ILSI-India is a branch of International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) with headquarters in Washington DC. ILSI-India provides scientific inputs and secretariat assistance to the South Asian Region, which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
ILSI-India activities primarily focus on local and regional issues and involve leading national and international experts in the deliberations. ILSI-India has taken the lead in the region in focusing attention and devoting resources on critical areas in food and water safety, nutrition, risk assessment, harmonization of food regulations, improvement in the health profile of malnourished children and women and agriculture sustainability including biotechnology. Special attention has been given to the importance of complementary foods and food fortification.
ILSI-India carries out its mission through sponsoring workshops, symposia, conferences, seminars training programs, research projects and publications. Please see Pioneering Work of ILSI-India for further information.
ILSI-India works closely with government, industry, research institutions, academia and international organizations. Please download ILSI-India Partners in Activities (PDF). The management of ILSI-India is with Board of Trustees with members drawn from industry, academia and research organizations. Country Committees have been established in South Asian Region for management of country programs. Click here for ILSI-India Board of Trustees and Country Committees.
Founded in 1978, ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide foundation whose mission is to provide science to improve the human health and well-being and safeguards the environment. Prominent researchers from industry and academia jointly lead the organization, guiding its work to conduct research, harmonize the use of science and encourage scientific dialogue and then resolving outstanding scientific questions in four thematic areas that capture the core of ILSI’s work:
These focus areas provide structure for responding to and raising awareness of the pressing issues society faces. They also help elucidate new opportunities for driving scientific progress. ILSI's work is guided by its Code of Ethics and Organizational Standards of Conduct.
ILSI accomplishes this work through its worldwide network of branches and it’s Research Foundation. Branches currently operate within Argentina, Brazil, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Mesoamerica, Mexico, Middle East, North America, North Andean, South Africa, South Andean, Southeast Asia Region, Taiwan as well as a Focal Point in China. ILSI's global branch, the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, focuses on global issues of human health, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment. ILSI also accomplishes its work through the ILSI Research Foundation. ILSI receives financial support from industry, government and research foundations. ILSI's scientific publications are duly recognized all over the world. There include Nutrition Reviews and Present Knowledge in Nutrition. Please visit www.ilsi.org for more information on ILSI and its Branches.