Technical series on the conceptual framework for addressing acute malnutrition in Africa’s drylands
Event Date: Oct 22, 2020 to Nov 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM (GMT +1)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Host: FAO and Tufts Universityhttps://sites.tufts.edu/malnutritionframework/
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.
Panel 1: Basic drivers of acute malnutrition: environment and seasonality. October 22 at 8:30AM EDT, 2:30PM CEST, 3:30PM EAT. Register here.
Panel 2: Basic drivers of acute malnutrition: systems and institutions. October 29 at 9:30AM EDT, 2:30PM CET, 4:30PM EAT. Register here.
Panel 3: Basic drivers of acute malnutrition: dryland livelihood systems, vulnerability, resilience and shocks. November 5 at 8:30AM EST, 2:30PM CET, 4:30PM EAT. Register here.
Panel 4: Next steps: how can the drivers of persistent malnutrition shape the response? November 12 at 8:30AM EST, 2:30PM CET, 4:30PM EAT. Register here.
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. The events will be in English with simultaneous translation to French.