Hosts: Kenya Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Languages: English, French
Where: room 15
The Kenya Red Cross and the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent’s side event will feature presentations and a panel discussion, “Towards Hunger Resilience” – a call to enhance collaboration and define ways of joining forces to achieve hunger resilience. The event will be moderated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the panel will be composed of representatives from the Kenya Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross and Nestlé.
This event will bring together the diplomatic and development communities, National Societies along with the private sector, academia and research, and civil society to discuss and share experiences on achieving hunger resilience. Food security, sustainable agriculture and nutrition play a key role for hunger resilience as part of building sustainable production. Critical components needed to enhance hunger resilience are: a multi-sectorial and stakeholder approach to mainstreaming management in food security; agriculture and nutrition programmes with functional institutions; risk governance mechanisms; effective early warning systems on weather /climate extremes; and links with research and private sector partners.
It has been recognized that malnutrition is not to be solved as a standalone problem but rather by a combination of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions, including improving climate-smart agriculture and sustainable livelihoods. The recurrence of food crises and competition for resources is pushing the international community to increase its focus on reducing the risks and increasing community resilience to hunger.