determinants of undernutrition and child mortality in developing countries, the linkages between inequality, growth, and well-being, and the causes and consequences of gender inequality in developing countries.

PETER McCORNICK is the Director of Water Policy at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute. In this capacity he focuses on critical water resources management issues, with on-going activities in North East Africa, South East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and the US. He has approximately three decades of experience in addressing the challenges in the water resources, agriculture and environment sectors, that has included research, policy development, planning, implementation, teaching and capacity building. Prior to joining Duke in 2008, Dr. McCornick was the Director for Asia for the International Water Management Institute. Previously he was assigned as water resources and irrigation specialist to the water and coastal resources team of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition, he has advised and provided input to a number of other bilateral, multi-lateral and private entities including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organization, the State Department and the United States. He has a PhD and MS in water resources and irrigation engineering from Colorado State University, and a BSc in agricultural engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. He is a registered Civil Engineer in Colorado, and a member of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE).

LYNNETTE NEUFELD is a technical expert in international nutrition and has 25 years of experience researching diverse nutritional and health-related issues that affect the world’s most vulnerable populations. As Chief Technical Advisor at the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), Dr. Neufeld helps maintain the integrity of the organization’s programs by providing technical support to ensure up-to-date evidence-based design and strong monitoring for program improvement. She also contributes to the generation of new evidence by active maintenance of a research portfolio related to many aspects of nutrition and micronutrients, using diverse methodologies from surveys and other observational methods to randomized controlled trials and rigorous program effectiveness evaluations. Her areas of expertise include: nutritional factors affecting fetal and early childhood growth and development, causes, consequences and strategies to control anaemia and micronutrient malnutrition during pregnancy and early childhood and women’s nutritional status during pregnancy. Dr. Neufeld received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. in International Nutrition from the Cornell University.

ADELHEID ONYANGO is a technical officer in the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. Dr. Onyango is a key member of team that developed the WHO child growth standards and associated application tools. Her functions include planning and managerial oversight for global and regional level capacity building for the implementation of growth standards; country-level advocacy for appropriate policies and technical support for integration of the WHO growth assessment tools into national child health programs and the establishment/maintenance of nutrition surveillance systems. Dr. Onyango holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Nutrition, both from McGill University, Canada.



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