The EAT-Lancet Commission Launch in Addis Ababa

The EAT-Lancet Commission Launch in Addis Ababa

Co-host: AUC/DREA, NEPAD/AUDA, EAT, and the SUN Movement
Venue: The Multipurpose room, The African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 15.00-18.00 (GMT+3)

Nourishing Africa through improved nutrition and sustainable food systems : African launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission Report on Food, Planet, Health

High-level side event during the 32nd Ordinary Summit of the African Union

Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?  

To answer this question, EAT gathered 37 of the planet’s foremost experts who, for the first time ever, propose scientific targets for what constitutes both a healthy diet.

This side event will provide an opportunity for concrete discussions around the findings of the report and translating it into actions on the ground through multi-sector and multi-stakeholder action, working with national and local policy makers, businesses, academics and civil society. NEPAD’s 7 Dakar Principles for Multisectoral Coordination for Effective Delivery on Nutrition can provide a critical framework for how the much needed transformation of food systems could happen in practice.


  • Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO, NEPAD-AUDA
  • Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture
  • Gunhild Stordalen, Executive Chair and Founder, EAT
  • Lindiwe Sibanda Majele, EAT-Lancet Commissioner,
  • Fabrice DeClerck, Bioversity International and Science Director, EAT
  • Gerda Verburg, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator of the SUN Movement
  • Michelle Bowman, Deputy Country Director of Save the Children International, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Hamady Diop, Head of the Program, Natural Resource Governance, Food Security and Nutrition, NEPAD Agency


For more information please contact


Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO

Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa 

Gunhild Stordalen                           

Lindiwe Sibanda Majele                    

Fabrice DeClerck

Gerda Verburg

Michelle Bowman

Hamady Diop