N3F is an impact-first fund which will use a blended finance structure offering three types of shares to attract investors with different appetites for risk. Notably, the fund will have a catalytic tranche that will act as a first loss component, a powerful method of moderating risk and, thus, of catalysing more risk-averse sources of capital.
Over the holiday period the nutrition community - and the world - lost a powerful champion: Dr. Ferew Lemma. This is our abiding memory of Ferew: calm in a crisis, but passionate about improving people’s lives; still when listening, but restless to find solutions; quiet in meetings, but forceful when it comes to implementing decisions.
2021 has marked a turning point for food safety in the global public discourse. The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerabilities in our food system, including the importance of food safety and its role in nutrition and health. We are starting to see the pressing need to establish capacity to support domestic food safety in low- and middle-income countries.
The two-day Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 kicked off today with commitments made by leaders of governments, companies, international organizations, the United Nations, civil society organizations, and others. Key among them was the high-level commitment made by Google in the area of GAIN’s workforce nutrition.
Today, The Lancet will launch a series of three papers that compile knowledge on the role of nutrition in adolescent growth and the drivers of adolescent food choice, and provide recommendations on how to achieve better nutrition outcomes for this generation. The papers will be officially launched at an event hosted by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and The Lancet today.
When we launched GAIN’s new Environment Strategy internally in March 2021, it quickly became clear that protecting the planet is a cause that carries huge significance for GAIN staff, for a whole host of different reasons. Some colleagues took inspiration from the natural beauty of the world around them, from the stunning savannahs of Tanzania and rolling highlands of Kenya through to the incredible diversity of India and the lakes and mountains of Geneva.
Invited by our partners at WWF, GAIN joined CARE, ICCCAD, Club of Rome & EAT to present the FoodForward consortium at COP26. This comes as part ofour collective commitment to continue working together, as former Action Track Chairs of the United Nations Food Systems Summit, to fix food systems within this decade.
In Tanzania, GAIN is supporting the implementation of the national mandate for the provision of fortified school meals through the SUN POOLED Fund project.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Nigeria (GAIN), launched the Strengthening Nutrition in Priority Staples (SNIPS) Project in Nigeria The 5-year project will be implemented in four states: Benue, Kaduna, Nassarawa and Oyo, to improve the access and consumption of safe and nutritious foods in Nigeria.
In a pre-Covid-19 world, depression and anxiety were estimated to cost the global economy more than USD1 trillion per year in lost productivity. From recent discussions with companies on workplace wellbeing we notice a recurring theme: if mental health was emerging as a key focus area, it now most certainly is a priority for employers, and especially so as the pandemic continues to impact the wellbeing of millions of people around the globe.