Ashoka to Host “Nutrients for All” Event

Ashoka, an organization of social entrepreneurs, is hosting an invitation-only Globalizer Summit on June 3 & 4, 2013, in Frankfurt in partnership with KfW Development Bank, the Lemelson Foundation, CSCP, GIZ, and Forum.

The Globalizer Summit will share the vision of Nutrients for All: Vitality for People and the Planet and showcase the social innovators, businesses, and international organizations who are leading this movement from every corner of the world.

The vision stems from the growing understanding that nutrients are the connecting thread between our health and vitality, the food we eat, and the environment from which food comes: the connecting thread between stunted babies and the inability to learn in poor countries, the obesity epidemic in rich countries, and soil degradation almost everywhere.

The conference will feature:

  • Leading social entrepreneurs—Ashoka Fellows—from around the world showcasing their innovations.
  • Partner organizations, companies and experts—such as the Global Alliance for Nutrition, DSM, the author Hans Biesalski, and Professor Buddy Ratner—that are joining with Ashoka to catalyze the Nutrients for All Movement.
  • Disruptive methods for measuring nutrients and nourishment.
  • Prospective field trials—with mothers/infants, primary school children, employer / employees, and small farmers—to document the benefits of full nutrition strategies.

To add to the momentum for a Full Nourishment Economy, Ashoka Changemakers launched a global competition in April to identify innovative solutions and make cross-sector collaborations viable and attractive.

To date, two Early Entry Prize winners have been identified: Urban Farming Reimagined: Creating Large-Scale Distribution Opportunities for Micro-Sized Farms and Closing the Loop, Transforming the Poop. Close of entry is June 19, 2013.

Photo courtesy: Ashoka Changemakers

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