evolve was jointly set up by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), an agency of the Ministry of Health, Singapore, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS) and Food Industry Asia (FIA) in 2015.
Built to leverage on public-private partnerships by gathering experts from governments, academia, industry and civil societies, evolve seeks to initiate and sustain a regional, multi-stakeholder dialogue and tackle the rising rates of over- and under-nutrition in the region.
Since it was formed, evolve has shaped its efforts around tackling malnutrition in all its forms – paying specific attention to obesity. Over the years, evolve has progressed from initiating dialogue to enabling action in light of addressing the rising tide of obesity in the region.
Beyond tackling public health challenges, evolve recognises that the ever-changing landscape in health and wellness requires a holistic approach to encourage healthier communities in the region.
To be the trusted partner for collaborative efforts to drive health and wellness across Asia
To be the catalyst that enables transformational change and drives regional multi-stakeholder efforts for a healthy Asia
Beyond addressing public health challenges, evolve seeks to explore a wider array of activities, dialogues and partnerships to co-create and pilot holistic approaches than can deliver meaningful behaviour change, empowering healthy communities across Asia.
Using a three-pronged approach, we bring together key stakeholders from across sectors with a common vision to improve nutrition. Supported by sound science, evolve and its partners look into the design, feasibility and impact of implementing initiatives prior to piloting, evaluating and scaling them to enable a wider outreach.
initiating collective dialogues and commitments
evolve is committed to aligning stakeholders across Asia around a shared vision of driving health and wellness through our annual roundtable dialogues and country-level meetings. Through annual roundtables and continuous country-level dialogues that take place across the region, we are committed to aligning our efforts and co-creating scalable, localised solutions through continuous stakeholder engagement.news and events
enabling social and behaviour change
evolve fosters uncommon partnerships by working with stakeholders across a variety of sectors to respond to the nutritional needs of each country.
evolve understands the unique culture embedded within each Asian country and develops country-specific programmes to increase access to affordable nutrition, to creating a healthy community where healthy choices are easy, practical and affordable for all the easy choices.our network
building a knowledge hub
We have created an environment to facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise through the platform for successful collaboration to enhance the health and wellness of people in Asia.knowledge centre
Made up of the founding members of the platform – A*STAR, SICS and FIA – the Advisory Panel provides the strategic direction and oversight to the platform evolve secretariat managed by FIA.
a multi-stakeholder approach
Ministry of Health
Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS)
Ministry of Public Health
Thailand Food and Drug Administration
Ministry of Health Malaysia
Ministry of Health Brunei
Health Promotion Board
National Institute of Nutrition
Ministry of Health
Coca ColaView details
General MillsView details
Griffith FoodsView details
Mondelēz InternationalView details
Perfetti Van MelleView details
Sealed AirView details
Tetra PakView details
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)View details
Waters CorporationView details
Yum BrandView details
Bogor Agricultural University
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC), Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS)
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
International Industry Bodies
Food Industry Asia (FIA)
National Industry Associations
GAPMMI (Gabungan Pengusaha Makanandan Minuman Seluruh Indonesia)
Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)
FMM Malaysian Food Manufacturing Group (FMM MAFMAG)
Philippines Chamber of Food Manufacturers (PCFMI)
Multilateral and Intergovernmental Organisations
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)View details
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)View details
Indonesian Nutrition Association (PERSAGI)
Malaysian Association for the Study of Obesity
Philippines Association of Nutrition
Nutrition Society of Malaysia