Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, Asia - Bangkok, Thailand

Event Dates: 
June 21, 2016 to June 23, 2016
Event Location: 
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In June 2016, SPRING, in partnership with USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Global Health, hosted the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (MSN-GLEE) conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Staff from USAID's Bureau for Food Security, Bureau for Global Health, the Office of Food for Peace, USAID Missions in Asia, implementing partners, and host country governments shared their experiences and research, enabling widespread engagement across the countries and improving understanding of emerging concepts.

Experts in agriculture, economic growth, WASH, nutrition, and health programs gave presentations and led interactive sessions on a range of topics designed to strengthen country-led efforts to improve nutrition. USAID’s Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy and accompanying technical guidance briefs formed the basis for an exciting agenda designed to help participants identify places where a multi-sectoral nutrition programming approach can be strengthened.

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Meeting Agenda (PDF, 304 KB)

MSN-GLEE Asia Attendees Photo (JPG, 200 KB)

Disclaimer: The contents of the presentations are the responsibility of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

Presentations

The State of the Region
The State of the Region - Overview of ASEAN Countries (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Dorothy Foote, Programme Specialist, UNICEF
The State of the Region - Central and South Asia (PDF, 480 KB)
Carolyn Hart, Director, SPRING
USAID's Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy: The Framework in Action
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy 2014-2025 (PDF, 2.06 MB)
Elaine Gray, Nutrition Advisor, USAID, Bureau for Global Health
Introduction to Multi-Sectoral Prgramming, Collaboration, and Coordination
Introduction to Multi-Sectoral Prgramming, Collaboration, and Coordination (PDF, 340 KB)
Moderator: Gwyneth Cotes, Director, Globial Initiatives, SPRING
Panelists:
Geeta Bhakta Joshi, Member, Nepal National Planning Commission
Mohammad Iftekhar Rashid, Nutrition Specialist, USAID/Bangladesh
Mohammad Raisul Haque, Program Head, HNPP, BRAC
What Works in Nutrition? Evidence from Nutrition-Specific and Nutrition-Sensitive Programming
What Works in Nutrition: Nutrition-Sensitive Prgramming (PDF, 2.64 MB )Heather Danton, Director, Food Security and Nutrition, SPRING
What Works in Nutrition: Nutrition-Specific Actions (PDF, 1.608 MB )Rolf Klemm, Vice President for Nutrition, Helen Keller International
Less Guess: The Secret Life of Social and Behavior Change Communication
Less Guess: The Secret Life of Social and Behavior Change Communication (PDF, 6.55 MB)
No Water Video (MPG, 10.40 MB)
Early Initiation TV Spot (MPG, 10.70 MB)
Ann Jimerson, Senior Specialist in Behavior Change, Alive & Thrive
Achieving Results and Scale in Integrated Programming
Achieving Results and Scale in Integrated Programming (PDF, 701 KB)
Moderator: Carolyn Hart, Director, SPRING
Presenters:
Sharmila Neogi, PMS Maternal Health, USAID/India
Malika Makhkambaeva, Project Management Specialist, USAID/Tajikistan
Pooja Pandey Rana, Deputy Chief of Party, HKI/Nepal
Arif Rashid, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, USAID
Mohammad Nurnobi, Program Management Specialist, USAID/Bangladesh

Six Concurrent Sessions

Nutrition in the Humanitarian Context
Responding to Emergency Food and Nutrition Needs in an On-Going Complex Emergency (PDF, 1.16 MB)
Lori Du Trieuille, Senior Humanitarian Advisor, USAID/Afghanistan
Malnutrition in Pakistan: Humanitarian or Development Challenge? (PDF, 800 KB)
Abdul Rehman, Program Management Specialist, USAID/Pakistan Food for Peace
Nutrition Policy in Real Life: Examples and Opportunities
Nutrition Policy in Real Life: Examples and Opportunities (PDF, 504 KB)
Thailand Country Report (PDF, 6.47 MB)
Somchai Durongdej, Associate Professor, Shinawatra University
Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: Experiences from Programming at the Country Level
Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: The USAID Agricultural Research Perspective (PDF, 5.86 MB )John Bowman, Senior Agriculture Advisor & Program Area Leader, USAID, Bureau for Food Security
Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture: Experiences from Bangladesh (PDF, 1.77 MB )Aaron Hawkins, Chief of Party, SPRING/Bangladesh
WASH Hands. Eat. Drink. Excrete. Repeat.: Linking WASH Programming and Nutrition
WASH Hands. Eat. Drink. Excrete. Repeat.: WASH and Nutrition (PDF, 2.93 MB)Rochelle Rainey, Senior Advisor, WASH, USAID, Bureau for Global Health
The Role of Women's Empowerment in Nutrition-Specific and Nutrition-Sensitive Programming
Role of Women Empowerment in Reduction of Child Stunting: Experience of CARE's SHOUHARDO Program (PDF, 558 KB )Syeda Ashrafiz Zaharia Prodhan, Senior Technical Coordinator - Women's Empowerment, CARE/Bangladesh
The Role of Agricultural Extension Services in Supporting a Multisectoral Approach to Improving Nutrition (PDF, 774 KB )Andrea Bohn, Associate Director, INGENAES Project
The Five Components of Effective Programming for Food Fortification
Food Fortificatioin as a Means to Achieving Nutrition Goals (PDF, 720 KB)Omar Dary, Health Science (Nutrition) Specialist, USAID, Bureau for Global Health
Rizwan Yusufali, WFP, South Asia
Visith Chavisit, Professor, Mahidol University
Mutriba Latypova, Country Coordinator, GAIN/Tajikistan
Dora Panagides, Senior Manager, Large Scale Food Fortification, GAIN
Update on the New USAID Indicators
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Monitoring & Indicators: USAID Working Group Across GH, BFS, FFP, OFDA (PDF, 960 KB)Elizabeth Bontrager, Nutrition Advisor, USAID, Bureau for Global Health
Arif Rashid, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, USAID
Strengthening Coordination, Policy and Leadership
 Moderator: Heather Danton, Director, Food Security and Nutrition, SPRING
Strengthening Coordination, Policy, and Leadership: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Private Sector (PDF, 1.01 MB)
Amit Chandra, Health Systems Advisor, Millenium Challenge Corporation
Conflict of Interest: Managing the Issue to Support Effective Engagment and Nutiriton Policy Planning (PDF, 420 KB)
Breda Gavin-Smith, Consultant Public Health Nutritionist/Col, SUN Movement/FANTA
Malnutrition and Food Systems in South-East Asia: Emerging Trends (PDF, 1.65 MB)
Katrien Ghoos, Senior Regional Nutrition Advisor, World Food Programme
Closing Remarks
Comments Relating the Experience of Thailand in Multi-Sectoral Nutrition (PDF, 402 KB)Pattanee Winichagoon, Associate Professor, Mahidol University