IGAD Bi-annual Meeting on Food Security and Nutrition

Ended
Type:
Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Date:
Sept. 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - Sept. 14, 2021, 12:30 p.m. (GMT+03:00 Africa/Nairobi)

The food security situation in the IGAD region remains extremely concerning. Based on the most recent report by the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG), an estimated 29 million people in seven of the eight IGAD Member States – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda faced Crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3+) in July 2021.

The nutrition situation in the region also remains critical with a high burden of chronic and acute malnutrition across most of the countries.

Multiple shocks, notably, conflict, the socio-economic effects of COVID-19, macro-economic shocks, and climate-related hazards continue to aggravate food insecurity and malnutrition in the region.

Since 2020, the IGAD Food Security, Nutrition and Resilience Analysis Hub (IFRAH) has been convening regional forums for the Member States and partners to jointly discuss the food security and nutrition situation in the region and identify practical and strategic response actions. It is against this background that IFRAH, through the support of the Government of Sweden, and in collaboration with the IPC-Global Support Unit (GSU) for East and Central Africa and the Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI) seeks to organize yet another similar event.

Objective

The objective of the meeting is to bring together the IGAD Member States and partners to jointly discuss their food security and nutrition analyses, in order to have a common understanding of the current situation in the region, and propose practical interventions for emergencies, medium-term and long-term responses.

  • Register for the meeting here.
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Additional Materials

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