Nutrition Research Steering Committee

To enhance the quality of research protocols and outputs, as well as maximise the impact of the research on policy and practice, REFANI convened a multi-stakeholder Nutrition Research Steering Committee (NRSC) comprised of a cadre of external experts throughout key points of the project. The NRSC provided: technical guidance on project design; ethical guidance and validation; quality assurance through peer-review of research protocols, outputs and publications; and identification of opportunities and strategies for maximising research uptake. Members of the NRSC included representatives from key donor institutions, international humanitarian organizations, universities and more.

NRSC Members:

  1. Aga Khan University and SickKids Centre for Global Child Health: Zulfiqar Bhutta
  2. Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP): Isabelle Pelly
  3. Department for Global Health and Development at the University of Tampere and Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science of the University of Copenhagen: André Briend
  4. EpiCentre: Rebecca Grais
  5. European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO): Sophie-Marie Whitney
  6. Feinstein International Center at Tufts University: Nisar Majid
  7. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Sheila Isanaka
  8. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): Nathalie Bonvin
  9. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin: Erin Lentz 
  10. Overseas Development Institute/Humanitarian Policy Group (ODI/HPG): Wendy Fenton
  11. United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID): Abigail Perry
  12. United States Agency for International Development/ the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA): Erin Boyd
  13. World Food Programme (WFP):  Antoine Renard


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