GAIN partners with civil society to advocate for improved nutrition and advance the nutrition agenda.
In partnership with Ashoka’s Changemakers, GAIN launched Improved Nutrition: Solutions through Innovation, an online competition seeking innovative entrepreneurial ideas for improving global nutrition. The aim of the project was to engage publicly with social innovators to recognize and reward the most innovative solutions for fighting malnutrition. Four outstanding initiatives were featured at the 2010 GAIN Global Forum in Dubai.
Clinton Global Initiative
GAIN collaborates with the Clinton Global Initiative in making significant global commitments to advance the nutrition agenda. Our most recent commitments were made in September 2007, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, where GAIN announced the start of the Universal Salt Iodization Partnership Program and the GAIN premix facility to improve public health in developing countries.
Foundation of Consumer Rights
In the Dominican Republic, the Foundation of Consumer Rights (FUNDECOM) is working with key government agencies and the World Bank to increase the supply and consumption of fortified wheat flour and sugar. GAIN is partnering with FUNDECOM to increase the amount of iron and vitamin A in these staple foods and decrease the number of birth defects of newborn children. The partnership targets women and children.
International Business Leaders Forum
The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and GAIN manage the GAIN Business Award for Innovation in Nutrition. The GAIN Business Award recognizes and rewards companies engaging in innovations designed to fight malnutrition, improve public health and promote sustainable development.
GAIN participated actively in the development of the 2009 global report Investing in the future: a united call to action on vitamin and mineral deficiencies coordinated and published by the Micronutrient Initiative.
World Economic Forum
GAIN participates in the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Chronic Disease and Malnutrition and is an active contributor to the organization's annual event in Davos. The World Economic Forum was on the jury that selected the first winner of the GAIN Business Award for Innovation in Nutrition.