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From left to right: David de Ferranti, Nutrition International Board Chair; Chris MacLennan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada; His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania; Member of Parliament Arielle Kayabaga; Joel Spicer, President and CEO of Nutrition International; Dr. Mpoki Ulisubisya, High Commissioner of Tanzania to Canada.

On October 25th, members of the Canadian government and Global Affairs Canada, partners, development community leaders, Nutrition International board members and staff came together to celebrate Nutrition International’s 30th anniversary. This special event was an opportunity to highlight and celebrate Canada’s historical leadership in global nutrition, through Nutrition International, and to call for the country to use this leadership to continue to advance nutrition even further in the current challenging context.

The reception was hosted by Member of Parliament Arielle Kayabaga (London West), who earlier in the day stood up in the House of Commons to wish Nutrition International a happy birthday and reaffirm the importance of good nutrition to ensure those living in vulnerable situations can survive and thrive.

The more than 100 attendees heard from Chris MacLennan, Deputy Minister at Global Affairs Canada, and Joel Spicer, President and CEO of Nutrition International. His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania and Nutrition International board member delivered the keynote address, highlighting the important role that Canada has played – and must continue to play – in improving health and nutrition in Africa and around the world.

Check out our interactive timeline to learn more about our 30 years of impact and our most significant milestones.