#UrbanNutrition: Eliminating malnutrition in all its forms in the face of unprecedented rapid urbanization

The planet has become urban and by 2030 there will be 5 billion people living in cities. Low and middle-income countries are urbanizing at unprecedented rates and cities are struggling to accommodate for this rapid growth. Cities in low and middle income countries are facing the double burden of malnutrition. Almost a quarter of urban children are stunted and cities have become obesogenic environments, although they don’t have to be. 
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda have both outlined the importance of creating inclusive cities and improving food and nutrition security. We cannot do one without the other. In order to plan cities for improved nutrition we will need the help of all actors (local and national governments, civil society, the private sector, and international organizations).
On Wednesday, 18 January 2017, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the SUN Business Network (SBN) and the International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) are hosting a panel discussion on “#UrbanNutrition: Eliminating Malnutrition in All its Forms in the Face of Unprecedented Rapid Urbanization” from 15:00 to 16:00 at the WFP tent, Promenade 139, Davos 7260, Switzerland.
Speakers include: 

This event will build upon the discussions from our recent official side event of Habitat III “Good Governance for Healthy and Sustainable Urban Food Systems” co-sponsored with Food Smart Cities for Development-an EU project coordinated by the City of Milan, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

RSVP by Tuesday, 17 January 2017 here or write to bmontesi@gainhealth.org

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Start date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
End date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017