The 8th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VIII 2018)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

October 1, 2018 – October 5, 2018

The 8th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference

(ANEC VIII Conference Registration in Progress)

The Africa Nutrition Conference (formerly, Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference [ANEC]) is the leading regional nutrition conference in Africa held biennially in various parts of the continent. ANEC provides a forum for nutrition scientists, public health professionals, academics, students and field-based workers in Africa and the rest of the world to meet regularly to share their research findings and best practices and to build capacity to address nutritional challenges in Africa (the Africa Nutrition Agenda).

Additionally, ANEC has sought to build professional networks and partnerships to support nutrition programmes and projects in Africa. In 2008, it became necessary to have an oversight nutrition body with a registered status to oversee the activities of ANEC events. To this end the African Nutrition Society (ANS) was registered as a scientific professional body and initiated as a unified continental nutrition profession of individual members, to provide a continental professional scientific forum, promote training, research and capacity building in nutrition and contribute to workforce development to meet Africa’s nutrition and health policy agenda.

The ANS’ ultimate goal is to provide a home for nutritional scientists and other allied professionals, and contribute to programmes and projects aimed at improving nutrition in Africa and reducing the burden of disease. Through our efforts it is our hope the ANEC events will create a forum that will foster an atmosphere to promote collegiality and bring together individuals across Africa and other parts of the world to work together towards building and promoting the nutrition profession and practice in Africa. In 2018, The Ethiopian Nutrition Society, FONSE, will play host to our 8th ANEC Conference in Addis, Ethiopia, from October 1 – 5th, 2018

Conference Theme: “Multi-stakeholder nutrition actions in Africa: translating evidence into policies, and programmes for impact”

Conference sub-themes:
1.    Effective multi-sectoral actions in nutrition: best practices
2.    Multi-sectoral actions and biofortification in Africa
3.    Joint actions on maternal, infant and young childfeeding – nutrition during the 1st 1000 days, and beyond
4.    Scaling up Nutrition (SUN): effective actions and best practices
5.    Food systems, food safety and value chain: policies, legislations and actions
6.    Nutrition-related NCDs, and benchmarking of food environment
7.    Partnership for food security, safety and sustainability in Africa
8.    Role of food industries, and biofortification in addressing malnutrition in Africa
9.    Nutrition policies, politics, and nutrition governance in Africa
10.    Double-duty actions for nutrition in Africa

Important Dates

Registration Opens: June 1, 2018 (Registration is Ongoing)
Conference Starts: October 1, 2018
Conference Ends: October 5, 2018

Registration is in progress
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