Spotlight on Nutrition: Unlocking Human Potential and Economic Growth
This event is part of the World Bank Group Spring Meetings and is co-sponsored by The U.K. Department for International Development (DfID).
In-Person registration is open through April 3rd. You must take two steps to attend the event in Washington, DC:
- Visit the World Bank / IMF Spring Meetings site and register as a guest.
- Email mmehta2(at)worldbank(dot)org with "Registration: Spotlight on Nutrition" in the subject line.
Or join online. You may watch the event online on April 22nd. No registration necessary.
Nutrition is a key driver of economic development, serving as a foundation for healthy individuals and societies. Investing in nutrition yields permanent and inalienable benefits, with at least a $10 return on investment for every dollar spent. However, malnutrition still affects one in three people globally, including the 156 million children worldwide who are stunted.
As a follow-up to the October 2016 Human Capital Summit, join this event for a panel discussion on the importance of nutrition as an investment to unlock human capital and economic prosperity. This high-level event will serve as another collective step forward to mobilize political commitment and financial resources towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of ending all forms of malnutrition by 2030.
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Priti Patel, Secretary of State, DFID, United Kingdom
Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Singer/Humanitarian, The Princess of Africa Foundation
Julio Hector Estrada, Minister of Finance, Guatemala
Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts
Julie Gichuru, TV Host, Africa Leadership DIalogues