Nutrition International is pleased to sponsor the 5th Women Deliver Global Conference in Vancouver, Canada, from June 3 to 6, 2019.

The main theme of the conference this year is power, and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change. Participants will explore three different levels: an individual’s power, structural power, and the power of movements. The conference will hone in on proven and ground-breaking solutions, and feature new partnerships, initiatives, and financial commitments, across a range of thematic areas.

Throughout the conference, Nutrition International will illustrate the foundational role of nutrition for the achievement of global gender equality ― and how it can help women feel empowered to reach their full potential.

Our Program

During the Conference, you can find us at booth 223 at the Fueling Station, Exhibition Hall.

Nutrition International is pleased to be involved in the following nutrition events, some which are described in further detail in the tabs below:

Pre-conference: Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

18:00: With the Youth, Through Nutrition, For the World, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 301 (featuring Dr Marion Roche, Senior Technical Advisor, Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition, Nutrition International)

Day 1: Monday, June 3rd 2019

13:00: World Vision Canada Event: Deconstructing the Gendered Causes of Malnutrition, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 211 (featuring Dr Marion Roche, Senior Technical Advisor, Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition, Nutrition International)

Day 2: Tuesday, June 4th 2019

6:30: Foodies that Give a Fork: Getting Unusual Suspects to the Table for Better Nutrition Breakfast Event, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 217-219

10:30: Concurrent Session: Break Bread Together: Nutrition Stories from Around the World, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 118

17:00: Nutrition International Evening Reception with Girl Effect: Harnessing the power of mobile: improving girls’ nutrition by increasing knowledge and access, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 116-117 – RSVP here!

Day 3: Wednesday, June 5th 2019

12:00: How She Leads: Past, Present, Future Lunch Event, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 212  RSVP now at events@nutritionintl.org!

13:30: Concurrent Session: Good Nutrition: Whose Business is it Anyways?, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 118

Day 4: Thursday, June 6th 2019

8:00: (Off-site) Breakfast Event at the CanWaCH Canada Pavilion: Innovative finance, lessons learned and opportunities – This event is sold out! Get on the waitlist

10:00: Global Partnership for Education’s Education Hub – Strengthening Cross Sectoral Dialogues: Bridging the Gap in Adolescent Nutrition Education, Vancouver Convention Centre, Fueling Station, Exhibition Hall

10:30: Break the Barriers that Block Girls’ and Women’s Right to Reproductive Health, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 205-207 (featuring Emily Measure, Director, NLIFT, Nutrition International)

13:00: Women Deliver Film FestivalGirl Effect & Nutrition International: Turning New Knowledge into Action film screening

Harnessing the power of mobile: Improving girls’ nutrition by increasing knowledge and access

Day 2: Tuesday, June 4th, 17:00 – 19:00, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 116-117

Join Jessica Posner Odede and Joel Spicer, CEOs of Girl Effect and Nutrition International, and tech-enabled girl ambassador (TEGA) Shamsiyya Abubakar Ahmad, for an evening reception on the importance of encouraging better nutrition habits among adolescent girls. Interact with the technology as Girl Effect and Nutrition International showcase how this innovative partnership harnesses the power of mobile to improve knowledge, attitudes, and nutrition practices among adolescent girls.

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How She Leads: Past, Present and Future

Day 3: Wednesday, June 5th, 12:00 – 13:30, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 212

Join activist Edna Adan Ismail as she shares the experiences, barriers, achievements and advice that have formed her into the leader she is today. Her keynote will be followed by a panel of three youth advocates and activists, who will share their goals, hopes and dreams for a better world.

SPEAKERS:
• Anayat Sidhu (SUN YL4N)
• Jane Napais Lankisa (SUN YL4N)
• Nabeela Iqbal (WAGGGS Sri Lanka)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Edna Adna Ismail

MODERATED BY: Vivian Onano, entrepreneur and humanitarian
OPENING REMARKS BY: Joel Spicer, President and CEO, Nutrition International

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Nutrition International is pleased to be involved in the following two nutrition concurrent session, co-hosted with GAIN and SUN.

1. Break Bread Together: Nutrition Stories from Around the World

Day 2: Tuesday, June 4th, 10:30 – 12:00, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 118

Through a “human library” approach, participants will have a chance to interact with storytellers to hear a solution “story” and to probe for lessons learned and applicability in regards to good nutrition, as well as learn about nutrition challenges in a specific context, the solutions that were implemented to overcome these challenges, and how these solutions have impacted the increase of women’s and girls’ power and agency.

Nutrition International speakers:

  • Irshad Danish, Advocacy Specialist SUN Secretariat Pakistan / Regional Coordinator SUN Civil Society Asia Coordination Group (ACG)
  • Vivian Onano, Women and Girls Advocate, Social Entrepreneur, and Nutrition International Board Member

2. Good Nutrition: Whose Business is it Anyways?

Day 3: Wednesday, June 5th, 13:30 – 14:30, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 118

Joel Spicer, CEO, Nutrition International, will be giving the opening remarks at this nutrition concurrent session which will focus on different ways to support the next generation to nurture, expand and accelerate the future solutions to make them more powerful and transformative to advance the agency of women and girls in ways that advance nutrition outcomes.

Innovative Finance: Lessons learned and opportunities

Day 4: Thursday, June 6th, 8:00 – 9:30, CanWaCH Canada Pavilion, Wine Room

This panel discussion and networking event will bring together key players from the development, innovation & investment communities.

You’re invited to join us as we explore:

  • How Canadian public, private, and non-profit organizations can join forces to leverage innovative finance tools that deliver positive outcomes for both the host communities and investors
  • Best practices and lessons learned from the development of the Cameroon Kangaroo Mother Care Development Impact Bond
  • Opportunities stemming from the Government of Canada’s creation of a $755M Social Finance Fund

Panelists:

  • Dominique Carrie, Manager, Social Finance UK
  • Emily Measures, Director, NLIFT, Nutrition International
  • Stephen Nairne, Chief Investment Officer, Raven Indigenous Capital Partners and Special Advisor to the Lundin Foundation

Moderator:

  • Karlee Steele, Co-CEO of Grand Challenges Canada

This event is sold out! Get on the waiting list

Strengthening Cross Sectoral Dialogues: Bridging the Gap in Adolescent Nutrition Education

Day 4: Thursday, June 6th, 10:00 – 10:30, Vancouver Convention Centre, Booth 139

Find out why nutrition education is needed to fill a void in the global discussion around adolescents. Learn more about iron deficiency anaemia, a global issue which especially affects girls and how we should address it.

Speaker:

  • Marion Roche, Senior Technical Advisor, Adolescent and Women’s Health and Nutrition, Nutrition International

Foodies that Give a Fork!: Getting Unusual Suspects to the the Table for Better Nutrition 

Day 2: Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30 – 8:00, Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 217-219

Join us for breakfast as South Africa’s culinary princess Lorna Maseko, Canada’s creative visionary Mary Berg, and Trine Hahnemann, Danish chef and food writer wake us up with their delicious recipes and empowering life stories. Nutrition International, jointly with SDG2 Advocacy Hub, SUN, the World Food Programme, World Vision Canada, the UN SG’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent, RESULTS Canada, and Power of Nutrition will discuss the importance of stakeholders’ role in the nutrition and gender equality progress.

Speakers:

  • Martin Short – CEO of Power of Nutrition
  • Lauren Landis – Director of Nutrition, World Food Programme
  • Gerda Verburg, Scaling Up Nutrition
  • Joy Phumaphi, UN SG’s Independent Accountability Panel
  • Lorna Maseko (South African chef)
  • Mary Berg (Canadian chef)
  • Nahitra Rarison , Girl Guide and Nutrition Advocate (WAGGGS)