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Saskia Osendarp

Saskia Osendarp


Saskia Osendarp is an international nutrition scientist with a PhD in micronutrient research, and more than 20 years of experience in international nutrition research, in both public as well as private sector. Her research interests include maternal, infant and young child nutrition, role of micronutrients along the life cycle, fortification and home fortification and nutrition and child development. She has experience in advising public health programs, government and businesses on scientific issues related to micronutrients and child nutrition, including research roadmaps, innovation planning, and claims substantiation. She established and contributed to public-private (research) partnerships in nutrition in developing countries and has extensive experience with program design and program process and impact evaluations. Since five years she is working as independent consultant for international NGOs, academia and research institutes, private sector, donor governments and private donor organizations. In addition, she is a visiting associate professor micronutrients and international health at Wageningen University and author or co-author on more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.