NGO case study, approximately 1000 words. More details available in attachment.( picture)Hello. Here are some extra files related to the project. Also please dont copy the exemplar as it is just an example. Thanks in advancequestion 1 resource Issues Gr. 12
“Our vision is a world free from hidden hunger”
Our Mission
Our mission is to provide access to the proper vitamins and minerals for the world’s
vulnerable population, in particular women and children. These micronutrients are
critical so the body can grow and the individual can thrive in society (Micronutrient
Initiative, 2015).
Micronutrient deficiencies affect more than 2 billion people globally. Micronutrient
Initiative works to provide unique, affordable and sustainable access to these
nutrients to help communities. We bring together experts in nutrition, education and
resource management to help combat hidden hunger in collaboration with others
(Micronutrient Initiative, 2015).
Our Origins and History
We were established in 1992 in Ottawa, Canada as a project in the International
Development Research Centre. The goal to alleviate world micronutrient
deficiencies was born out of the World Summit for Children in 1990. Before
2000, a committee composed of staff from the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA), the International Development
Research Centre, UNICEF, the World Bank and USAID ran the initiative. In
2000, the Micronutrient Initiative became an independent not-for-profit
organization. Joel Spicer is currently the president (Micronutrient Initiative,
Our Organizational Structure
Our organization currently employs staff scientists, nutritionists, policy
makers and international development specialists. The headquarters are
currently located in Ottawa, Canada where the organization was founded
but also has offices in countries around the world including Ethiopia, Kenya,
Nigeria, Senegal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal and
Pakistan. There is the president Joel Spicer, an Executive Management
Committee, Board of Directors, Regional Staff and Technical Experts
(Micronutrient Initiative, 2015).
Micronutrient Initiative partners with governments, health agencies,
multilateral organizations, NGOs, academia and the private sector to help
provide access to the essential micronutrients for disadvantaged
populations globally. We feel that ensuring the proper nutrition to the world’s
population cannot be solved by one organization alone and it is best to
share ideas, expertise and work together for the best solutions. Therefore,
we have strong partnerships with multilateral organizations, including the
World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Health Organization
(Micronutrient Initiative, 2015).
Finances and Sources of Support
Our work is supported by the
Government of Canada by Global Affairs
Canada and by other generous donations.
In particular we are partnered with:
World Health Organization
World Food Programme
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The World Bank
Asian Development Bank
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Helen Keller International
Sight and Life
Project Healthy Children
Inter-American Development Bank
International Centre for Diarrheal Disease
Research in Bangladesh
The Izumi Foundation
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child
Health (PMNCH)
(Micronutrient Initiative, 2015)
Our Themes and Programs
Themes: Although we are labeled as a micronutrient program, the initiative
aims to have a global impact to eradicate world malnutrition and help
improve child survival rates. In particular our aims are:
Child Survival
Child Health, Growth and Development
Woman’s and Newborn Survival and Health
Global Impact
Programs: Our programs are aimed at delivering essential nutrients to those
in need and help improve the current health systems. Our programs are:
Food Fortification
Maternal and Newborn Health
Salt Iodization
Evidence Generation and Policy Infant
and Young Child Nutrition
Micronutrients for Supplementation: Vitamin A, Iodine, Iron, Zinc, Folic Acid
and Calcium (Micronutrient Initiative, 2015).
Our Major Accomplishments
The micronutrient initiative is involved in providing 75\%
of global need for Vitamin A (Micronutrient Initiative,
Flour fortification has been expanded in India due to
advocacy by the MI and the Indian Flour Fortification
Network (Micronutrient Initiative, 2015).
Salt iodization of salt in Africa is helping protect more
than 2 million newborns from iodine deficiency. MI has
focused work particularly in Senegal, Nigeria, Ethiopia
and Kenya (Micronutrient Initiative, 2015). Double
iodized salt with iron and iodine has been a great
success (Micronutrient Initiative, 2010).
Specific Current Activity
Community Based Maternal and Newborn Health
For many pregnant women, inadequate access to
information about maternal nutrition and services can
be very detrimental to the pregnancy. To help
mothers and fill this knowledge gap, we are
implementing a community-based maternal and
newborn health and nutrition project. In particular we
are focusing on demonstrating how to improve
antenatal, delivery and post-natal care in remote
regions of Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal and Niger
(Micronutrient Initiative, 2015).
In each country there will be evaluation for the best
course of action and advocacy plan to help improve education and health services for
mothers and neonates. The goal is to help reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and
morbidity. In particular the program hopes to reduce iron-deficiency anemia, hypertensive
disorders with calcium and prevent physical and mental impairment at birth for mothers. For
neonates the program hopes to implement delayed cord clamping to improve the infant’s
iron storage and help with early initiation of breast-feeding (Micronutrient Initiative, 2015).
Future Goals
– Improve zinc supplementation programs in countries
such as Senegal, Guatemala, and India.
Expand research to help improve
supplementation programs and maternal nutrition
Help build global momentum for political action to
improve vitamin and nutrient deficiencies worldwide.
(Micronutrient Initiative, 2015)
Perceptions of Micronutrient Initiative
The Micronutrient Initiative is one international development project that is always strongly
supported (Webster, 2010).
“Supporting the Micronutrient Initiative has been part of the government of Canada’s broader
commitment to improve maternal, newborn and child health around the world. With good
nutrition, children are more likely to stay in school, contribute to the needs of their family and
community, and reach their full potential.” – Canadian Deputy High Commissioner Jess
Dutton (South Asian Daily, 2015).
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently promised to help with the United Nations goals of
eradicating poverty. He has allocated funds towards nutrition programs including the MI.
(Vancouver Sun, 2016).
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Micronutrient Initiative (Organization) (2010). Solution in a pinch: the Micronutrient Initiatives
double fortified salt strategy tackles two problems in one go, addressing iron and iodine
deficiencies in the most vulnerable. Micronutrient Initiative, Canada.
South Asian Daily. (2015). Canada’s Micronutrient Initiative to help health of UP women. South
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Webster, P. C. (2010). Canadas G8 health plan receives praise and criticism. The Lancet,
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overview of the NGO without an overwhelming amount of text. Everything is properly cited, both in
the assignment itself and in the references at the end.
1. Pick one Canadian-based NGO active in the field of development work in
poor countries. For a convenient list of organizations suitable for study go to
the following website:
Canadian Council for International Cooperation
2. To the extent that the information available to you allows, your case study
should address each of the following aspects of your chosen NGO:
• its mission
• its origins and history
• its organizational structure
• its financials and sources of support
• its current activities
• its major accomplishments
• its future plans
Devise some form of reporting your findings other than the traditional written
3. Spend a little time trawling for information that evaluates the NGO you are
studying. You may not find any. But look anyway and if you do come across
some, include references to it in your presentation of results.
To get a better idea of what is expected from you for this assignment, see the

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