Prof. Ngozi Nnam President, Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS)

I am delighted to warmly welcome all of you to the 5th Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) Conference holding in King Fahd Palace Hotel Dakar, Senegal. The conference has attracted so many people from across the globe to share research findings, knowledge and skills, best practices and success stories with a view to improving the nutrition outlook of Africa. I promise it is going to be an interesting and rewarding conference. Please, relax and participate in every aspect of the meeting to increase your knowledge base. Make time to visit important holiday resorts and markets in Dakar and take interesting memories home. Enjoy your stay in the beautiful city of Dakar.



Mrs Aminata Ndoye Secrétaire Exécutif Conseil National de Développement de la Nutrition (CNDN) - President Local Organizing Committee

It is with great pleasure that Senegal hosts the 5th FANUS conference, under the theme “Multi-sectoral approach to strengthening food systems and achieving sustainable nutrition goals in Africa”. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the participants from all over the world, whose presence on Senegalese territory reflects their commitment to the sustainable development of nutrition.

The importance of the multi-sectoral approach to nutrition justifies the choice of this conference’s theme, and we are delighted that it is perfectly aligned with the global and regional nutrition agendas.

We have high expectations of this promising approach, and therefore we have to commit ourselves to making it the foundation, an essential prerequisite, for the development and implementation of all our nutrition policies, to guarantee optimal nutritional status for the communities we will be representing at this conference.

We also hope that this 5th conference, rich in the diversity of its participants and the exchange of expertise, will be a source of inspiration for all of us.

We would also like to express our deep gratitude to the Prime Minister of Senegal, President of the Conseil National de Développement de la Nutrition (CNDN), for his support and endorsement of the conference, as well as to all the ministerial departments and organizations that have kindly provided the Local Organizing Committee with technical and financial support to ensure the success of this major event for Africa.


Dr Valerie Quenum Ndiaye President of Association de Nutrition et d'Alimentation du Sénégal (ANAS)

Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests,

Dalène Diam,


to Dakar, Senegal, where the “Teranga” spirit, our well-known hospitality, welcomes you. As we gather for the 5th edition of the Federation of African Nutrition Societies Conference, let yourselves be carried by the warmth of a nation known for its rich culture.

Welcome to the land of the tasty national dish, “thieboudienne”, classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2020, and “ataya”, the tea drunk in three stages.

Welcome to the nation of African soccer champions.

Dear participants, May your sojourn with us be not only an intellectual enrichment, but also a celebration of the blend of tradition and progress that defines Senegal.

It is an honor for ANAS to welcome sister societies from Africa and other continents, as well as all our partners in the field of nutrition. I hope that this conference will be the cornerstone of a bright and hopeful future for our continent, and that it will also serve as a source of inspiration for the entire population, and for our youth especially.