Launch of 2020 Global Hunger Index & Strategy for Stakeholders’ Engagement on Food and Nutrition Security 2021– 2025 in Pakistan
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
02:30 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. PST/10:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. CET
Pakistan ranks 88th out of 107 countries according to the 2020 Global Hunger Index. With a score of 24.6, Pakistan has a level of hunger that is serious. The Food Security and Nutrition (FNS) crisis is expected to worsen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The worsening FNS situation retards human and economic development and carries the risk of jeopardizing national security if it is not tackled well by all the relevant stakeholders.
The time to act is NOW, individually, and collectively.
Cesvi Pakistan with Alliance 2015 members ACTED, Concern Worldwide, HELVETAS Swiss Inter-cooperation, and Welthungerhilfe, have collaborated to launch the Global Hunger Index 2020 and the Strategy for Stakeholders’ Engagement on Food and Nutrition Security in Pakistan.
The Stakeholder Engagement strategy spans five years, 2021-2025. It aims to make FNS a priority agenda for all key stakeholders, including the government, donor agencies, civil society, private sector companies, the communities, research institutions and academia.
Alliance 2015 will leverage expertise and key strengths of individual members to create and disseminate knowledge related to various aspects of FNS in order to back a) government policies, b) their implementation, c) public discourse and decision-making, d) food production, distribution and consumption, and e) access and equity issues linked with the demand and supply of food.
This strategy provides a situation overview of FNS in Pakistan, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It identifies key stakeholders and roles they can play in averting this crisis in Pakistan. Finally, it lays out stakeholders’ engagement goals, objectives, and the approach the Alliance 2015 will be pursuing in the next five years.