Operationalizing Multisectoral Nutrition Programs to Accelerate Progress: A Nutrition Governance Perspective

Operationalizing Multisectoral Nutrition Programs to Accelerate Progress: A Nutrition Governance Perspective

Jan 19, 2022
07:30 - 09:00 AM EST

Global Financing Facility
Washington DC

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Malnutrition continues to be one of the world's most critical health and human development challenges, threatening countries' universal health coverage and Sustainable Development Goals. Given the complex, multi-factorial, and interlinked determinants of nutritional status and well-being, multisectoral nutrition programming has been widely promoted as the most effective way to address malnutrition's direct and indirect determinants and improve nutrition outcomes. Many countries' high rates of malnutrition point to systemic challenges, underscoring that business not as usual is required to accelerate progress.

As part of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021, the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) is hosting an event to share key findings from the recent publication on "Operationalizing Multisectoral Nutrition Programs to Accelerate Progress: A Nutrition Governance Perspective". The report highlights the need for robust governance systems as necessary underlying conditions for implementing multisectoral nutrition interventions and creating cost-effective and sustainable programs. Improving governance is central to promoting sustainable financing practices, maximizing the impact of public service delivery, building confidence in institutions, and developing better data and analytics in client countries, which can be used for evidence-based decision-making.

The webinar will share lessons learned from multisectoral nutrition implementation experiences as seen through a nutrition governance lens from several countries supported by the World Bank and GFF. Lessons center around three pillars of 1) advocacy, leadership, and institutional support for multisectoral nutrition; 2) management capacity and financing; and 3) results measurement, monitoring and accountability.

Speakers include:

  • Mr. Shawn Baker, Chief Nutritionist, US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Ms. Lizett Guzman, Secretary, Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition, Government of Guatemala
  • Ms. Grainne Moloney, Senior Advisor, Early Childhood Nutrition, UNICEF
  • Mr. Gilbert Munyemana, Deputy Director General, National Child Development Agency, Government of Rwanda
  • Ms. Laura Rawlings, Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Ms. Julie Ruel-Bergeron, Nutrition Specialist, GFF Secretariat
  • Mr. CHEY Sambatphalla, Director of Policy Analysis and Development Division and Cambodia Nutrition Project Manager, National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development Secretariat, Government of Cambodia
  • Mr. Budiono Subambang, Director of Synchronization of Regional Development Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Indonesia
  • Mr. Ali Winoto Subandoro, Senior Nutrition Specialist, GFF Secretariat
  • Dr. Juan Pablo Uribe, Global Director, Health Nutrition and Population, World Bank and Director, GFF
  • Ms. Gerda Verburg, Coordinator, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

Moderator: Leslie Elder, Senior Nutrition Specialist, GFF Secretariat



Executive Summary: Operationalizing Multisectoral Nutrition Programs