June 13, 2013
On June 13, the World Bank, USAID, Bread for the World and the 1,000 Days partnership, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a Series briefing for the global health and development community in Washington, DC. The forum facilitated a deeper exploration of Series findings, implications and action steps following the Nutrition for Growth Summit in London, and a week of nutrition advocacy meetings and congressional briefings in Washington, DC.
Lead Series authors Robert Black, Jai Das, Marie Ruel, Harold Alderman, and Stuart Gillespie presented the Series papers. Rajul Pandya-Lorch from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) moderated the meeting and panel discussions that included a call for greater investments in nutrition and to prioritize nutrition on the development agenda. Speakers included representatives from BRAC, USAID, the World Bank and the Gates Foundation.