Meera Shekar

Meera Shekar

Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank

Meera Shekar is Global Lead for nutrition with the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice, managing key partnerships and firmly positioning nutrition within the World Bank’s new initiative on Human Capital. She steered the repositioning of the nutrition agenda that led to the new global Scaling-up Nutrition (SUN) movement and was a founding member of the Catalytic Financing Facility for Nutrition that evolved into the Power of Nutrition.

She is Chair of the SUN executive committee and has been one of the principals for the aid-architecture for nutrition within the G8 and G20 agenda-setting process. She led the development of the first global Investment Framework for Nutrition and co-leads (with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) the Nutrition Financing working group for the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) summit to be hosted by Japan in 2020.

She has a PhD in international nutrition, epidemiology, and population studies from Cornell University, has consulted and published extensively, and is on various advisory boards and panels, including the Essential Living Standards index (forthcoming), Legatum Institute, UK; and the advisory group at Gates Ventures.

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