Presentation on theme: "Ending Child Hunger in India Partnering with Local Institutions for National Advocacy."— Presentation transcript:
Ending Child Hunger in India Partnering with Local Institutions for National Advocacy
India: strong capacities and national resources for advocacy on child hunger and under-nutrition. WFP actively collaborating to intensify, synergize and focus advocacy approaches with various types & levels of partners: 1. National foundation 2. National & state initiatives 3. Private sector National capacities: a strong basis for leverage
1. National foundation ‘Hunger Free India’: a unique platform for collaboration Partnership between MS Swaminathan Research Foundation & WFP since early 2000s, built on shared vision of ‘Hunger Free India’ Joint Technical Resource Center set up at MSSRF Objective: to enhance knowledge base and disseminate food and nutritional security analysis on rural and urban India From vision to action: Prof. Swaminathan as Chairman of National Commission on Farmers represents all rural farm households in India: 600 million people!
1.1 Ending child hunger and undernutrition: a new partnership Launched April 2006 during “Mission 2007: Hunger Free India” annual dialogue Led by Prof. Swaminathan, UNICEF & WFP Focuses on joint efforts to strengthen GoI programmes in 3 strategic areas: Health and Nutrition Primary Education HIV-AIDS
2. National and state initiatives Adolescent Girls Initiative for Reproductive Health, Nutritional Education, HIV Awareness 10 local NGOs reached 18,000 girls through 842 girl-groups Local production of fortified blended food: Over 10,000 Village Mother and Child Centers supported Salt iodization: 360 small salt producers Food For Human Development Project for strengthening delivery of basic social services 7 NGOs reaching 600 SHWGs (8,000 women) Ongoing capacity-building & advocacy with local partners & counterparts: 40 districts in 8 states
3.Private sector An opportunity for advocacy The Bhavishya (Future) Alliance: Indian Partnership for Child Nutrition Consolidates skills from Government, States, Corporations & NGOs to reduce child malnutrition Technical assistance from World Bank, UNICEF & WFP