Scaling up aid and domestic financing for nutrition

Webinar: How can aid and domestic financing for nutrition be scaled up?

When: Tuesday 27th September, 3-4.30pm Central European Time

Location:GoToMeeting [instructions for joining to be sent to participants ahead of call]

Governments recently committed in the 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, e-mail: [email protected]  

Supported by: Action Against Hunger, Cesvi, Concern Worldwide