On June 14 and 15, 2021, NCD Child, in partnership with the Ghana NCD Alliance and South Africa NCD Alliance hosted a virtual workshop, a UN Food Systems Independent Summit Dialogue, on addressing malnutrition in all its forms in sub-Saharan Africa. The dialogue included a plenary session on day 1, followed by breakout group discussions, which continued on day 2. The workshop provided an opportunity for organizations and individuals working on malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa to amplify their ideas for ensuring access to nutritious food for young people.
- Dr. Catherine Ndinda, Senior Researcher, Human Science Research Council of South Africa (Keynote speaker)
- Kwaku Onwona-Hwesoufour Asante, Executive Director, Agency for Health and Food Security, Ghana
- Busiso Moyo, Activist and Scholar, South Africa
- Dr. Mothusi Gaikitse, Paediatrician, Francistown Academic Hospital, Botswana
The breakout groups convened to collaborate on a specific issue under the workshop theme.
The primary objectives for this workshop were to:
- Provide a forum for focused collaboration and evidence-sharing on malnutrition
- Explore double-duty actions, and special considerations for promoting access to nutritious foods during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Provide a learning and networking opportunity for students and young people to strengthen their advocacy efforts related to NCDs
Watch the plenary event below.