As a group of committed partners, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the World Food Programme (WFP), and The Power of Nutrition (TPON) envision creating and implementing the First 1,000 Days Initiative and the respective Multi-Donor Trust Fund. The Fund will increase funding for nutrition programmes in vulnerable countries, including Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries with a high prevalence of malnutrition. It aims to mobilize resources worth USD 200 million over five years through a range of funding and innovative financing instruments.
This partnership aims to prevent malnutrition and save and change more lives in vulnerable countries by taking multi-sectoral interventions to scale, specifically those focused on the critical first 1,000 days of life. It will support the effective implementation of national plans by empowering local economies and bringing new players to the table to generate evidence of what works sustainably.
Each organization will bring unique capabilities and strengths to bear. Additional stakeholders are encouraged to contribute to this Initiative to help achieve the 2025 World Health Assembly (WHA) nutrition targets and the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
The partners will work together to positively impact nutrition challenges faced by vulnerable communities worldwide by establishing strategic synergies beyond their current efforts at both regional and global levels. Several potential areas are being explored:
This Statement of Collaboration, supported by all the three parties engaged in this new partnership, will be followed by a formal partnership agreement.
This agreement will outline what the partnership aims to achieve and address each agency’s specific roles and responsibilities, among other relevant details and provisions.