Program

The program for this conference is available via the following link.
Main Scientific Conference Program

Details of Proposed ANEC 8 Pre-conference Workshops/Seminars
Details of Proposed ANEC 8 Post-conference Workshops/Seminars
Special Symposium and Workshops during ANEC 8 Conference
Federation of European Nutrition Sciences (FENS) Symposium
ANECVIII Program
Profile of Speakers
Book of Abstracts


Details of Proposed ANEC 8 Pre-conference Workshops/Seminars

Date: 30th September, 2018

Venue: Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1. FONSE led seminar/workshop
Topic: Nutrition Leadership
Facilitator: FONSE led seminar/workshop
Time: 09h00-
FREE

2. ANS Associated workshop in collaboration with Ms Ojwang
Topic: Setting up and management of a successful dietetic practice: over 16 years of experience, lessons learnt
Facilitator: Ms Alice Ojwang, Nutrition & Dietetic consultant, PhD cnt.
Time: 11h00- 14h30
FREE

3. Development & Promotion of Food Composition Workshop
Toipic: AFROFOODS/INFOODS/QUADRAM Institute Training Workshop on Development & Promotion of Food Composition Tables/Databases in Africa
Facilitator: Professor Henrietta Ene-obong, AFROFOODS Coordinator, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Time: 08h30- 14h30
FREE

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Details of Proposed ANEC 8 Post-conference Workshops/Seminars

Date: 5th October, 2018

Venue: Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1. NS of Britain Sponsored Training Workshop
Topic: Statistical Guide to Nutrition Research (A Hands-on nutritional data)
Facilitator: Rev Dr. Tom Ndanu, Senior Research Fellow, Dept. Comm. & Preventive Dentistry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Ghana
Time: 09h00- 11h30
$20/Participant

2. NS of Britain Sponsored Training Workshop
Topic: Understanding scientific publishing
Facilitator: Prof Philip Calder, Human Development & Health Academic Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
Time: 09h00- 11h30
FREE

3. FONSE led Seminar/Workshop
Topic: Introduction to STATA
Facilitator: FONSE led seminar/workshop
Time: 09h00-
FREE

4. Post- Conference Symposium
Topic: Changing the Narrative: Promoting African Nutrition through Children's Edutainment
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 12h30- 13h30
Facilitator/Speaker: Tambra Raye Stevenson, MPH, Founder/CEO, WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture
Summary of Symposium: As Africa rises, the current food and nutrition landscape is changing with the influence of the standard Western diet. With the recent release of the UN Food Security and Nutrition Report revealing an increase in undernutrition, healthcare costs are projected to balloon especially for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Governments and communities grapple with ways to improve children's nutrition while promoting career opportunities in the food system; children's edutainment offers innovative and creative strategies in influencing behavior change. Also edutainment provides opportunity in changing the narrative in promoting African nutrition and foodways among children to become healthy eaters, readers and global food leaders for a healthy and wealthy Africa.

 


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Special Symposium and Workshops during ANEC 8 Conference

Special key lunch time symposium and side events/workshops during the ANEC 8 meeting Admission is FREE for all these programmes. You are kindly encouraged to attend and participate if you are interested.

1.

Title of symposium: Traditional and Indigenous foods for Healthy diets and Sustainable Food Systems

Date: Monday, 1st October, 2018

Facilitator/Speakers: Dr Namukolo Covic, Dr Gina Kennedy

Summary of symposium: The purpose of the symposium is to gather research on traditional and indigenous food biodiversity and share results and impact of revitalizing these foods to improve dietary intake, Mr Victor Wasike representing the Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project, Beatrice Ekesa, Biodiversity International, Uganda, Bibi Giyose, NEPAD and representative from Food and Nutrition Case Team, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia, Nutrition and sustainability of food systems. This goal is in alignment with the 2017 Ethiopia National Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Strategy which calls for the identification and promotion of locally available underutilized and nutrient dense foods, including proper management of wild fruits.

2.

Title of symposium: National Information Platforms to strengthen Nutrition Policy and Programme decisions

Date: Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018

Facilitator/Speakers: Perrine Geniez, Youssouf Keita , Solomon Eshetu, Dr Aboubacar Mahamadou and Balarabe Issiak Mahame

Summary of symposium: The National Information Platform for Nutrition initiative (NIPN) Initiative uses a simple conceptual framework which depicts a cyclic process: the policy questions for analysis are posed by an advisory committee based on governments’ priorities and needs. The findings will aim to inform policy makers and program planners and may contribute to the formulation of new questions for analysis. In the workshop, three countries (i.e. Mali, Niger and Ethiopia) and a global organization ensuring technical assistance to these initiatives will present their lessons learned. Few platforms are yet fully operational but important lessons have been drawn on the process of setting up these platforms as well as on the findings and potential contribution to improved policy decisions. These important lessons contribute to the knowledge of other countries.

3.

Title of symposium: Improved access to nutritious complementary food in Ethiopia by developing appropriate business model for local production with recommendations on how to make a viable and sustainable model

Date: Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018

Facilitator/Speakers: Staff of GAIN and UNICEF led by Ton Haverkort (Country director, GAIN, Ethiopia)

Summary of symposium: The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) piloted the Community-Based Complementary Food (CBCF) project titled ‘improved access to nutritious complementary food in Ethiopia by developing appropriate business model for local production with recommendations on how to make a viable and sustainable model’ from February 2015 to September 2017 with funding from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and additional financial contribution from GAIN. The main objective of the project was to improve Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices by increasing the consumption of quality locally produced complementary food by children. More so, this project also aimed to generate income for livelihoods of women’s groups that are organized as small business enterprises and produce and market CBCF.

4.

Title of symposium: Developing an integrated framework of the drivers of food choice in Africa

Date: Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018

Facilitator/Speakers: Dr Hibbah Osei-Kwasi, Prof Michelle Holdsworth, Prof Francis Bruno Zotor, Dr Amos Laar, Dr Richmond Aryeetey & Dr Robert Akparibo

Summary of symposium: Africa is currently experiencing rapid change, partly driven by increasing migration of individuals to cities. Dietary habits are also changing, with increasing consumption of unhealthy foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. Such changes have resulted in increasing levels of obesity in cities, particularly for women. Policy responses have been limited in success so far, and are mostly influenced by insights from higher income countries, which is not always relevant to African cities. Understanding of the factors that drive food consumption in Africa is limited, particularly the role that social environments play (e.g. family or peer groups) and the neighbourhoods that individuals live in (e.g. access to fast food outlets). This symposium aims to increase our understanding of the drivers of dietary behaviour in Urban Africa to inform the development of interventions and future research.

5.

Title of symposium: Advocacy for scaling up bio-fortified crops for improved micronutrient status in Africa: Successes, Challenges and Lessons

Date: Thursday, 4th October, 2018

Facilitator/Speakers: Dr Rose Omari, Prof Julia Tagwireyi, Dr Laila Lokosang & Prof Francis Zotor

Summary of symposium: Bio-fortification is an approach used to combat micronutrient deficiency in Africa. Through advocacy, awareness has been created on bio fortification among governments, investors, development partners, farmers and consumers. Through a plethora of projects, partnerships were formed to advocate for policy changes, and increased investments in research, production and utilization of bio-fortified crops. The projects have been appraised and it is important to share success stories, challenges and lessons for improvement of similar future projects to achieve substantial impacts

6.

Title of symposium: VALORISING AFRICAN RAW MATERIALS FOR MODERN AFRICAN CONSUMERS

Date: Thursday 4th October, 2018

Moderator / Speaker: Dr Habiba Hassan-Wassef and Mr Isaac Elimbi Ebele (Application Group Manager, Nestlé R&D Abidjan)

Summary of symposium: There are several motivations for including more traditional African ingredients in manufactured food and beverage products. These can include a perceived desire for increased authenticity and “localness”; perceived health or taste benefits; a need to increase local sourcing so as to reduce imports and many more. However, for the manufacturer, the road to increasing traditional ingredients can present significant challenges. Notwithstanding, through intensive collaboration with suppliers may well be necessary before factors such as nutritional and organoleptic delivery, price, reliable availability, safety and quality; and performance under industrial conditions, amongst others are addressed satisfactorily. Nestlé does this with a network of R&D, consumer insight and agricultural extension experts on the African continent and beyond.

 

Federation of European Nutrition Sciences (FENS) Symposium

Date: 2nd October, 2018

Time: 11h45- 13h20

1. Speaker: Prof Dr. Heiner Boeing, FENS President, German Institute of Human Nutrition , Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Germany

Topic: Generating evidence for diet-disease relationships and their further use in FBDGs

2. Speaker: Prof Carl Lachat, Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, Gent-Belgium

Topic: Standards of reporting about epidemiological studies and its secondary data use

3. Speaker: Prof Jaques Delarue,Département de Nutrition,Faculté de Médecine/Université de Brest,Brest

Topic: Fatty acids, a role for Africa?


ANECVIII Program

ANEC VIII Scientific Program (MS Excel)

Poster Presentation Schedule (PDF)

 

Speakers, Profile and Abstracts

Profile and Abstracts of Speakers (PDF)

Book of Abstracts

Book of Abstracts (PDF)

















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Federation of European Nutrition Sciences (FENS) Symposium

Date: 2nd October, 2018

Time: 11h45- 13h20

1. Speaker: Prof Dr. Heiner Boeing, FENS President, German Institute of Human Nutrition , Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Germany

Topic: Generating evidence for diet-disease relationships and their further use in FBDGs

2. Speaker: Prof Carl Lachat, Department of Food Technology, Safety and Health, Gent-Belgium

Topic: Standards of reporting about epidemiological studies and its secondary data use

3. Speaker: Prof Jaques Delarue,Département de Nutrition,Faculté de Médecine/Université de Brest,Brest

Topic: Fatty acids, a role for Africa?