The Netherlands

GAIN Netherlands maintains relationships with all relevant Dutch key stakeholders from private sector, civil society, government and academia. It brings together new partners with a shared interest, plays a brokering role between different organisations, and identifies new opportunities for collaboration. 

The Netherlands are an important country for GAIN for three reasons: 

  1. Food and nutrition security are high on the agenda of the Dutch government, which contributes significantly to our work, both as partner and donor.
  2. Several global companies that are frontrunners on fruits and vegetables, food technology, innovative financing or sustainability have Dutch roots.
  3. The Netherlands have a lot of experience with multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborative action (the so-called "Dutch Diamond").

The largest public-private partnership that GAIN Netherlands is currently leading is the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM)

GAIN Netherlands also plays an important role in discussing and shaping the Dutch policy nutrition landscape, for example by hosting the Netherlands Working Group on International Nutrition (NWGN), a platform of Dutch nutrition experts whose aim is to ensure that Dutch stakeholders include nutrition in their policies and programmes targeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is done through knowledge and information exchange, strengthened nutrition-related efforts, formulation and publication of joint views and positions, and by technical support to non-members.

GAIN Netherlands also focuses on young professionals. In order to involve the new generation in our mission to end malnutrition and, at the same time, benefit from their knowledge and innovative thinking, every year we organise a "Nutrition Student Challenge". 

Besides these Dutch engagement activities, the staff in The Netherlands also supports global programmes, such as Workforce Nutrition and Urban Governance for Nutrition

1. Name: Stichting The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN Netherlands).
GAIN Global is the incorporator of  Stichting The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN Netherlands).

2. RSIN number: 8514.70.579

3. Registered address: Arthur van Schendelstraat 550, 3511 MH Utrecht The Netherlands

4. Objectives: The organization is a foundation which sets itself the goal to reduce malnutrition through sustainable strategies aimed at improving the health and nutrition of populations at risk.

5. Policies: We have developed a set of policies to ensure that our staff and Board members comply with the highest accountability and transparency standards. Our framework also includes a programmatic gender strategy to ensure that all our programmes promote gender-sensitive approaches. See more

6. The composition of the Board:
The chairman Mr. S.A. Godfrey
Secretary Ms. E.J. Maddison
Treasurer Mr. P.A. Young

7. The members of the Board are not remunerated for their work. They are entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.

8. Activities report GAIN Netherlandssee Annual GAIN Netherlands Financial Statements  

9. Balance sheet and Income statementsee Annual GAIN Netherlands Financial Statements