11 June 2015. Berlin, Germany. This Nutrition for Development event was co-hosted by BMZ, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and CARE Germany-Luxemburg. The high-ranking representatives, included Prof. Joachim von Braun, Director of the Center of Development Research, Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary at BMZ and Dr. Wolfgang Jamann, Secretary General of CARE International were present.
The first Global Nutrition Report on “Nutrition for Development: Evidence – Policies – Partnerships”, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) a presents a clear picture of the entire spectrum of global malnutrition, the cost benefit ratios of scaling up nutrition interventions and the importance to integrate nutrition goals in the new Sustainable Development Framework. The Report identifies the enormous data gap, when it comes to global malnutrition prevalence and insists on better empirical knowledge and accountability for nutrition.
- Mathias Mogge, Executive Director Programmes at Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. sees the need for better policy coherence, the growing demand to clarify the role of different actors and an engagement with Private sector. Welthungerhilfe e.V. therefore suggests a better coordination and cooperation across sectors, awareness raising and capacity building and an improved cooperation with research institutes.
- Since 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement has brought all stakeholders together under one roof to support developing governments’ own efforts to address undernutrition. The Interim Coordinator of SUN Tom Arnold started the Panel Discussion to explore current approaches towards nutrition. Fifty-five countries have now joined the SUN Movement and the number increases, but “some networks are still not as strong as others”, said Tom Arnold.
- “How can we engage small enterprises to produce more nutritious food for a wider population and what are the incentives for nutrition investment?”. These are questions raised by the Executive Director of GAIN, Marc Van Ameringen during the discussion.