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The team at Sight and Life will be busy this Fall! From the United Nations General Assembly in New York to IUFoST in Mumbai – see where all we will be and make sure to drop us a line if you are there too – we would love to see you!

PAST EVENTS

On September 5-7 Sight and Life attended the World Social Marketing Conference in Antwerp to learn more about how social spreading and nurturing good practice in Social Marketing, as well as increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Social Marketing practice at both operational and strategic levels. During the conference, SAL presented on Eat More Eat Better Social Marketing Research in Rajasthan, India and the poster received rave reviews.

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences was established by the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II in 1994 to promote the study and progress of the social sciences, and to support the Church in the development of her social doctrine. SAL Managing Director, Klaus Kraemer, attending their meeting on September 12-13 in Rome and presenting on the role of the Food and Beverage Industry in contributing to good nutrition. All of the presentations from the event are available here and the link to the YouTube channel containing the videos for each presenter here

Eggs, eggs, eggciting eggs. At SAL, we LOVE eggs and were thrilled to learn more about all the latest and greatest in egg production, nutrition and marketing at the Intl. Egg Commission Global Leadership Conference September 9-13 in Kyoto, Japan.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Every year, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meets for its regular session and on September 27th, UNGA is staging the third High-level Meeting on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). This meeting will undertake a comprehensive review of the global and national progress achieved in putting measures in place that protect people from dying too young from heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes

OCTOBER

The Small Enterprise Evaluation Project (SEEP) champions the importance of impact assessments and develop evaluation methods that inform practice. SEEP’s 2018 conference, Collaboration for Impact, will take place October 1-3 in Arlington, Virginia, and will offer a platform for attendees to share experiences of common challenges and collectively explore opportunities for greater impact. SAL will participate in a session together with World Vision International and DSM on ‘Joining Forces for Last Mile Nutrition’. Learn more: https://seepnetwork.org/Event/2018

On Wednesday, October 10thJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be Celebrating a Century of Nutritional Discover, commemorating the publication of Prof EV McCollum’s 1st edition of “The Newer Knowledge of Nutrition” in 1918. The event will highlight the partnership of Johns Hopkins, DSM and Sight and Life that has advanced prevention of micronutrient deficiencies through research, publications, graduate training and advocacy.  The work together is reflected in 194 peer-reviewed publications to date. Sight and Life will present on ‘Preventing Micronutrient Deficiencies Through Partnership’

Incredible Eggs!! World Egg Day is celebrated around the world each year and helps to raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and their importance in human nutrition. Join us for the celebration on October 12th!

The 5th International Rice Congress will be held on October 15-17 in Singapore and is the biggest gathering of thought leaders, scientists, policymakers, agriculture experts, and technology providers from the world of rice research. SAL will participate in a session on Rice Fortification for Improved Nutrition co-organized by World Food Programme (WFP), Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), DSM, USAID/Food for Peace, PATH, and Sight and Life.

Nutrition is a good investment and the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum, to be held in Nairobi during World Food Day on the 16-17 October 2018, is a platform for bold, fresh, holistic ideas to develop the food value chain and the role that the private sector can play in enhancing nutrition in Africa. The Forum will be hosted by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) together with Royal DSM, SUN Business Network and African Business magazine. Sight and Life will be presenting on OBAASIMA as well as taking part in a panel session. SAL will also be sponsoring the food company Yumi yogurts to attend giving them the opportunity to pitch for capital investment that would enable them to join the OBAASIMA Seal. Learn more: https://www.gainhealth.org/knowledge-centre/event/nutrition-africa-investor-forum/.

The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, to be held in Berlin on 15-18 October, aims to accelerate the translation of innovation to impact to address the world’s most urgent global health and development problems. The meeting is a forum for researchers to share their work, learn about cutting-edge advances in the field and build collaborations with other investigators and organizations. Learn more: https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/conference/global-grand-challenges.html

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. CFS 45 will be held on 15-19 October in Rome. Sight and Life will be hosting a joint side event with the International Livestock Research Institute (sponsored by CIFF and Chatham House) on Private Sector Mechanism: egg business models? on Friday, October 19. The provisional agenda, timetable, and registration for CFS can be found here: http://www.fao.org/cfs/home/plenary/cfs45/en/

The 19th edition of the global event, IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress will be held in Mumbai, India on October 23-27. The theme of the 19th IUFoST is “25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods” and will be chaired by globally eminent and well-known Food Scientist and Technologist, Dr. Vish Prakash. The Elevator Pitch Contest (EPC) session date/time will be at the Business Conclave from 16:00 – 17:00 on October 25th, and the EPC finalist award will be announced on Oct 26th at 15:30. 

NOVEMBER

The 18th Latin American Nutrition Congress hosted by the Latin American Society of Nutrition will be held on November 11-15 in Guadalajara, Mexico. SAL will be in attendance and hosting a session on demand generation! Learn more: https://www.slaninternacional.org/

Nutrition is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals, but the world is not on track to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030. The Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition Conference hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on November 28-30 in Bangkok will focus on how to accelerate progress to end hunger and malnutrition. SAL and World Vision International will co-host a side event on ‘Engagement Modeling for Responsible Food System Development’. Learn more: http://www.ifprifaobangkokconference.org/

Malnutrition in all its forms (undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity) now affects nearly every country in the world, and most are now facing an overlapping ‘double burden’ of malnutrition: undernutrition on the one hand, and overweight and obesity on the other. The International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions, being held on December 10–13 in Vienna, Austria, will strengthen understanding of how to tackle the double burden by sharing recent research findings as well as experiences with the implementation of relevant interventions, programs and policies. SAL will participate in a panel on Bridging the Evidence from Biology to Implementation.