Stuart Gillespie
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Stuart Gillespie, a senior research fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute, is currently CEO of the Transform Nutrition Research Program Consortium—a six-partner consortium that seeks to transform thinking and action on “the neglected crisis of undernutrition” in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia— and Research Director of the LANSA consortium (Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia). Previously he led the TANDI project (Tackling the Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India), coordinated the Agriculture and Health Research Platform (AHRP), and co-founded and managed the Regional Network on AIDS, Livelihoods and Food Security (RENEWAL), based in eastern and southern Africa. Before joining IFPRI in 1999, he worked with various international agencies, bilateral agencies, and nongovernmental organizations on nutrition policy analysis, information systems development, and monitoring and evaluation.

Transforming political will into action for nutrition

Fighting malnutrition requires proactively building political will for effective action—a new core challenge for the nutrition community, according to IFPRI.