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GAIN boss recieves 2010 Driver of Change Award

GEORGE OKORE 01/07/2011 @ 10:27am Fifteen years experience as a journalist

The chairman of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Mr.  Jay Naidoo has received the 2010 “Drivers of Change” Award.

Organized by Southern Africa Trust, in partnership with Mail and Guardian newspaper . The Drivers of Change awards recognize outstanding organizations or individuals across southern Africa who are innovative in their efforts to eradicate poverty and which prioritize sustainability and partnerships towards this goal. The 2010 award is recognition of Jay Naidoo’s work with GAIN to end malnutrition across the world.

The Drivers of Change Judges said: “We applaud Jay Naidoo for making a significant impact towards overcoming poverty and stimulating economic growth. He has worked closely with poor communities and always affirms that his most important insights came directly from people facing the daily challenges of poverty. Jay Naidoo is a driver of change for driving socio-economic development not only in South Africa but in the whole southern Africa region and beyond. He represents a unique way of being a political leader in partnership with others”.

GAIN is a foundation that mobilizes public-private partnerships and provides financial and technical support to deliver nutritious foods to those people most at risk of malnutrition. The organization is delivering improved nutrition to an estimated 273 million people, half of whom are women and children, in more than 25 countries, including South Africa. Through his role as Chairperson of GAIN, Jay has made a significant impact on overcoming poverty and stimulating economic development.

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