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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bridging The Nutrition Security Gap In Sub-Saharan Africa: A pathway to strengthen resilience and development

14-15 May, 2013. Paris, France. Bridging the nutrition security gap in Sub-Saharan Africa : a pathway to resilience and development. This high-level meeting built on the global momentum to focus on child undernutrition, highlighting both the urgent need and unprecedented opportunity to address this problem in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in doing so to strengthen social and economic progress and resilience in a region that has fallen behind in terms of child nutrition.

The conference  brought together a wide array of participants, including Government representatives, civil society organizations, academia, donors, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. It fostered dialogue between stakeholders, facilitating sharing of  experiences and lessons learned to identify the most effective strategies.

Focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa, the conference provided a unique opportunity for African leaders to share region-specific challenges and experiences and chart the way forward. Initiated by the French Committee for UNICEF, this conference was supported by major partners: the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Action contre la Faim (ACF), Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the Alliance for International Medical
Action (ALIMA), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). It also benefiedt from inputs of other key stakeholders at global level and regional level in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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