Session Chair

Roland Kupka, UNICEF, East Asia and Pacific

Roland Kupka

Roland Kupka , ScD is the UNICEF Regional Nutrition Adviser for East Asia and Pacific. In this Bangkok-based role, he provides strategic support to UNICEF’s nutrition programs operating in 14 countries. Dr Kupka previously worked at UNICEF Headquarters, the UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa, and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. He has assumed various organizational leadership roles, including as a member of Board of Trustees of the Micronutrient Forum, Board of Directors of the Iodine Global Network, and Executive Management Team of the Food Fortification Initiative. Over the last 20 years, Dr Kupka’s work has focused on studying the role of nutrition in maternal and child health and on devising related intervention strategies. He has documented these experiences through more than 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals. A German national, Dr Kupka completed his doctoral training in Nutrition and Epidemiology at Harvard University.

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