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Women fish processors in Cambodia. Photo by WorldFish
Women fish processors in Cambodia. Photo by WorldFish
“I will ensure that the CGIAR Nutrition Impact Platform contributes to the global goals by building on the right to diverse, nutritious and safe foods for all, leaving no one behind. Focus must be given to the poor and vulnerable, including women and children in the first 1,000 days of life, and also adhering to the principles of social justice and equity.”
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted
Director, CGIAR Nutrition Impact Platform

Established in 2022, the CGIAR Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform will support the CGIAR to deliver on UN Sustainable Development Goal targets for action to: End hunger for all and enable affordable healthy diets for the 3 billion people who do not currently have access to safe and nutritious food (SDG 2); and reduce cases of foodborne illness (600 million annually) and zoonotic disease (1 billion annually) by one third (SDG 3). This is increasingly critical as diets are becoming less diverse, nutritious and affordable for many, exacerbated by disruptions caused by climate change, conflicts and COVID-19.

To realize these goals, the Nutrition Impact Platform will deliver on four key functions: convening communities of practice; deepening CGIAR and partner capacities; amplifying external profile and pathways to impact; and advising portfolio-level management and strategy. These key functions are integrated across all five Impact Platforms.

Further to these functions, the Nutrition Impact Platform also aims to achieve the following:

  • Inform the global agenda through CGIAR research, evidence and success stories; and lead global thinking on food systems transformation;
  • Showcase knowledge, evidence, metrics and methods from CGIAR, in themes including One Health, nutrition and food security;
  • Build new and strengthen existing partnerships, as well as capacities of CGIAR and partners; and
  • Support CGIAR portfolio through analyses of gaps, trade-offs and synergies, guided by communities of practice to steer research towards outcomes and impacts.

In order to generate evidence and influence the high-level global agenda, the Nutrition Impact Platform must foster strong working relationships with CGIAR researchers and partners, across the six regions. The Nutrition Impact Platform will reach out to all CGIAR Centers and Initiatives, especially the 11 CGIAR Initiatives that deliver primarily on the Nutrition, health & food security Impact Area, to convene communities that will contribute strongly to measuring, evaluating, learning and assessing the impacts of CGIAR work, in this area.

Impact Area: Nutrition, health & food security

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CGIAR Initiatives: Nutrition, health & food security

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