9 examples of effective technical assistance for nutrition
Technical assistance (TA) is proving to be a force for change, supporting countries around the world to improve their performance on nutrition.
Supporting the African Union’s efforts to eliminate hunger, poverty and malnutrition across the continent.
Nutrition International and the African Union have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together and make progress towards their shared commitment to improve nutrition in countries across Africa.
The African Union and Nutrition International share a strong commitment to improving nutrition.
The African Union (AU) has declared 2022 the Year of Nutrition, reaffirming its efforts to achieve global targets laid out by the World Health Assembly and the Sustainable Development Goals, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Malabo Declaration, which commit to ending hunger in Africa by 2025 by strengthening development policies and investing in human capital.
Nutrition International has been working in Africa for three decades and is well-positioned to ensure nutrition is prioritized as a key driver of equity and economic growth, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated malnutrition rates in African Union member states.
Working together to achieve Africa’s nutrition goals.
Through an MoU, we will work with the AU to strengthen the capacity of the African Union Commission, advocate for the prioritization of nutrition, increase investments in evidence-based programming, especially for child, adolescent, and maternal nutrition, and increase transparency, tracking of progress and accountability around country-level nutrition commitments. We will focus on advancing progress on adolescent nutrition, anaemia prevention, and the integration of nutrition into social safety net programs.
We will also provide technical assistance to the AU and its member states to increase capacity for nutrition data collection and analysis, economic modelling, and domestic resource mobilization.
Working together for improved nutrition across Africa.
Through this agreement with the AU, we will support efforts to increase investments in evidence-based nutrition programs, move closer to achieving health and nutrition targets, and eliminating hunger and poverty across the continent.