NIL Legacy Event

NIL Legacy Event

Looking Beyond a Decade of Accomplishments in Nutrition: 
NIL Legacy Event

Fully Virtual | September 16-17th, 2021 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm ET

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition has spent a decade pursuing rigorous research while also building human and institutional capacity that supports USAID programming as well as  analysis and policy formulation in host countries in Africa and Asia, including Nepal, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique and Bangladesh, Jordan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Ghana and Ethiopia. This two-day event, Looking Beyond A Decade of Accomplishments in Nutrition, brings together development professionals, donors, thought leaders and other stakeholders to digest and discuss accomplishments of the Nutrition Innovation Lab, highlighting opportunities and implications for ongoing and future programming and policies supporting agriculture, poverty reduction, resilience and nutrition. The focus is on the research agenda supported by USAID, but also embraces implications for future evidence needs as the world seeks to sustainably transform global food systems. The agenda features a nexus of Nutrition Innovation Lab collaborators and  country experts,  as well as professionals from US government and beyond.

Join us for this fully virtual event by registering for one or both days below on the National Press Club WorkCast site. You may come and go from the event as you'd like using the same webinar link. 

 

Day 1 | Thursday, September 16th, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm ET | Click Here to Register

Day 2 | Friday, September 17th, 8:00 am- 2:00 pm ET | Click Here to Register

Program Agenda

 

Day 1 | September 16th, 2021

All times in US Eastern

8:00 – 8:15 am

 

Welcome Remarks |

Patrick Webb, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

Dariush Mozaffarian, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

 

Megan Rhodes, USAID

 

8:15 – 8:35 am

Keynote Address |

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, WorldFish

 

8:35 – 9:00 am

Back to the Future: Lessons From a Decade of the Nutrition Innovation Lab |

Patrick Webb, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

9:00 -10:10 am

Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages: Agriculture, Diet Quality, Climate Change and Child Growth |

Wafaie Fawzi, Harvard University 

 

Andrew Thorne-Lyman, Johns Hopkins University

 

Gerald Shively, Purdue University

 

William Masters, Tufts University

 

Isabel Madzorera, Harvard University

10:10 – 10:20 am

Video Testimonials: Highlights from Nutrition Innovation Lab in Uganda

 

10:20 – 11:20 am

Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages: Implications for Multisectoral Programming |

Beatrice Rogers, Tufts University 

 

Neena Joshi , Heifer International Nepal

 

Nassul Kabunga, Tufts University

 

Sonia Zaharia, Tufts University

 

11:20 – 11:50 am

Building Sustainable Human Capacity in Asia and Africa: Highlights from the Bangalore- Boston Nutrition Collaborative |

 

Rebecca Kuriyan Raj, St. John’s Research Institute, India

11:50 – 12:30 pm

Generating Sustainable Human and Institutional Capacity in Uganda |

Eunice Bonsi, Tuskegee University

 

Bernard Bashashaa, Makerere University, Uganda

 

Edgar Agaba, Tufts University

 

Margaret Kabahenda, Makerere University, Uganda

 

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Effective Multi-sectoral Governance for Nutrition Policies and Programs |

Shibani Ghosh,  Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

Eileen Kennedy, Tufts University

 

Rolf Klemm, Helen Keller International

 

Patrick Webb, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

1:30 – 1:40 pm

Closing Thoughts |

Kelley Cormier, USAID

 

 

Day 2 | September 17th, 2021

All times in US Eastern

 

8:00 – 8:10 am 

Welcome Remarks |

Shibani Ghosh, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

8:10 – 8: 20 am

Video Testimonials: Highlights from Nutrition Innovation Lab in Nepal

 

8:20 – 9:00 am 

Generating Sustainable Human and Institutional Capacity in Nepal |

Keith West Jr., Johns Hopkins University

 

Swetha Manohar, Johns Hopkins University

 

Kedar Baral, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal

 

Ram Shrestha, CAFODAT, Nepal

 

9:00 -10:10 am

Emerging Evidence on Health and Food Safety, and Effects on the Growth and Development of Infants and Young Children |

Christopher Duggan, Boston Children Hospital

 

Akriti Singh, Tufts University

 

Jacqueline Lauer, Boston University

 

Johanna Andrews-Trevino, USAID

 

Saiful Islam, Bangladesh Agricultural University

 

10:10 – 11: 20 am             

Innovative Methods and Metrics for Nutrition Research and Programming |

Richard Deckelbaum, Columbia University

 

Giacomo Zanello, Reading University, United Kingdom

 

William Masters, Tufts University

 

Saurabh Mehta, Cornell University

 

11:20 – 11:30 am

Video Testimonials - Highlights from Nutrition Innovation Lab in Malawi                     

 

 

11:30 – 12:10pm

Generating Sustainable Human and Institutional Capacity in Malawi |

Elizabeth Marino-Costello, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

Sanele Nkomani, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

Bernadette Chimera-Khombe, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Malawi

 

Alexander Kalimbira, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi

 

12:10 – 1:45 pm

Virtual Panel Discussion- NIL 10-Year Legacy: Looking Beyond a Decade of Accomplishments in Nutrition |

Aysha House, Millenium Challenge Corporation

 

Robert Bertram, USAID

 

Shawn Baker, USAID

 

Patrick Webb, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition  

 

Shibani Ghosh, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition

 

Kiran Rupakhetee, National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal

 

 

1:45 – 1:55 pm 

Concluding Remarks |

 

Ahmed Kablan

,USAID

1:55 – 2:00 pm

Vote of Thanks |

Patrick Webb, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, Tufts University