22nd Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

Public-Private Partnerships Innovating to End Malnutrition

Date: 
December 4, 2012
Time: 
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time

Presenter(s): 
Speaker: Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. Concluding Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI. Chair: Fawzi Al-Sultan, Chair, IFPRI Board of Trustees
Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107

Location: 

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

Today, 1 billion people are undernourished and 2 billion are micronutrient deficient. The potential of the private sector to eradicate malnutrition is enormous, but requires an enabling environment featuring the right mix of public policies, regulations, and investments. Innovations in public-private partnership have already achieved some success.

In this seminar, Josette Sheeran will highlight the public-private partnerships that global institutions like the World Economic Forum and World Food Programme have fostered to help move millions of poor out of hunger and malnutrition, reviewing what worked and which lessons to take away to foster innovative and effective partnerships in the future.

The Annual Lecture commemorates the significant impact on international nutrition by Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years. The annual lecturer is invited to present his or her personal, often unconventional, views about large issues dealing with malnutrition.