A violent eight-year conflict originating in Nigeria has intensified in the last four years and spread across borders into Niger, Chad and Cameroon, resulting in Africa’s biggest humanitarian and protection crisis.
It’s a busy Monday morning in the market town of Luanda, near Lake Victoria in Kenya, and shoppers are crowding around the many stalls selling tomatoes, onions and other vegetables. Over at the fish stall, however, business is slow. The tilapia on sale there are large and fresh, but they sell for 200 Kenyan shillings (£1.50). That’s a lot of money in an area where a day labourer might earn 400 shillings.
Africa has been named the ‘mobile continent’. An often cited example of development leapfrogging, countries have gone from no telephones to cell phones, skipping the need for investment in landlines altogether. And innovation has not stopped there. A wide array of services, offered through mobile platforms, have popped up to meet consumer demand.
“Germany will be working to ensure that the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau sends a strong signal for the fight against hunger and for food and nutrition security.” This statement was made by Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, at the presentation of the Global Nutrition Report. The event was co-hosted by the BMZ, CARE Germany-Luxembourg and GAIN.
here’s a lot that entrepreneurs in the nutrition sector can learn from each other, but it’s not always easy to find out who’s doing what.
GAIN’s Community of Practice (CoP) helps entrepreneurs, investors and organisations working in agriculture and nutrition to share experiences, network, and find out about market opportunities that could improve the quality and accessibility of nutritious foods.
The Country Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of GAIN’s strategy in Ethiopia, including the identification of GAIN’s niche in country, ensuring that GAIN plays a catalytic role in engaging government, donors, NGOs and business partners around strategies to end malnutrition and for in-country resource mobilization efforts.
GAIN is looking for a well-seasoned Project Manager to support implementing GAIN’s activities under the Seeds of Prosperity Program, funded by Unilever, The Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH and the Dutch government. The Seeds of Prosperity aims to improve the nutritional status of cash crop farmer families, both smallholders and estate workers, by improving dietary diversity, supplemental food sources and handwashing.
GAIN is seeking an exceptional leader for the role of Country Director Kenya.