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Investing in Global Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition (June 11)
The COVID-19 crisis has shown us that global crises do not affect everyone the same. Current global crises are disproportionately impacting the lives and livelihoods of mothers and children. Given the upcoming pledging moments and opportunities for the global community – specifically the Nutrition 4 Growth Summit and the UN Food Systems Summit – we need to ensure that sufficient attention is paid to mothers and children, especially in the first 1000-days between a woman's pregnancy and the child's 2nd birthday.

This multi-sector virtual roundtable, co-hosted by FAO North America and the Alliance to End Hunger, is a critical opportunity for the global food security and nutrition community to highlight why investing in maternal and child nutrition is critical to reaching SDG2 and to discuss why now is the time for the world to make a bold commitment towards ending malnutrition.

Opening Remarks
Thomas Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO North America

Keynote Speaker
Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Food Ethics and Policy, Director of the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program, Johns Hopkins University

Panelists
Nancy J Aburto, Deputy Director, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO
Shawn K. Baker, Chief Nutritionist, US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Meera Shekar, Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank
Timothy Strong, Head of Agriculture Finance, Opportunity International
Taryn Barclay, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement, Cargill

Moderator
Eric Mitchell, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger

Join the conversation on Twitter during the event using #1000days.

Jun 11, 2021 09:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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