Addressing Nutrition Crises in South Asia

On February 1, the Movement for Community-led Development partnered with InterAction on their next Big Think session on U.S. Global Food Security Response: Zeroing in on Local Leadership. In a thoughtful discussion moderated by MCLD-Uganda’s Sophie Kange, participants came together to learn about the U.S. global food security response from the perspectives of local and community-based organizations. We dove particularly into the main problems leading to food insecurity within their context, challenges local organizations face in accessing U.S. government resources and opportunities for collaboration and partnership with local organizations. 

Speakers included:

Sophie Kange, (Moderator) MCLD- Uganda
Damith Kulanayake, Executive Director of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka
Qamar Iqbal, Program Manager for the Rural Community Development Society, Pakistan
Mirza Faris, Nutrition Coordinator, Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Bangladesh. 
Estrella Penunia, Secretary-General, Asian Farmers’ Association, Philippines   

Watch the call recording: