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2017 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition
June 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GCNF is proud to present the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition to Dr. Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Adesina’s extraordinary contributions in advancing agricultural development to provide a sustainable source of nutritious foods for school nutrition programs.
Dr. Adesina was elected as the President of the African Development Bank Group in 2015. Dr. Adesina’s lifelong work to advance agricultural development has contributed significantly to food security, particularly in Africa. A champion of nutrition, Dr. Adesina co-hosted the first official meeting of the African Leaders for Nutrition in 2016, and serves on the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.