World Vision-led REACTS-IN receives $44 million to transform nutrition, empower women and promote gender equality
Working alongside our partners, REACTS-IN will contribute to achieving global nutrition targets and gender equality by improving the health and nutrition of women, adolescent girls and children under five in Bangladesh, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania.
Posted on May 26, 2023
The project is receiving $41 million from the Government of Canada, with World Vision contributing $3 million to the program.
The REACTS-IN (Realizing Gender Equality and Attitudinal Change for Transformative Systems in Nutrition) project brings together the specialized expertise of Nutrition International, Harvest Plus, Canadian Association for Global Health and McGill University. Together with World Vision, these organizations will further advance the rights and dignity of women and girls by increasing access to gender equitable nutrition.
The project builds on previous impact achieved in three countries, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tanzania, and will aim to create impact in one new country, Somalia.
The REACTS-IN project will engage women and girls in the production of and increase access to micronutrient-dense foods, including climate smart and biofortified crops which are drought resistant and prevent common illnesses.
Other key objectives include:
“At this critical time of worsening hunger crises, World Vision is grateful for the continued generous support from the Government of Canada,” said Michael Messenger, President and CEO, World Vision Canada. “We are excited to be working in partnership with other development organizations and are committed to further improve nutrition for the most vulnerable and to enable communities to thrive.”
This news release was originally posted on World Vision Canada.