Unlocking African Children's Full Potential

TICAD 7 - Yokohama, Japan

Aug 28 - 30, 2019 | Exhibition Hall B08

DSM, GCNF, GAIN and Sight & Life invite you to discuss how to unlock African children’s full potential with nutritious school meals

Join our side-event during TICAD 7 on August 28th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Exhibition Hall B08

With 58 million stunted children on the continent and stunting rates as high as 40% in some African countries, malnutrition remains a public health emergency in Africa and hinders optimal child development. School feeding has been recognized by the international community as an opportunity to fill a child’s nutrient intake gap. The objectives of this side-event are to discuss and inspire the attendants of 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) on how child nutrition can be improved to unlock Africa’s full potential by focusing in particular on the nutrition value of school meals.


18:00 Opening and Welcome | Dr Kaz Maruyama, President, DSM Japan K.K.

18:10 Presentations

  • The Economic Return of Investing in Nutrition for Africa
    Dr Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
  • 18:30 Innovative sustainable business models to increase access to eggs and other nutritious foods
    Srujith Lingala, Sight and Life Foundation

18:45 Panel discussion with Q&A from audience

  • How can Japanese know-how impact food and nutrition security in Africa
    Dr Takeshi Kimura, Advisor Ajinomoto
  • Rice fortification in school feeding- the Nigerian experience
    Dr Chris Osa Isokpunwu, Head Nutrition Division, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria
  • How School Feeding Programmes Impact Health and Nutrition
    Jennifer Shin, Partnerships Officer, Global Child Nutrition Foundation
  • Rice Fortification - a cost effective way to fill the nutritient gap through school feeding
    Yannick Foing, Global Lead, Partner Engagement, DSM

    Moderator: Dr. Regina Moench Pfanner, ibn360

19:30 Closing

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