Edesia cannot do this alone. It is through working with organizations around the world that life-changing efforts come to fruition. Edesia is always looking for opportunities to develop new partnerships and move toward long-term sustainable solutions.
Nutriset is the world leader for the development, production, and marketing of ready to use foods products specifically designed for the treatment of acute malnutrition. Nutriset’s mission is to facilitate access to and availability of products designed for the enhancement of the nutritional status of children and other vulnerable people.
In 1996, the founder, Michel Lescanne, worked alongside André Briend in the formulation of Plumpy’nut®, an innovative and revolutionary treatment for severe acute malnutrition. Today Nutriset continues to work in close collaboration with various humanitarian stakeholders (UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, WHO, World Food Program, and the broader international NGO community) and research consortiums (University of California Davis, iLiNS, etc).
Currently, the main production site is in Normandy, France. It has a capacity of 100,000 metric tons, distributes to over 100 countries and will reach 10 million children by the end of 2010. A growing network of franchises also offers local production in Niger, Ethiopia, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Madagascar and India. Nutriset has partnered with Edesia to begin production in the U.S. and Tanzania. www.nutriset.fr
USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Their work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance. USAID provides assistance in five regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa: Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Eurasia; and the Middle East. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID's strength is its field offices around the world.
They work in close partnership with private voluntary organizations, indigenous organizations, universities, American businesses, international agencies, other governments, and other U.S. government agencies.
USAID’s Office of Food for Peace supports emergency programs that help those affected by conflict and natural disasters, such as drought, as well as long-term, non-emergency programs that seek to address the underlying causes of hunger, by increasing agricultural productivity and improving maternal and child health. In 2009 Food for Peace provided approximately 2.4 million metric tons of food, valued at approximately $2.2 billion, benefiting people in over 40 countries worldwide. www.usaid.gov
Clinton Global Initiative - In 2005, President Clinton established CGI to turn ideas into action and to help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of shared benefits, responsibilities, and values. By gathering world leaders from a variety of backgrounds, CGI creates a unique opportunity to channel the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize change. To fulfill the action-oriented mission of CGI, all members devise practical solutions to global issues through the development of specific and measures.
CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 125 current and former heads of state, 15 Nobel Peace Prize winners, hundreds of leading global CEOs, major philanthropists and foundation heads, directors of the most effective non-governmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made nearly 1,700 commitments valued at $57 billion, which have already improved more than 220 million lives in 170 countries. Edesia has been a member, presenter and participant since 2007. www.clintonglobalinitiative.org
The International Institute of Rhode Island's mission is to enable all Providence, Rhode Island residents, especially immigrants and refugees, to become self-reliant, invested participants in our communities, while fostering respect and understanding among all people.
The International Institute provides high quality educational, legal and social services to immigrants and refugees throughout Rhode Island as well as a full range of interpreting and translating services and cultural training programs.
Every year the Institute works with nearly 1,000 adult learners. English language courses and job training are provided and help learners read, write, speak and understand English and learn the basic skills required to function effectively in the United States as workers and citizens. Last year, 90% of new refugee arrivals were employed and self reliant within 12 months, 90% of clients who took the citizenship exam passed and 80% of clients started working and paid taxes.
The International Institute of Rhode Island has partnered with Edesia to place recently arrived refugees in production positions in the factory. www.iiri.org
FEED Projects goal is to create high quality products that help to feed the world.
The FEED bears, named Plumpy and Nut, raise much-needed funds for Edesia’s work in Tanzania by providing Plumpy’nut to those in need. All FEED products are made as eco-friendly and fairly as possible. They are produced with high-quality, 100% organic cotton and natural burlap.
We work with only audited and certified fair labor facilities. It's important to us to visit the places our products are made and the places our donations are going. The goal of FEED Projects is to market and sell as many FEED products as possible and to FEED and educate the world's 400 million hungry children. www.feedprojects.org
Edesia is a supporter of the 1000 Days Campaign.
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