Presentation on theme: "CARE International Food & Nutrition Security Strategy Food & Nutrition Team Workshop Atlanta, GA April 30, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
CARE International Food & Nutrition Security Strategy Food & Nutrition Team Workshop Atlanta, GA April 30, 2014
The process of the CI FS strategy A call to action CARE and Oxfam: Multi-stakeholder forum (Rome, April 2008) CARE’s Agenda for Action: CARE’s Global Conference (Johannesburg, November 2008) Food Security Working Groups London, February 2009 Atlanta, February 2010 Consultant to completed the strategy Towards an implementa tion plan CI POC (Program and Operations Committee) approved strategy, formation of Steering Committee and development of 18-month implementation plans Steering committee develops ToC and initial plan Current discussions and organizational processes (CI 2020 Vision, CARE Global, CI Program Strategy, formation of Food and Security Team)
Goal of the CI FSS CARE, in partnership with stakeholders, supports the empowerment of poor women and girls to realize gender equitable and sustainable food and nutrition security
Impact Group Vulnerable women and girls living in ultra- poverty, marginalized from socio-economic support and opportunity
Theory of Change CARE supports the empowerment of poor women and girls to realize gender equitable and sustainable food & nutrition security by…. Enhancing environmental sustainability, adaptive capacity and resilience to shock and stress Women realize their right to food through increased access to and control over resources Promote pro-poor and gender equitable institutions that protect and promote the food security and nutrition of poor women and girls Demonstrating a long-term commitment to the community Addressing all three components of the Unifying Framework Leveraging our areas of expertise, informed by our deep understanding of community needs Measuring impact and advocating for policy change Women’s Empowerment Good governance = xx Resilience
Logic of the ToC….. Domains of change – you cannot achieve gender equitable and sustainable food and nutrition security unless you address the underlying causes of poverty and inequality and build just (equitable, fair) systems for managing opportunity, risk and uncertainty
Technical pillars for a comprehensive approach Agricultural production and marketing systems Livelihood strategies Nutrition Social protection Emergency response Right to food linked to governance To transform the lives of women, girls and their families by building on their own capabilities and desires to ensure the availability, access, utilization and stability of safe, quality nutritious food
An integrated approach – The technical pillars The technical pillars do address the key components to build livelihoods and protect and provide food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable The technical pillars do not articulate fundamentals about CARE’s approaches – program approach, analysis, advocacy, women’s empowerment and gender transformation Therefore, we will contextualize the CI FNS strategy with a program framework
CI FNS Strategy Framework (CARE UK) Availability Access Utilization Stability
What is Our Value Proposition? Goal: CARE International, in partnership with stakeholders, supports the empowerment of poor women and girls to realize gender equitable and sustainable food & nutrition security. Impact Group: Vulnerable women and girls living in ultra poverty, marginalized from socio-economic support and opportunity. Supporting change that: Enhances environmental sustainability, adaptive capacity and resilience to shock and stresses (Strengthening resilience) Enables women realize their right to food and optimal nutrition through increased access to and control over resources (Empowering women) Promotes pro-poor and gender equitable institutions protecting and promoting the food security and nutritional status of poor women and girls (Transforming governance)
Our Value Proposition – a Venn Diagram Strengthening Resilience Transforming Governance Empowering Women The intersection of these three things is our value proposition
Big Questions: Overarching What are the UCVPs in Pathways COs? Which of these barriers should CARE work on? Why are women and girls hungry? Analysis of the right to food, inequities and social justice Policy scans etc
Questions ???? Women’s Empowerment (WE framework) –Is women’s empowerment fundamental to achieving food and nutrition security? Why and in what ways? Strengthening Resilience (Livelihoods framework) –What do we mean by resilience, and how to you strengthen resilience of chronically food insecure women? Governance (UK Governance Framework) –How can more accountable systems for food and livelihoods justice be built?
Positioning CARE in FNS How do we communicate and represent the strategy across the organization? How do we engage with teams in CI member offices? How is the strategy relevant to developing long- term programs? In what ways can it be operationalized? How do we build our profile and use this to lever new partnerships? How is CARE a good investment for allies, partners and donors?
CI FNS Strategy How can we be effective in supporting country office portfolios for long term programs in FNS?(design, implementation, partnerships, resources and impact measurement) What are current realistic approaches and activities for FY15 and beyond?
Steering Committee Composition Composition: 11 members : 5 CI members: USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Austria Co-chaired: CARE USA & CARE Canada (CARE UK) Terms of Reference: Guidance and oversight of the strategy Develop a program framework Guidance to RMU & CO on long-range FNS programs Leading the socialization of the strategy Identify resource mobilization opportunities Create and sustain synergies with CI initiatives Monitor and evaluate progress of the strategy