Launch of AfriCAN May 25th

Join us under the Baobab tree for a webinar launch of Africa Catalyzing Action for Nutrition (AfriCAN), a new network with a mission to mobilise and harness Africa’s untapped and underutilised resources towards improving nutrition sustainably on the continent.

This event will introduce AfriCAN and feature a panel discussion on sustainable solutions to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. Speakers include:

  • Professor Francis B. Zotor, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Director AfriCAN (Moderator)

  • Dr Namanga Ngongi, Former Deputy Executive Director WFP; Former Chair, UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) & Board Chair, AfriCAN

  • Ms Isatou Jallow, Executive Director, AfriCAN

  • Ms Julia Tagwireyi, Former Director, Food and Nutrition Council, Zimbabwe and Director, AfriCAN

  • Dr Josue Dione, Former Director, Food Security and Sustainable Development Division, UNECA and Board Member, AfriCAN

  • Dr Charity Binka, Executive Director, Women, Media and Change

  • Dr Habiba Hassan-Wassef, Trustee, African Nutrition Society

  • Sheikh Tijan Tunkara, Youth Representative and Community Activist

  • Dr Lawalley Cole, Executive Director, Coalition on media and education for development, Africa Forum (CAFOR)  

Launch event of the Coalition of Action on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems for Children and All

Friday, 13 May 2022

14:00 to 15:00 (CEST)

Health, nutrition and environmental sustainability need to be core, cross-cutting foundations of food systems transformation. During the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) of 2021 the call for action to deliver healthy diets from sustainable food systems echoed through dialogues, social movements and national pathways. Formed as an outcome of the UNFSS, the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems (HDSFS) brings Member States, UN Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Academic Institutions and social movements together to deliver on this call.
The Coalition will strive to act as a mechanism for coordinated action on healthy diets from sustainable food systems that provides countries the opportunity to share, learn and inform. It will foster, maintain and gain momentum from multiple stakeholders on the issue, and allow for all to inspire and be inspired. 
 
On Friday 13th of May 2022, join us for the official launch of the Coalition of Action for Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems. The event aims to celebrate the formation of the Coalition and showcase action for HDSFS, inspire current and new members, and catalyze support towards its vision at the country, regional and global level. Members and frontrunners countries will present the planned work and showcase progress so far under the Coalition’s workplan functions.

Additional information and the agenda of the event are available here.

Register Now: Gastronomic Sciences 360º: A Global Outlook on Human Health and Wellness

The symposium, organized by Basque Culinary Center, together with the Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles, an international referent in medicine, will bring together great professionals from the field of medicine, nutrition, sustainability, gastronomy, sociology and food of the future, to explore from different points of view the current food and welfare of society.

Among the speakers are Suzanne Dekvota, Director of Microbiome Research at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, Leon Fine, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, David Zilber, chef, fermenter, butcher, and photographer who hails from Toronto Canada, Marc Blazer, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Overture Management, an investment group with interests in food & beverage, hospitality, travel and consumer businesses, David Barber, co-owner of Blue Hill–a working farm, restaurant, and consulting company supporting agriculture that positively contributes to the world’s food system, Eneko Axpe, Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University and NASA, and Basque Culinary Center’s and BCC Innovation experts such as Juan Carlos Arboleya, Professor and Researcher at the Basque Culinary Center, Head of the Scientific Area and programme director of the Master (MSc) and PhD in Gastronomic Sciences), Usune Etxeberría, researcher and lead of the Gastronomy and Health area at BCC Innovation, and John Regefalk, researcher chef and coordinator of culinary innovation at BCC Innovation.

DATE: APRIL 27-28
SCHEDULE:  from  9.00am to  3:30pm (CEST) on each day.
WHERE
: ZOOM

Program

DAY 1

9:00-9:20  Welcome Remarks

Joxe Mari Aizega, Javier Rodriguez

Intro to Day 1– Juan Carlos Arboleya & Suzanne Devkota

9:25-9:50 The Role of Gastronomy in the Transition to a More Sustainable Food System

Stéfani Novoa- BCC

9:55- 10:20 Growing our own roots

John Regefalk- BCC

10:25-10:50  Moving the game from food security to nutrient security

Eric Archambeau- Astanor Ventures

10:50-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-11:40  Help me help you: Compensatory actions of the gut microbiome during times of chronic nutritional stress

Suzanne Devkota – CSMC

11:45-12:10 Development of high-quality food protein from submerged fermentation of filamentous fungi

Cipriano Carrero- BCC

12:15-12:40 A symbiotic supper: Entropy and the ecology of fermentation

David Zilber

12:40-2:00PM Lunch

2:00-2:25 Future Foods

Eneko Axpe (NASA)

2:30-3:15 Balancing food security and regenerative agriculture. Panel 1

Moderator: Suzzane Devkota

David Barber, Stefani Novoa, John Regefalk. Eric Archambeau

3:20-3:30 Concluding Comments

Juan Carlos Arboleya- BCC

DAY 2

9:00-9:10 Intro to Day 2

Juan Carlos Arboleya & Suzanne Devkota

9:15-9:40 The first food critic

Leon Fine- CSMC

9:45-10:10 On hearts, history, and sustenance

Michael Nurok- CSMC

10:15-10:40 The present and future of digital gastronomy

Erich Eichstetter – BCC

10:40-11:05 Coffee BREAK

11:05-11:30 The effect of starch-and sucrose-reduced diet accompanied by culinary recommendations on the symptoms of patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Usune Etxeberria- BCC

11:35-12:00  A multi-domain lifestyle intervention study for dementia prevention in the Basque Country

Pablo Martínez Lage -Fundación Cita Alzheimer

12:05-12:30 Understanding the effect of diet on promotion of cancer

Stephen Pandol- CSMC

12:30-2:00PM Lunch

2:00-2:25 A transdisciplinary view on gastronomy

Iñaki Martinez de Albéniz & Juan Carlos Arboleya – BCC

2:30-3:15 Health and lifestyle in post-pandemic world. Panel 2

Moderator: Juan Carlos Arboleya

Panelists: Michael Nurok, David Zilber, Erich Eichstetter Marc Blazer

3:20-3:30 Concluding Comments

Suzanne Devkota- CSMC

FINUT Symposium: April 27 “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America. Deficits and excesses?”

FINUT’s next online event “Road to the FINUT 2022 Conference” entitled “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America. Deficits and excesses?” will take place on April 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Mexico.

Registration is free.

To register, view the program or for more information visit Symposium “Complexity of malnutrition in Latin America: Deficits and excesses?” – Finut – Ibero-American Nutrition Foundation

SLAN Symposium: Sindemia Global. La Mayor Amenaza Para La Salud Humana

Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutricion (SLAN) invites you to attend their First Virtual Symposium organized by SLAN Ecuador, on April 8th from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Quito, Ecuador time.

SLAN are pleased that this first symposium will include Juan Rivera, founding director of the Center for Research in Health and Nutrition of the Institute of Public Health and Professor of Nutrition at the School of Public Health of Mexico; Simón Barquera, Deputy Director of the Center for Research in Nutrition and Health at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico and leader of the line of research on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular risk and; Carlos Monteiro, Professor of the Department of Nutrition of the Faculty of Public Health of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and scientific coordinator of the Center for Epidemiological Studies in Nutrition and Health (Nupens). Their knowledge, experience and scientific production will allow us to analyze the food situation and of the region of the Americas and the world, a starting point to consolidate the role of the Society as a scientific entity in the field of nutrition and food, from the perspective of health public. The theme of the symposium is GLOBAL SYNDEMIC. THE GREATEST THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH.

The program for the symposium is available here:

You can access the Symposium through the following address: https://cedia.zoom.us/j/82655531357.

Free Webinar: March 30th Challenge & Change – the African View of L&D in 2022

The upcoming webinar from eLearning Africa “Challenge and Change – the African View of Learning & Development (L&D) in 2022” will take place online this Wednesday, March 30 from 13:30 – 14:30 hrs GMT. This event will be hosted by Donald H Taylor, Chair, Learning Technologies Conference.

About the Webinar:

Last year, L&D globally was dominated by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. What has changed this year, as we emerge from its impact?

The answer: everything has changed, and nothing has. Technology, expectations and much more has altered over the past two years, but the organisational focus is still very much on delivering training, rather than helping people learn and – with a few exceptions – L&D seems far from its goal of providing strategic input at the highest levels.

In this session, Donald will explain the key themes in L&D that emerged from his L&D Global Sentiment Survey 2022, answered this year by over 3,500 people in 112 countries worldwide. He’ll look at major trends, some of the geographical differences across the world, and explore the results from Africa in some detail.

  • L&D’s shifting priorities in 2022
  • The challenges we’re facing across the world
  • Are we moving from technology to humanizing L&D?
  • The Why and the How of L&D this year
  • Listening to L&D voices from Africa

This will be a highly topical, important and interactive event and should be a fascinating discussion.

Join on Wednesday, March 30 from:

Start time: 13:30 GMT / UTC  – 14:30 WAT – 15:30 CAT / CEST / SAST – 16:30 EAT

End time: 14:30 GMT / UTC  – 15:30 WAT – 16:30 CAT / CEST / SAST – 17:30 EAT

Webinar Registration

International student scholarships – free registration for the 2nd PNDS International Conference

The 2nd International Conference of the Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society: Triple burden of malnutrition – breaking the silos between the world of undernutrition and NCDS takes place Friday March 11-13, 2022, in Karachi, Pakistan.

Scholarships for students to attend the conference virtually are now available. These IUNS sponsored scholarships are available to international students at all degree levels and covers free registration to attend the conference virtually.

To apply:  

Email conference22regist@gmail.com with the subject title “IUNS Scholarship”.

All applicants must send the following information to be considered:

  1. Full name
  2. Institution name
  3. Email address
  4. Phone/WhatsApp number
  5. Scan of a valid student ID card

Apply Now

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IUNS International Workshop on Capacity and Leadership Development 2021

The IUNS Committee of Science Council of Japan held the IUNS International Workshop on Capacity and Leadership Development in Nutritional Sciences online on December 11th and 12th 2021 co-hosted with Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science, The Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics, and National Institute of Health and Nutrition, Japan.

The workshop was organized as a side event of the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021. Former president of IUNS, Dr Anna Lartey, gave a statement on behalf of IUNS at the Summit. You can read more and watch her statement here.

This was the first time the IUNS Capacity and Leadership Development Workshop was held online. The event was a great success, and all the participants enjoyed the workshop and actively participating in the discussion.

Participants of the workshop watched 9 video lectures related to food system and nutrition intervention for sustainable healthy diets in advance in November and attended the workshop online on December 11th and 12th.

During the workshop, participants were divided into 6 groups in breakout rooms and discussed each topic after their brief self-introduction and country report. Then, one of the participants in each group presented the summary of discussion in the main room at the end of the workshop.

The IUNS Committee of Science Council of Japan prepared an abstract book that contains slides of 9 video lectures, participant country reports, and summaries of group discussion.

You can download the full abstract book here:

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Planning the workforce and global health system strengthening – Year of the Health and Care Workers Seminars

Health Education England is delighted to invite you to a series of seminars, focusing on the importance of strengthening the health workforce internationally in support of the World Health Organizations’s (WHO) Year of the Health and Care Workers (YHCW) programme.

The first seminar, An Introduction to systematic workforce planning will be held on 13 December 2021, 09:30 -10:30 GMT. Please register below to secure your place

Register here:

Year of the Health and Care Workers – Global Health Partnerships (hee.nhs.uk)

IUNS at Nutrition for Growth Summit

“We must work together to identify & develop evidence-based policies & to build capacity to create the nutrition leaders for tomorrow. Together, we can enable & lead new ways to address entrenched problems to meet the global nutrition goals,”

Dr Anna Lartey on behalf of IUNS, at Nutrition for Growth 2021

Immediate past president of IUNS, Dr Anna Lartey, delivered a statement to the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021 livestreamed from Tokyo, Japan. The Summit took place over two days, December 7 and December 8, 2021.

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) is the global opportunity for leaders to invest in nutrition as part of a COVID-19 recovery and beyond, and to ensure that nutrition remains a priority on the global agenda.

Country governments, donors, philanthropies, international organizations, businesses, civil society organizations, academia and beyond came together to discuss accelerating progress to achieve the global nutrition targets and to end malnutrition in all its forms.

The Summit featured two-days of data-driven financial, policy, programmatic, or impact commitments from all stakeholders, aligned with the thematic pillars of this year’s N4G summit: universal health coverage, resilience, and healthy diets, and underpinned within the lenses of nutrition financing and accountability.

Following the summit, Government and private sector donors have pledged more than US$27 billion at the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit this week to address the global malnutrition and hunger crisis. Represented by five Heads of State and Government, 45 countries with high burdens of malnutrition and a dozen donors delivered renewed policy and financial commitments to end malnutrition. These commitments demonstrate country leadership and prioritization of nutrition at a crucial time, as fiscal resources are constrained, and malnutrition rates are on the rise due to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic.

You can read more on the outcomes of the summit via the post summit press release here: