Promoting Better Nutrition Outcomes through Multisectoral Approach in Post-COVID-19 Asia and the Pacific
Good nutrition is necessary to protect young child growth, cognition, and school performance, improve lifetime earnings, and productivity, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty. Its importance is reflected in the fact that 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals contain highly relevant nutrition indicators. However, current progress towards ending malnutrition is too slow to achieve these goals by the 2030 target.
ADB and Nutrition International jointly organized a side event on “Promoting Better Nutrition Outcomes through Multi-sectoral Approach in Post-COVID 19 Asia and the Pacific” in support of the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit. The side event discussed the framework to address selected drivers of food and nutrition insecurity, malnutrition, and the unaffordability of healthy diets in Asia and the Pacific.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|02 Dec 2021||Opening||
Remarks: ADB's Support on UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016 2025)
This presentation gives an overview of the protectional and promotional approaches of ADB to Support the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025...
|02 Dec 2021||Presentation 1||
Adapting Social Assistance Programs to Address Malnutrition in all its Forms in Asia and the Pacific
This presentation provides an overview of multisectoral strategies to improve diets and reduce all forms of malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific.
|02 Dec 2021||Presentation 2||
Voices from the Frontlines: Social Protection Interventions in Mongolia
This presentation gives an overview of the positive results of using food stamps program to address malnutrition in Mongolia.
|02 Dec 2021||Presentation 3||
Voices from the Frontlines: Social Protection Interventions in Indonesia
This presentation provides an overview of Indonesia's food assistance and nutrition-increasing value for money investments.
|02 Dec 2021||Presentation 4||
Philippines: Nutrition Security and Social Interventions
This presentation gives an overview of the Philippines program in addressing its malnutrition and food insecurity issues.
|02 Dec 2021||Reflections and Discussion||Question and Answers|
|02 Dec 2021||Closing||Remarks||Qingfeng Zhang, Chief, Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group, concurrently, OIC, Chief Environment Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)|