GAIN’s Urban Governance for Nutrition programme, specifically targets nutrition challenges in urban areas and aims to improve the governance thereof. By 2030, it is expected that 6 out of 10 people will live in cities, with 90% of this growth occurring in Africa and Asia, most of it in small to medium-sized cities. Currently, about 1 in 8 people live in slums. Whilst urbanisation is linked to overweight and obesity, and thus to the increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are still prevalent, meaning that cities face an increasingly complex challenge of the triple burden of malnutrition.
An urban food environment is very different from a rural food environment. Urban citizens have access to a large variety of formal and informal food outlets. They are more reliant on markets than people who live in rural areas, and they rely more on highly processed foods, which in many cases do not contain enough nutrients. Even though there is greater dietary diversity in urban areas than in rural areas, a healthy and nutritious diet for many people is often not affordable.
These challenges are increasingly recognised among international, national and local policymakers. The Urban Governance for Nutrition programme focuses on supporting city governments to improve nutrition governance. GAIN supports alliance building with governments and key stakeholders (including the private sector) and advises on the development of appropriate policies and initiatives.
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RfP) is to identify and select a service provider who will produce three short (2-3 minutes) 360° videos depicting urban food environments in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Surabaya (Indonesia), and Karachi (Pakistan).
The three videos should raise awareness of (the complexity of) food environments in an urban area, from the perspective of an urban citizen. They should show the manifold food outlets (restaurant, shops, markets, kiosks, etc.) the person engages with at different moments during the day, giving insight into the constraints and opportunities, as well motivations for decisions on food purchasing and consumption.
Published 19 December 2018