Scaling Up Nutrition: Calling All Champions

In anticipation of the upcoming G8 summit at Camp David, a coalition of international NGO and civil society organizations is leading a high-level briefing on nutrition on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 17th in an effort to mobilize greater global action on nutrition.

This event, titled Scaling Up Nutrition: Calling All Champions, will:

  • Showcase U.S. and global efforts to scale up nutrition;
  • Highlight developing country-led progress, and;
  • Call for strong commitments to improve nutrition, particularly for women and children in the critical 1,000 day window from pregnancy to a child’s 2nd birthday.

Confirmed speakers

  • Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Senate, Assistant Majority Leader and Senate Hunger Caucus Co-Chair
  • Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the U.S. National Security Council
  • The Honorable Rajiv Shah, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Lead Group Member
  • The Honorable Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme and SUN Lead Group Member
  • The Honorable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, Government of Canada and SUN Lead Group Member
  • H.E. Ambassador Michael Collins, Irish Ambassador to the United States
  • Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, Vice President, Human Development Network, World Bank and SUN Lead Group Member
  • Patrick Fine, Vice President, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Bibi Giyose, Food and Nutrition Advisor, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)
  • Ambassador Tony P. Hall, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger
  • Congressman Jim McGovern, U.S. House of Representatives, Hunger Caucus Co-Chair

For more information, please contact Jennifer Rigg at

Honorary Host Committee

Hosted By

  • Alliance to End Hunger
  • Bread for the World
  • Care
  • childfund
  • Helen Keller International
  • Thousand Days
  • Save the Children
  • World Food Program USA
  • World VIsion