Strenghtening the Quality of Engagement between Governments & Businesses for Healthier Diets

Date: Monday, 5 June 2017

Time: 18:00-19:30

VenueThistle City Barbican Hotel, Central St, London EC1V 8DS, UK

Speakers and event contributors include:

Beverley Postma, Chief Executive Officer, HarvestPlus
Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director of Family Health, Ministry of Health, Nigeria
Lauren Landis, Director of Nutrition, World Food Programme
Obey Assery Nkya, Prime Minister’s Office, United Republic of Tanzania
Mauricio Adade, President of DSM Latin America

Welcome & introduction by Lawrence Haddad, GAIN’s Executive Director
Closing remarks by Vinita Bali, GAIN’s Chair of the Board of Directors

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize that businesses have an important role to play in achieving development targets by 2030. This is true for SDG 2 on Hunger and Malnutrition Reduction because the vast majority of food is delivered to the poor and undernourished through markets. Along with consumers, businesses –including farmers, food processors, wholesalers and retailers — are the most numerous stakeholders in food systems. Therefore, engaging with businesses is vital if we want food systems to deliver safe nutritious foods at prices that low income families can afford. To date, the quality of engagement has been weak. Why does it need to be strengthened, what needs to be done to do that, and who needs to do it?

It is in this framework that the GAIN is hosting the event ‘How to Strengthen the Quality of Engagement between Governments and Businesses to Improve the Quality of Diets?’ on Monday, 5 June 2017 from 18:00 to 19:30 at the Thistle City Barbican Hotel Central St, in London.

The event, coinciding with the annual meeting of the GAIN Board of Directors and Partnership Council members, will bring together development experts to explore different approaches to addressing the above questions.


The event will be followed by a reception

RSVP by Friday, 2 June 2017 here or write to

Published 22 May 2017