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« We have set new targets of improving the access of 1.5 billion people to nutritionally enhanced foods and improving the access of 25 million people to healthier diets - measured by a diet diversity metric we have developed and had independently validated. »

Lawrence Haddad

As GAIN’s Executive Director (and former Chair of Action Track 1 of the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit and co-convener of the 2020 Standing Together for Nutrition), I am sincerely committed to working meaningfully and inclusively with all stakeholders, to the benefit of all people everywhere, especially the most vulnerable among them, seizing the momentum to ensure we do transform our food systems to improve access to affordable nutritious safe food around the world.

My work at GAIN is focused on mobilising sustained political commitment for healthier diets, advocating and raising awareness about malnutrition, inciting bold action towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2, and securing a seat at the table in relevant global and regional fora to bring the voice of the most vulnerable among us. 

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