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Session Recordings

Check out highlights from the 2020 GCNForum Virtual Conference sessions below.

Welcome Remarks from GCNF

Aired Monday, October 26, 2020

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Ronald Kleinman, President, Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF)
  • Arlene Mitchell, Executive Director, Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF)
  • Ryan Kennedy, Program Officer, Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF)

Introduction to a Virtual Forum

Aired Monday, October 26, 2020

Hosted by Ryan Kennedy, Program Officer, GCNF

Tips and tricks for how to access live sessions, connect with participants, visit Virtual MarketPlace Booths and more.

Forum Communique Process and 2019 Review

Aired Monday, October 26, 2020

In this session, hosted by Nadia Goodman, Communique Coordinator, learn about how the Forum Communique is developed and ways participants can use this important advocacy tool to support school meal programs.

View the 2019 Communique here.

View the 2020 Communique here.

Panel: New Challenges and Opportunities in Ensuring Access to Nutrition

Aired Tuesday, October 27, 2020

In this session, panelists discussed challenges that have newly emerged in light of the pandemic as well as those that have been exacerbated by the crisis. Presentations highlighted what we are learning about how to respond to these issues from early global experiences and where opportunities exist to recover and improve into the future.

Speakers include:

  • Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Yannick Foing, Global Director – Nutrition Improvement, DSM
  • Miriam Shindler, Programme Lead, Better Diets for Children, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Dr. Fatima Hachem, Nutrition Education and Consumer Awareness Team Leader, Nutrition and Food Systems Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Panel: School Feeding as a Tool to Fight Hunger
(When Schools are Closed)

Aired Tuesday, November 3, 2020

In this session, panelists highlight how the COVID-19 Pandemic has had an impact on global hunger and how, after 10 months of the Pandemic, school meal programs have been able to serve as a tool to fight against global hunger, both in the short-term and in looking to recovery in the future.

Moderated by Boitshepo “Bibi” Giyose, Senior Food and Nutrition Security Adviser, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

Panelists included:

  • Carmen Burbano, Director of School Based Programmes, World Food Programme
  • Rafael Fabrega, Director – Food for Development, Tetra Laval
  • Cindy Long, Deputy Administrator, Child Nutrition Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Karine Santos, General Coordinator for the National School Feeding Programme, Brazilian National Fund for Education Development

About the Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM)

Aired Thursday, November 5, 2020

In this session, hear from Dr. Christiani Buani, Head of Operations of the UN World Food Programme’s Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM).

 

A regional hub for exchanges, partnership building and South-South Cooperation, the Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM) is the result of a partnership between the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support African countries in their national efforts to develop and implement sustainable policies and programmes to achieve Zero Hunger (SDG2) and combat all forms of malnutrition in line with the 2030 Agenda.

Learn more about CERFAM.

Partnership to Meet the Nutritional Needs of Children

Aired Thursday, November 5, 2020

This special event brings together The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) on the necessity of ending child hunger and malnutrition to achieve shared prosperity and stability for all nations. Protecting children throughout their school-age years is critical to making progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger by 2030. Food banks’ distinctive model is ideally suited to help in the fight against child hunger. The local, multisector approach of food banks fills the gaps and extends the impact of government social safety net programs, which are the first line of defense. In this session, we will explore findings from GFN’s new report Healthy Nations Start with Healthy Children, discuss the importance of partnerships for school feeding programs, and learn about one food bank network’s breakfast program.

 

Panel: Return to School: What Changes are Needed to Deliver School Nutrition Safely When Schools Open

Aired Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Through this session, panelists share their experiences in the global process of reopening schools amidst the pandemic, the impact of school closures and its effects on food and nutrition of school children. and what we are learning about the role that programs like school meals can play in mitigating challenges now and into the future.

Moderated by Ms. Mamta Gurung Nyangmi, Asia Pacific Program Coordinator, Global Child Nutrition Foundation

  • Mr. Vijay Bhaskar, Director MDM and NAT, Ministry of Education, Government of India
  • Dr. Donald Bundy, Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Ms. Deepika Sharma, Nutrition Specialist, Nutrition of School-age Children and Adolescents, Nutrition Section, UNICEF
  • Ms. Cornelia Sage, Chief of Party School Feeding, Catholic Relief Services, Laos

Keynote Address: David Beasley, WFP Executive Director

Aired Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme presents a keynote address to the 22nd Annual Global Child Nutrition Forum.

Updates from the Breakfast Club of Canada

Aired Wednesday, November 11, 2020

News and Developments from the hosts of the 2017 Global Child Nutrition Forum. Read a summary of the session at this link.

Moderated by: Jackie Choquette, Vice President, Crestview Strategy

Featured Speakers:

  • The Honourable Maria-Claude Bibeau, Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada
  • The Honourable Jean-François Roberge, Minister, Ministry of Education, Quebec, Canada
  • Arlene Mitchell, Executive Director, Global Child Nutrition Foundation
  • Judith Barry, Co-Founder and Director, Impact & Sustainable Solutions, Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Daniel Germain, Founding President, C.M., C.Q., M.S.M., Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Byron Beardy, Program Manager, Kimeechiminan, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
  • Celina Stoyles, Executive Director, Kids Eat Smart Foundation, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Catherine Parsonage, Executive Director and CEO, Toronto Foundation for Student Success [TFSS], Ontario

Mises à jour du Breakfast Club of Canada (traduction en français)

Aired Wednesday, November 11, 2020

News and Developments from the hosts of the 2017 Global Child Nutrition Forum

Moderated by: Jackie Choquette, Vice President, Crestview Strategy

Featured Speakers:

  • The Honourable Maria-Claude Bibeau, Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada
  • The Honourable Jean-François Roberge, Minister, Ministry of Education, Quebec, Canada
  • Arlene Mitchell, Executive Director, Global Child Nutrition Foundation
  • Judith Barry, Co-Founder and Director, Impact & Sustainable Solutions, Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Daniel Germain, Founding President, C.M., C.Q., M.S.M., Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Byron Beardy, Program Manager, Kimeechiminan, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
  • Celina Stoyles, Executive Director, Kids Eat Smart Foundation, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Catherine Parsonage, Executive Director and CEO, Toronto Foundation for Student Success [TFSS], Ontario

Closing Ceremony (EN)

Aired Thursday, November 12, 2020

Formal Reading of the 2020 Global Child Nutrition Forum Communique and a closing address to participants.

View the 2020 Communique here.

Cérémonie de clôture (traduction en français)

Aired Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lecture officielle du communiqué du Forum mondial sur la nutrition des enfants 2020 et discours de clôture aux participants.

Ceremonia de clausura (Traducción en español)

Aired Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lectura formal del Comunicado del Foro Mundial sobre la Nutrición Infantil de 2020 y discurso de clausura a los participantes.