The Bangladesh National Nutrition Council, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the Second National Plan of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025 that was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders. Its goal is to improve the nutritional status of all citizens and reduce all forms of malnutrition, with a focus on children, adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Bangladesh is one of four Compact2025 focal countries committed to rapidly ending hunger and undernutrition. Compact2025 organized a roundtable discussion in Dhaka in May 2016, bringing together a range of stakeholders to discuss how to accelerate the already impressive progress Bangladesh has made in reducing hunger and undernutrition. As a follow-up to the roundtable discussion, a Compact2025 country forum will take place in Dhaka on October 4, 2017.
Additional highlights from this week’s Compact2025 News in Brief include:
- The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) presents a Nutrition-Sensitive Intervention Selection Tool that helps improve nutrition outcomes by optimizing agricultural investments.
- Sustainable Nutrition for All shares insights from social and behavior change communication approaches in Uganda and Zambia.
- The final report from Agriculture and Food Day highlights key messages on the importance of achieving SDG 2, the interlinkages between SDG 2 and other SDGs, and innovative ideas across the agri-food chain.