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Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit 2021

7 Dec 2021
Lobster grilling on the barbeque.

The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit December 7-8, 2021 provided a historic opportunity to transform the way the world tackles the global challenge of malnutrition. The Summit came at a critical time, midway through the United Nations (UN) Decade of Action on Nutrition, with only five years left to achieve the World Health Assembly (WHA) targets on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, and 10 years to reach the SDGs. Events through 2021 focused on securing new financial and political commitments from governments, donors, civil society, United Nations (UN), and businesses. A capstone to the year, N4G was hosted by the Government of Japan and was positioned to celebrate the significant commitments made, mobilize additional commitments, and re-energize political momentum for nutrition.

Blue Food Side Events at Nutrition for Growth

Investing for Impact: Towards Healthier and Sustainable Diets through Research

Dec 10, 2021 | 15:00 – 16:30 JST | Virtual | Hosted by IRRI, Alliance of Biodiversity and CIAT | Register

A session on the importance of investing in impactful research, with speakers including Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted from WorldFish.

Nutrition Research in Policy: Research impact on policy and practice in nutrition

Dec 14, 2021 | 10:00-13:00 JST | Virtual | Hosted by Global Challenges Research Fund at UK Research and Innovation | Learn more

Chaired by GCRF Challenge Leader for the Food Systems Portfolio and Cross-Portfolio Gender Advisor Tahrat Shahid, researchers and stakeholders who have worked across nutrition and associated areas of global food systems discussed research and innovations in nutrition and ways to steer policies and practices that are inclusive, fair and just at the national and global levels. Speakers included Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted from WorldFish.

Learn more about the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth Summit

Read the Blue Food Assessment Nutrition paper