Dear Friends of the CROWN Project,

We are still buzzing from all of the amazing discussions and collaboration at the 2nd Annual CROWN Convening in Abuja, Nigeria!

I wanted to start with a special thank you to attendees who joined us from the following partner organizations: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Breakthrough ACTION, Centre for Communication and Social Impact, Final Mile Consulting, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communications Programs, Nutrition International, Project Concern International, and Sonder Design. Having such a diverse range of perspectives representing three countries (Ethiopia, India, and of course Nigeria) made this convening all the more special and productive. We are already planning for next year!

This month’s newsletter will feature the presentations, activities, and outcomes of the convening. Notes and highlights can also be found on our newly updated website, linked here.

All the best,

Daryl Stephens
CROWN Program Manager

2nd CROWN Convening

From February 12-14, three CROWN projects came together in Abuja, Nigeria for three days of learning, sharing, and networking. This year’s convening focused more heavily on in-person participation, and we enjoyed hosting nearly 40 partners from the core projects and other projects working on maternal nutrition and social behavior change across Nigeria.

Over the three days, participants from Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India:

Participants who would like to revisit these materials can check out the notes and links in the shared CROWN Teams site, and others who are interested can review highlights on our website!

External partners who would like to access notes and presentations can contact Daryl Stephens for support with links to these documents.

Team Spotlight: CROWN Partners!

This newsletter, we’re spotlighting all of the partners who made this convening so wonderful. We hope you’ll join us again next year!

Upcoming Events

May 2024 – Quarterly Meeting

We will send details and an agenda for our next quarterly convening (virtual) soon!