About the Micronutrient Forum

Founded in 2006, the Micronutrient Forum has been an active convener and technical resource focused on micronutrients within the larger nutrition and global development community.

Having held four successful global conferences with thousands of attendees from across the globe and conducted several successful consultations to create and disseminate evidence-based knowledge and promote the scale-up of impactful micronutrient programs, the Forum is well known for its technical expertise, impartiality, and ability to facilitate challenging conversations.

The Micronutrient Forum has a reputation as a trusted intermediary by bringing diverse groups together, providing technical depth on a range of micronutrients, and catalyzing challenging but necessary conversations. As the only micronutrient focused convening organization with a global and multi-sectoral reach that works across the range of vitamins and minerals, the Forum is uniquely positioned as the go-to resource for micronutrient related dialogue and evidence synthesis.

The now legally constituted Micronutrient Forum has many innovative plans for the future and, is excited to share the Strategic plan for 2019-2021. The Micronutrient Forum is committed to making demonstrable progress, in collaboration with many other thoughtful and dedicated organizations, towards meaningful improvements in the lives of vulnerable populations.

Vision: A world where all people have optimal micronutrient status for health and well-being.

Mission: To promote dialogue and collective action on vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients across multiple sectors by bridging nutrition science, policy, programs, and responsible business practices for health and well-being.

Strategy Statement: To facilitate and coordinate dialogue and collective action to ensure efforts to support micronutrient health are evidence-based, comprehensive, cost-efficient, and effective.

Micronutrient Forum International Board of Directors

Chair

Howarth Bouis
HarvestPlus
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
United States of America

Past Chair

Lynnette Neufeld
Director of Monitoring
Learning and Research
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Switzerland

Directors

Clayton Ajello
Senior Advisor
Vitamin Angels Alliance
United States of America

Maria Andrade
Country Manager
International Potato Center
Mozambique

Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Department of Nutrition University of California, Davis
United States of America
Klaus Kraemer
Managing Director
Sight and Life Foundation
Switzerland
Katharine Kreis
Director of Strategic Initiatives for International Development PATH
United States of America
Roland Kupka
Senior Advisor, Nutrition Section UNICEF
United States of AmericaJay Solomon
CFO (Retired) Cascadian Farm, Inc.
United States of America
Emorn Udomkesmalee
Senior Advisor
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University
Nakhon Pathom
Thailand
Jay Solomon
CFO (Retired)
Cascadian Farm, Inc.
United States of America

Micronutrient Forum Scientific Advisory Committee

Chair

Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
United States of America

Committee Members

Lindsay Allen
Center Director
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
United States of America

Maria Elena Jefferds
Team Lead, IMMPaCt
Nutrition Branch
Division of Nutrition
Physical Activity, and Obesity
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Klaus Kraemer
Managing Director
Sight and Life Foundation,
Switzerland
Katharine Kreis
Director of Strategic Initiatives for International Development
PATH
United States of America
Roland Kupka
Senior Advisor
Nutrition Section
UNICEF
United States of America
Lynnette Neufeld
Director of Monitoring, Learning and Research
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Switzerland
Daniel Raiten
Program Director
Nutrition Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States of America

5th Global Conference 2020 Conference Committee

Chair

Klaus Kraemer
Managing Director
Sight and Life Foundation
Switerland

Committee Members

Lindsay Allen
Center Director
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
United State of America
Kenneth H. Brown
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis
United States of America
Maria Elena Jefferds
Team Lead, IMMPaCt
Nutrition Branch
Division of Nutrition,
Physical Activity, and Obesity
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Daniel Raiten
Program Director
Nutrition Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States of America
Emorn Udomkesmalee
Senior Advisor
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University
Thailand
Saskia Osendarp
Executive Director
Micronutrient Forum
United States of America

5th Global Conference 2020 Local Organizing Committee

Chair

Emorn Udomkesmalee
Senior Advisor
Nutrition Institute
Mahidol University
Thailans

Committee Members

Howarth Bouis
HarvestPlus
International Food Policy Research Institute
United States of America

Rina Agustina
Head of Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRC)
Indonesian Medical Education and Research Institute (IMERI)
Faculty of Medicine Universitas
Indonesia

Technical Experts

Pattanee Winichagoon
Co-Chair
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University
Thailand

Ladda Mo-suwant
Local Co-Host
Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT)
Thailand

Tippawan Pongcharoen
Assistant Secretary General
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University
Thailand

Logistics/Coordination

Somsri Charoenkiatkul
Co-chair
Nutrition Association of Thailand (NAT)
Thailand

Anadi Nitithamyoung
Local Co-host
Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand
(FoSTAT)
Thailand
Nipa Rojroongwasinkul
Secretary General
Institute of Nutrition
Mahidol University Thailand
Thananyapond Arayanimitsakul
Assistant Secretary General
Thailand

Micronutrient Forum Secretariat

Executive Director

Saskia Osendarp

Communications Consultant

Jane Badham

Global Conference Manager

Susanne Ure

Advisor

Reed Atkin