September 20, 2016 11:12

Invitation to a Webinar on Nutrition Funding

Our members Cesvi and Concern Worldwide are supporting the international network Generation Nutrition in organising the webinar "How can aid and domestic financing for nutrition be scaled up?".

When: Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3-4.30pm CET
Where: GoToMeeting (instructions for joining to be sent to the participants ahead of the call)

Governments have recently committed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ending malnutrition "in all its forms" by 2030 but levels of funding for nutrition programmes do not yet match this political vision. For instance, a recent study by the World Bank and others showed that an additional $7 billion would be required per annum to meet the global nutrition targets on stunting, anaemia and breastfeeding, and to mitigate the impacts of wasting. Furthermore, today, 159 million children under five suffer from stunting and 50 million from acute malnutrition – two clear signs of the amount of progress still to be made.

The aim of the webinar, organised by the Generation Nutrition campaign, is to foster a debate on what it will take to scale up nutrition funding in the near future. It is important that the nutrition community starts firming up its plans in this area.

The speakers will debate the following key questions:
• What is the current financing gap?
• What opportunities exist for new funding commitments to be made?
• Who should be investing (donors, Southern governments, etc.)?
• Which types of financing are most efficient for closing the funding gap?

Confirmed speakers:
Patrizia Fracassi, Senior Nutrition Analyst & Policy Advisor, SUN Secretariat
Laura Frigenti, Director, Italian Development Cooperation Agency
Mary D'Alimonte, Programme Officer, Results for Development
Felix Phiri, Director of Nutrition, Dept. of Nutrition & HIV/AIDS, Malawian Ministry of Health
The webinar will be moderated by Connell Foley, Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Concern Worldwide.

To register for the webinar, please rsvp to Ben Hobbs, International Campaign Manager, Generation Nutrition.

Supported by: Action Against Hunger, Cesvi, Concern Worldwide