Global Conference on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition

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Global Conference on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a global conference to accelerate progress to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition. During the event, distinguished decision makers, practitioners, and other stakeholders will share evidence and lessons learned from around the world on food and agriculture system transformation for reducing hunger and malnutrition. They will explore opportunities for scaling up successful actions and stimulating innovations that can disrupt business-as-usual to build further momentum and accelerate progress. The global learning event specifically aims to achieve the following:

  1. Take stock of progress or the lack of it in reducing all forms of malnutrition and food insecurity globally
  2. Understand the reasons for the varying degrees in progress in reducing malnutrition in countries with the aim of drawing lessons from their experiences
  3. Identify the inovations and opportunities for scaling up action to meet the SDG2 to end hunger, and promote sustainable development by 2030 including, among others by
  • Developing evidence-based policy measures and regulatory instruments aimed at well characterized entry points for mainstreaming nutrition through agriculture and food systems
  • Identifying the most promising innovations (techniques, approaches, policies, investments, institutional mechanisms) for scaling up impact of interventions on FSN;
  • Facilitating investment actions that ensure availability and affordability of safe, healthy and diverse diets, including through constructing partnerships with industry for product innovation and healthy food formulations
  • Adopting tools and approaches to nudge and encourage consumer demand for nutritious food
  • Building accountability, resilience and equity in the food system

The global event is envisioned from November 28–30, 2018. It will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, which was chosen due to its accessibility from Asian and African countries and to regional hubs of development partners. Moreover, Thailand has been a role model as a country that has accelerated progress in reducing hunger and undernutrition.

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High-level leaders from Africa, Asia and the Pacific including Compact2025 focal countries Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi and Rwanda and from Latin America and the Middle East are expected to participate. The event is expected to gather approximately 400 people.

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