Global malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges of our time. It is the leading cause of child death, and contributes to a staggering loss of educational and economic potential for people and for nations. More targeted nutrition financing, from more diverse actors, needs to be delivered now to meet the scale of the challenge we face.
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This session co-organised by The Power of Nutrition, GAIN, Eleanor Crook Foundation, and Palladium Impact Capital, intends to share solutions and mobilize new thinking around the N4G Cross-Cutting theme of "Securing new investment and driving innovation in nutrition financing".
Over the course of the past two years, and in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, the UN Secretary-General’s Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) has engaged world leaders and thousands of people from around the world in an ambitious effort to accelerate actions towards more sustainable, equitable, and healthier food systems and realising the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
On 6 December, WBCSD and IFBA - members of the N4G Business Constituency Group (BCG) - and The Food Foundation are hosting a N4G side event focused on sharing private sector commitments intended to address over and under nutrition, which are core to business, and go beyond business-as-usual.
In this side session for the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021, a panel of nutrition and food safety experts will explore and seek expert opinion on whether the current and evolving food system, can deliver a healthy, balanced diets that provide sufficient amounts of necessary nutrients while also preventing foodborne diseases.