Scaling up innovation for a fortified future – part I - fortification quality digitization

Scaling up innovation for a fortified future – part I - fortification quality digitization


Fortified foods that meet government-issued standards can have a significant impact on improving nutritional intakes and overall health of a population. Unfortunately, many fortification programs fall short of this intended impact. Understanding and addressing challenges along the fortification supply chain is critical to ensuring the quality and safety of fortified products. This requires generating data that enables full traceability of fortification quality.

However, few countries are collecting and analysing data on fortification quality, and those that do may be lacking the critical step of transforming data into actionable information. Can digitization help improve QA/QC data systems, drive efficiencies, and increase the transparency and traceability of fortification quality? Can digitization address constraints faced by governments and strengthen government oversight while reducing their data collection burden? Can digitization be a win-win for the government and for industry? 

This webinar will: 

  • Provide a high-level overview of quality/compliance challenges in fortification and explore how digitization can be part of the solution.
  • Present examples and lessons learned from successful digitization efforts in sectors outside of nutrition. 
  • Showcase collaborations with new/unconventional partners that can help government and industry to leverage digital data to accelerate progress.
  • Feature perspectives from millers on how data can improve their bottom line and help them stay compliant with fortification mandates and standards.
  • Discuss how IT/systems stakeholders, industry, government, and NGOs can come together to improve fortification quality and industry compliance.    

This webinar will be moderated by Andreas Bluethner, Director of Nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and features:

  • Dipika Matthias, Deputy Director, Nutrition, BMGF, USA
  • Bernard Kowatsch, Head of World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator, Italy
  • Ashish Pande, Managing Director & Senior Vice President, Crown & Dangote Mills, Olam, Nigeria
  • Anna Zhenchuk, Managing Director, BioAnalyt, Germany
  • Zameer Haider, National Program Manager for Oil Fortification, Nutrition International, Pakistan
  • Janice Zdankus, Vice President of Innovation for Social Impact, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, USA
  • Harun Rashid, Chairman, Shakti Edible Oil, Bangladesh
  • Imtiaz Masud, Head of QA & EMS, Bangladesh Edible Oil, Bangladesh

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