Country Director PATH
To comprehensively tackle India’s persistent nutrition challenge, the Indian government launched an ambitious programme in March 2018. The Poshan Abhiyaan envisages elimination of malnutrition by 2020 and seeks to align several existing nutrition schemes that aim to improve, directly or indirectly, the nutritional status of pregnant women, mothers and children.
While POSHAN Abhiyaan has explicitly recognised the multisectoral nature of the challenge of malnutrition and has made “convergence” one of its key pillars, it has not yet charted out sharp operational clarity on how stakeholders can ensure that multiple programmes reach the target beneficiaries in the first 1,000-day period- the critical period for nutrition for both child and mother.
In this session the speakers will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and roadmap for multisectoral partnership to solve the problem of nutrition.
- What should be the role of public private engagements (PPEs) in catalyzing multisectoral commitments to nutrition?
- How can disruptive opportunities along the data value chain be used to plan for and assess multisectoral approaches?
- How can the design and delivery of multisectoral approach be strengthened while working with the government?
- How can the agri-sector and technology sector contribute to eliminating malnutrition?