Panel 2: Basic drivers of acute malnutrition: systems and institutions

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Please join FAO and Tufts University for the technical series on the conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands on October 22 and 29 and November 5 and 12, 2020. Events will be in English and French.

Childhood wasting is an increasing global public health problem and studies have shown that emergency rates of global acute malnutrition persist in the longer-term in some dryland contexts—even in the absence of an obvious emergency and despite ongoing packages of essential nutrition interventions.

FAO and Tufts are co-hosting this technical series to review the basic drivers of malnutrition in Africa’s drylands and discuss an adapted conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands.

This the second event in a four part series. The panel, "Basic drivers of acute malnutrition: systems and institutions" will review the role and influence of systems and institutions (formal and informal, e.g. governance, social norms and expectations etc.) on livelihoods and on the underlying drivers of wasting, in order to better understand how these systems can potentially buffer shocks and sustainably address acute malnutrition.

Visit the series website for background on the series, welcome videos, details about each panel, and opportunities to get involved. We encourage you to attend all of the events in the series. You must register for each event separately.

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Anyone one may register here.