Compact2025 Forum in Malawi: Moving From Relief to Resilience

Hunger and undernutrition impose enormous human and economic costs, not only increasing disease and death for millions, but also reducing global gross domestic product by US$1.4–2.1 trillion a year. Yet the tools to end them by 2025 are within our grasp.

Compact2025 is an initiative launched in November 2015, which aims to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025 by providing evidence-based support that builds on existing momentum of global networks, such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and global initiatives, such as the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition and the Zero Hunger Challenge. With an initial focus on four target countries-- Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Rwanda-- Compact2025 brings stakeholders together to set priorities, innovate and learn, fine-tune actions, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons in order to accelerate progress.

In May 2016, Malawi's Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima, a member of the C2025 Leadership Council, kicked off Malawi's first Compact2025 Roundtable Discussion, to discuss knowledge gaps and opportunities for accelerating progress to end hunger and undernutrition in Malawi by 2025.

This year's Compact2025 Forum, Moving From Relief to Resilience, will be held on October 31, 2017 at the Bingu International Conference Center in Lilongwe, Malawi. The event will bring together about 100 key national multi-sectoral stakeholders to reflect on the recommendations from last year's discussion in order to address how to “break the cycle” of food shortages followed by humanitarian response. Forum participants will also discuss lessons learned from a current review of how Malawi can best move from emergency-driven responses toward resilience-building strategies.

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Moving from Relief to Resilience 

October 31, 2017 | Malawi Compact2025 Forum 

Bingu International Conference Center | Lilongwe, Malawi

** More details to come. Inquiries may be directed to IFPRI-Malawi via email.