The mission

The mission of the NWGN is to ensure Dutch stakeholders include nutrition in their policies and programs targeting the SDGs.

We promote the inclusion of nutrition specific as well as nutrition sensitive approaches in evidence-informed development policies and strategies of Dutch stakeholders, taking into account the complexity of malnutrition in all its forms. We believe that improving nutrition contributes to the achievement of all SDGs in a direct or indirect way, while vice versa the achievement of many of the SDGs contributes to improving nutrition.

Knowledge and information exchange
We make information accessible to increase the quality of individual and joint activities and to learn from each other.
Formulate and publicize joint views and positions
We influence and inform policies and programs of stakeholder groups, including governments, businesses, knowledge institutes and NGOs.
Strengthen nutrition related efforts
We stimulate collaboration between government, civil society, knowledge institutes and private sector.
Provide technical advice to (non-) members
We provide technical advice to support evidence-informed policies and programs of our members including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Focal point within the Netherlands for nutrition security
We aim to be a focal point in the Netherlands for nutrition security in low- and middle-income settings.
Our vision

Improving nutrition

contributes to productivity,

economic development, and

poverty reduction

It leads to better physical work capacity, cognitive development, school performance, and  reduces disease and mortality.

Improving nutrition represents

both a maker and a marker

of sustainable development

We believe that improving nutrition contributes to the achievement of all SDGs in a direct or indirect way, while vice versa the achievement of many of the SDGs contributes to improving nutrition.

Improving nutrition is a

complex problem that requires

multi-sectoral collaboration

and context-specific solutions

Undernutrition, overweight and obesity are found side-by-side within countries and even within households. We therefore believe that malnutrition needs to be addressed by a comprehensive and coherent approach which equires collaboration between knowledge institutes, civil society organisations, governments and the private sector: e.g. household food security, food quality and healthy diets, safe drinking water and sanitation, education, communication, caring practices and quality of health services, etc.

The platform

Our member organisations

The NWGN is a platform of civil society organizations, knowledge institutes, the private sector and the government, based in the Netherlands and working in the field of international nutrition.

The NWGN member organizations each select one or two representatives who participate in the NWGN executive committee.

Our management team

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