About us

The whole day will be webcast live from 8.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday 8 June 2013 on this website.

We are using the Twitter hashtag #nutrition4growth. Please use this in your Tweets relating to the issue and the event over the next week.

For further stories, photos, case studies and films visit the DFID Storify page:

For a media accreditation form please email Deadline for applications is 17.00 (BST) Tuesday 4 June.

The co-hosts

The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation bringing the best business and private sector acumen together with development expertise to bring about demonstrable improvement in the lives of children in developing countries, through large-scale, effective investment. CIFF works from the principle that every child should be able to thrive and mature into adulthood in a safe and supportive environment.

The Department for International Development (DFID)leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

The Brazilian Government is pleased to co-host Nutrition for Growth to raise global ambition to eliminate undernutrition. The rights to food, education and health are central to Brazil's own experience with the fight against hunger.  We will support other countries to scale up nutrition programmes building on our experience of tackling undernutrition through public policies, working across government and reaching the very poorest. At the Rio Olympics in 2016 we will meet again and track how far we have come.

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