National Fortification Alliances (NFAs) are an example of the type of multi-sector partnerships GAIN supports at the country level. GAIN is also part of international multi-sector initiatives that support countries in implementing policies for better nutrition such as the Food Fortification Initiative and the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) Global Network.

GAIN is also committed to developing business partnerships in order to increase private sector investments in nutrition. In 2005, GAIN established the GAIN Business Alliance (BA) to mobilize business to play a greater role in combating malnutrition and facilitate business partnerships. The annual BA Global Forum, as well as smaller regional events, bring together a range of business actors, from global and local companies and from business associations. BA events offer a wide platform for business leaders to meet with key stakeholders from the public sector including governments, NGOs, civil society, academia and the media. The Amsterdam Initiative on Malnutrition (AIM) is an example of new partnerships emerging from within the BA.

Executive Director Marc Van Ameringen spoke to the United Nations General Assembly and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) 10 April, 2014 on partnerships in the post 2015 development agenda. 


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