South-South Learning Event to Accelerate Nutrition Progress

On June 20-21, IFPRI and Mahidol University co-hosted a learning event in Bangkok to share with a broad range of partners from Africa and Asia Thailand's remarkable progress in nearly eliminating hunger and undernutrition. The event was developed in partnership with Compact2025 and the Food Security Portal project, and with support of Nourishing Millions and the Asia Roundtable on Food Innovation for Improved Nutrition (AROFIIN).

The workshop presented a unique opportunity to bring together over 50 stakeholders from government, the private sector, academia, and civil society to discuss how to mobilize communities and work together across multiple sectors to for large-scale progress in nutrition.

Among the key messages from the workshop were:

  • Nutrition efforts must be country-driven, as was seen in Thailand’s case
  • Research is critical for producing knowledge, research, and policy advice for government
  • Community-led mobilization with monitoring and evaluation, supported by modern and innovative technologies, can improve tracking at all levels
  • Under the right policy environment, the private sector can support nutrition efforts as a profitable opportunity
  • Mutual learning by bringing together different countries and stakeholders is critical

To learn more about the event, please visit the Compact2025 blog.

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