Accelerating the end of hunger and undernutrition by 2025 needs swift actions that are well formed and implemented. Decisionmakers need sound evidence and timely advice, as well as novel approaches, to guide such actions. The Compact2025 global Knowledge and Innovation (K&I) Hub fills this need at the global level. It is closely connected with and complemented by country-specific hubs. The global K&I Hub has four areas of focus or spokes:
- Catalyze innovation: Through a virtual innovation lab, the K&I Hub will engage with researchers and practitioners from a wide range of sectors to pilot and experiment with out-of-the-box ideas for implementing and scaling up strategies against hunger and undernutrition. To further spark innovation and jump-start research and action in areas critical to the mission of Compact2025, the lab will offer access to competitive grants and build local capacity.
- Generate knowledge: Through a web-based portal, the K&I Hub will provide curated knowledge – including key publications, multi-media presentations, toolkits, and more -- on how to accelerate progress towards ending hunger and undernutrition. Best practices from all over the world will be synthesized to promote South-South learning. Nourishing Millions, a collection of evidence-based case studies of nutrition successes, is an example of one such multi-media resource. The Hub will also disseminate regular bulletins on important developments in food security and nutrition.
- Engage stakeholders: The K&I Hub will facilitate opportunities for decisionmakers to interact, learn, and take action on hunger and undernutrition within their countries, networks, and platforms. The Hub will link policymakers, practitioners, and researchers from different sectors through virtual and in-person policy dialogues.
- Monitor progress: The K&I Hub will assess progress toward ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025 through a dashboard of key indicators, thereby helping provide accountability for global, regional, and national goals and initiatives, such as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, and others. Further, the K&I Hub will bring together key reports and indices that track commitments and progress such as the Global Nutrition Report and Global Hunger Index, boosting country capacity to collect and act upon better quality and timely data on food security and nutrition.
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