The 2021 Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit was a milestone platform for achieving global attention and commitments for improving and investing in nutrition. Although we have some way to go to plug the global funding gap, the Summit was a positive step towards this by mobilising more commitments than ever before.
At The Power of Nutrition, our vision is a world where every child has the right nutrition to achieve their full potential. Every day our team works towards this by raising money and creating partnerships to advance the fight against malnutrition in Africa and Asia. Collaboration is at our core. Our nutrition programmes are more effective and sustainable through the co-investments we facilitate, and the expertise of the multiple stakeholders involved.
We recognise that our platform is unique, and our network’s achievements rely on our ongoing commitment to convening diverse funding and implementing partners for joint success. Our 2021 N4G commitments also reflect shifts in how we view our role and contributions to the sector, including going beyond stunting to tackle all forms of malnutrition, flexing our partnership criteria for greater impact, and embracing new financing flows and mechanisms, especially in innovative financing.
We have made seven commitments in the Nutrition Accountability Framework:
Other announcements and N4G activity
We also launched several new partnerships, projects, and announced our support to joint initiatives, including:
Our involvement in the main N4G Summit and its fringe events also reflects our shift to being even more of a tenacious sector champion, contributing to and promoting joint efforts wherever we can. We did this by:
N4G highlighted that we all agree business as usual is not enough. With all global goals off-track, we need to radically rethink approaches.
The Power of Nutrition will build on learnings from the Nutrition for Growth Year of Action in 2022 and beyond as part of our 2022-25 strategy – ‘Transforming Global Nutrition Financing, Together’. This includes embracing new funding sources, creating a more flexible model, and being a tenacious sector champion.
We look forward to even greater collaboration with the sector going forwards, and we celebrate with our partners, the Government of Japan, and others the successes achieved by this year’s N4G Summit.
For more information on The Power of Nutrition’s progress to-date, view our latest progress reports or read our ‘success stories’ article on the N4G website – Catalysing co-investments and partnerships for high scale, sustainable nutrition programmes.