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The African Union Summit High-Level Nutrition Side Event

The African Union Summit High-Level Nutrition Side Event

January 24, 2024 - Last update: February 12, 2024

Achieving Nutrition Goals in Africa Post-Malabo: Public and Private Sector Sustainable Nutrition Financing 

The Government of Ethiopia, African Union Development Agency-NEPAD, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, and Results for Development, with support from esteemed partners including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID, are hosting a high-level side event on nutrition financing on the sideline of the 37th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.   

Together, we aim to develop a Call-to-Action for sustainable nutrition financing for countries in Africa to feed into the Post-Malabo discussions. 

The Official Session:

  • Moderator: Mrs. Estherine Lisinge-Fotabong, Director of Agriculture, Food Security and Environmental Sustainability - AUDA-NEPAD   
  • Her Excellency, Adanech Abiebie, Mayor of Addis Ababa  
  • H.E. Mrs. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, CEO, AUDA-NEPAD
  • H.E. Amb Sacko Josefa Leonel Correa, Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment, African Union  
  • H.E. Elias M. Magosi, SADC Secretariat Executive Director 
  • Dr. Hameed Nuru, United Nations Representative to the AU and ECA 
  • ASG Afshan Khan, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Coordinator (virtual) 
  • Keynote Address: H.E. Dr. Dereje Duguma, State Minister of Health, Ethiopia  

The Technical Session:

  • Moderator: Dr Namukulo Covic, Director General’s Representative to Ethiopia, CGIAR Ethiopia Country Convenor, CGIAR Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, President of the African Nutrition Society
  • Dr. Sisay Sinamo, Senior Programme Manager, Seqota Declaration, Federal Programme Delivery Unit & SUN Focal Point, Ethiopia 
  • Mrs. Chito N. Nelson, Deputy Director/Head Food and Nutrition Division, Dept of Social Development, Federal Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Nigeria 
  • Mr. Blessings Muwalo, Deputy Director of Nutrition, Ministry of Health, Department of Nutrition, Malawi 
  • Mrs. Mary Mpereh, Technical Advisor, Food Systems and Nutrition Security, National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Ghana 
  • Dr. Patricia N'Goran, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and SUN Focal Point 
  • Ms. Providence Mavubi, Director, Agriculture and Industry, COMESA 
  • Ms. Kefilwe Moalosi, Nutrition and Food Safety, Programme Officer, AUDA-NEPAD
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Kazanchis area, Guinea Conakry (Tito) Street
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

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Region
East and Southern Africa West and Central Africa
Country
Ethiopia
Topics
Budget management Nutrition Sustainable Development Goals
Organization
African Union Commission (AUC) Results for Development (R4D) Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement