The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting the world as we know it, with a heavy toll on human lives and economic activities. Its rapid global spread is threatening to affect millions of people already made vulnerable by food insecurity, malnutrition and the effects of conflict and other disasters.
This review found many gaps in the social and behavior change communication (SBCC) literature, specifically in descriptions of training components and how SBCC was incorporated into the training. However, based on a qualitative thematic analysis, this review provides recommendations for planning, designing, delivering, and evaluating training programs that intentionally incorporate SBCC media.
This report brings knowledge from ethnographic and other relevant social sciences sources to inform the design of EatSafe's intervention and evaluation methods. As such, this review examines prior research on food safety-related topics using ethnographic and related methods, then uses the results to glean insights for the design of EatSafe research and intervention activities.
The UN Food Systems Summit, UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit will take place towards the end of 2021. All three events are key milestones on the road to recovery from the devastating impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic on food security and nutrition. The summits are also key moments to mobilize support for and prioritization of staple food fortification as a no-regrets, gamechanging intervention to fight disease and poverty among the world’s most vulnerable communities.
For millions of children in Eastern and Southern Africa and South Asia, current diets do not contain enough nutrients for proper growth and development. This is a tragedy. New evidence has recently been published that sheds light on the nutrient gaps experienced by young children in 14 countries in these regions and examines which foods might be affordably used to fill them. This briefing paper highlights the key findings from this research.
This Situation Report—the fifth in a series—finds that COVID-19-related control measures continue to have an impact on food systems in 10 countries where GAIN works: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Pakistan’s adolescent population (circa. 40 million people) is experiencing a double burden of malnutrition, with 21% of boys and 12% of girls underweight and 18% of boys and 17% of girls overweight or obese. This merits a call to action to prioritise public funding and programming to address the determinants of adolescent malnutrition.
These briefs are part of a series on affordability of nutritious foods for complementary feeding by GAIN and UNICEF conducted in selected countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and South Asia as part of the UNICEF-BMGF Regional Initiatives for Sustained Improvements in Nutrition and Growth (RISING).
These briefs are part of a series on complementary feeding gaps by GAIN and UNICEF conducted in selected countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and South Asia as part of the UNICEF-BMGF Regional Initiatives for Sustained Improvements in Nutrition and Growth (RISING).
When funds are needed to support your organisation - either as an MSME or NGO - a clear, structured and effective approach is necessary. The goal of this guide is to help actors involved in securing funding to understand the process and to access tools that can be used during the different stages to secure funding.