GAIN Convening Paper 9: Multi-Sectoral Governance - Learning from the Dutch National and International Experience

A symposium on local Dutch and international experiences of multisectoral food security and nutrition initiatives was held at the Micronutrient Forum 6th Global Conference, on 16 October 2023 in The Hague (The Netherlands). Three case studies - one each from Ghana, Ethiopia, and The Netherlands - were presented. These cases aimed to illustrate successful approaches and learnings with a spotlight on how different initiatives were governed in practice. Attendance comprised about 80 people in person and 43 people online. This convening paper presents the background to the Dutch multisectoral approach, provides an overview of main case study findings, and discusses aspects of the practice of food security and nutrition governance, drawing on the framework provided by the Committee on World Food Security’s Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition.