24 June 2019
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African Development Bank to Host Regional Nutrition Sensitization Event for West and Central Africa

Ccia Bad, Auditorium, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire — On 24 June 2019, the African Development Bank, in collaboration with partners, will host a regional nutrition sensitization event for West and Central Africa. The event will unpack how to harness Africa's grey matter infrastructure through nutrition-smart investments, which could be catalytic for realizing socioeconomic growth and greater prosperity.

This event is the first in a series of regional hub information events to discuss the Bank's nutrition strategy, raise awareness of the plan's achievements, increase cross-sectoral collaboration and highlight the crucial role for senior management, staff and external stakeholders in realizing the Bank's vision.

The event will convene Bank leadership and staff, public and private sector partners and bilateral institutions. It will take place from 09:30 to 13:30 in the Auditorium of CCIA BAD, in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Over the last few years, nutrition has been a focus area of the Bank's activities, linked to its High 5 priorities.

In Dec 2018, the Bank launched its Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan (2018-2025) committing to scaling up the proportion of its investments that are 'nutrition-smart' in agriculture, water, sanitation and hygiene, social and health sectors. The objective of this plan is to contribute to a 40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under 5 by 2025.

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