Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of GAIN, tells us more about Nutrition Connect

We sit down with Dr Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), to learn more about Nutrition Connect, and why he thinks it's an important initiative. 

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About Lawrence Haddad

Dr. Lawrence Haddad became the Executive Director of GAIN in October 2016. Prior to this Lawrence was the founding co-chair and lead author of the Global Nutrition Report from 2014 to 2016. From 2004-2014 Lawrence was the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the world’s leading development studies institute. Before joining IDS in 2004, he was Director of the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 1994 to 2004. From 2009-2010 Lawrence was the UK’s representative on the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CSF). He was the President of the UK and Ireland’s Development Studies Association from 2010 to 2012. An economist, Lawrence completed his PhD in Food Research at Stanford University in 1988.  On Monday, 25th June 2018, the World Food Prize Foundation awarded the 2018 World Food Prize to Lawrence Haddad, and David Nabarro, former special adviser to the UN Secretary General. Announcing the award Ambassador Quinn, World Food Prize President cited the recipients for their “extraordinary intellectual and policy leadership in bringing maternal and child nutrition to the forefront of the global food security agenda and thereby significantly reducing childhood stunting”.

Q.Why does nutrition matter?
Q.What was the motivation behind creating Nutrition Connect?
Q.What questions will Nutrition Connect answer about PPE for nutrition?
Q.What will Nutrition Connect look like, and what will it do?
Q.Who funds Nutrition Connect?
Q.How can I use, get involved and contribute to Nutrition Connect?
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