Podcast Episode 3: “The Private Sector Puzzle” with Lawrence Haddad

Source: GAIN

Can we really rid the world of hunger and malnutrition in under a decade? The Nourishing Millions podcast series, undertaken in partnership with the University of Michigan School of Public Health, features the latest groundbreaking thinking about nutrition from top policymakers, researchers, and practitioners. Together, the episodes tell the story of how small and large movements—and everyday people—can help us achieve a food- and nutrition-secure world.

In this week’s episode, we talk with Lawrence Haddad, the executive director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), who discusses the role of public-private partnerships in ending malnutrition. Dr. Haddad emphasizes the unique position of businesses, who can help ensure the sustainability and scalability of an intervention, to help address global hunger and malnutrition. At the same time, he addresses the elephant in the room, mainly transparency and accountability. What is GAIN’s strategy for companies that “do good” and companies that “do bad” in the area of nutrition? How does it undertake due diligence to ensure that its partnering businesses are invested and committed to improving nutrition? How does GAIN build trust within communities? Tune in to hear these insights and more on the largely-untapped role of the private sector in improving nutrition around the world.

Listen to the episode on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Previous episodes of the podcast series are also available:

Episode 1. "Grasshopper a la Mode" with Jacob Anankware: SoundCloud or iTunes.

Episode 2. "From the Farm to the Schoolhouse" with Catherine Bertini: Soundcloud or iTunes

Blog Post by: Nosheen Hayat and Hollie Kicinski

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