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Symposium on sustainable food systems and nutrition governance for healthy diets in Central Asia and Caucasus- through the eyes of children and adolescents.

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, 24/04/2019 - 26/04/2019

This platform is a systematic, cross-border partnership oriented mechanisms to develop the capacity of 8 countries in Central Asia and Caucasus to tackle the double burden of malnutrition in the sub-region.

To promote a better understanding of food system and nutrition governance in Central Asia and Caucasus countries and to advocate for higher investment on nutrition and food systems in the region, the Regional Nutrition Capacity Development and Partnership Platform (Central Asia and Caucasus) with support of UNICEF, WHO, FAO and WFP regional offices will organize a 3 -day symposium on sustainable food systems for children’s healthy diets, in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, April 24-26th 2019. The meeting will be composed of:

  • A high-level advocacy session on importance of financing and investment on child nutrition for the Ministries of Finance and Parliamentarians from the 8 countries (1 day)
  • Specialized session on Sustainable food systems and nutrition governance for healthy diets in Central Asia and Caucasus- through the eyes of children and adolescents (1 day)
  • And the periodic coordination meeting of the partnership platform to review the plan of action and define the priorities for 2019 and to review the progress (1 day).