Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Dear participants,

Thank you for sharing your valuable experiences and thoughts on the topic.

At its core the concept of Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection embraces the notion of a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach, and in numerous cases social protection, when linked with other development interventions – particularly in the areas of agriculture and food security, can lead to better nutrition outcomes. To this end, institutional arrangements at all levels of the policy sphere hold key importance. Building on the recent discussion posts, it is interesting to explore how such arrangements, in different contexts, have been able to incorporate the unique role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other relevant partners. The following questions on the programmatic and implementation side also become relevant: how can synergies across sectors be best realized? Which sectors (as well as agencies and ministries) in this regard are significant?

The meeting in Moscow next week aims to gather experts and policy makers from a wide range of sectors, such as health, labour, food security, agriculture and rural services – to name a few, to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities associated with the design and implementation of Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection.    

We look forward to hearing about your experiences in the coming days.

Ahmed Raza

Nutrition Specialist