Posted On: 07 August, 2018
The National Gender Centre (NGC), LBSNAA, in collaboration with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), conducted a two days Workshop on Stepping up to India’s Nutrition Challenge: The Critical Role of Policy Makers at LBSNAA, on 6 & 7 August, 2018, for District Magistrates, and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Zilla Parishads, from 32 aspirational Districts from around the country. The goal of the short course was to highlight the significance of nutrition in the overall development of these selected districts, and equip the District Magistrates with knowledge and skills to identify and address nutrition-related issues with the use of data and evidence.
Presenting a vision for a malnutrition-free India, Alok Kumar, Member, NITI Aayog, addressed the participants on the first day. He highlighted the importance of community engagement in a campaign mode.
Through interactive diagnostic exercises for individual districts, the participants examined their specific District Nutrition Profiles, identified the key vulnerabilities and started the journey towards developing district-focused plans of action for improving the status of nutrition.