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Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Key To Ending Malnutrition, Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: How Can Effective Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Help Us Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and End All Forms of Malnutrition by 2030?
Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

“…While we have managed to elevate the importance of nutrition and develop a common vision at the global level, we clearly need more alignment on priorities between the various global platforms. At the national level, countries are taking major steps towards ending malnutrition. … But we need many more countries to join this fight and be active within existing multi-stakeholder partnerships to maximize their impact. … At the regional level of food systems, we have seen perhaps the least attention. … As we look to using more multi-stakeholder partnerships, let’s not reinvent the wheel. At GAIN we have learned a lot already implementing these over the last decade … Multi-stakeholder partnership is a new term, but underlying it are solid principles of working together in a more inclusive and effective way, and not sticking in our silos…” (10/16).

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