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Opening Plenary - Setting the stage for harmonization and integration: aligning perspectives across sectors
Tuesday, June 3, 8:30-10:00

Welcome and introduction – Lynnette Neufeld, Chair of the Micronutrient Forum Steering Committee, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Geneva, Switzerland.


Outline of the session by the Moderator – Ian Darnton-Hill, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia/ Tufts University, USA


Overview of the history of the Micronutrient Forum – Lynnette Neufeld (see above)


Panel discussion – Stuart Gillespie, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Transform Nutrition, USA; Luc Laviollette, World Bank, Africa Region; Ferew Lemma, Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Francesco Branca, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; Shawn Baker, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA


Closing comments – Rafael Flores-Ayala, Co-Chair of the Micronutrient Forum Steering Committee, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC IMMPaCT), Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Chair: Lynnette Neufeld, Chair and Rafael Flores-Ayala, Co-Chair of MN Forum Steering Committee