Why is bringing nutrition and resilience together so critical today?

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Why is bringing nutrition and resilience together so critical today?

  1. 1. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Side event IFRC/FAO Why is bringing nutrition and resilience together so critical today? IFPI 2020 Resilience conference – Side event: Nutrition: An Input and an Outcome of Resilience Jill Clements IFRC country representative, Ethiopia Wednesday 15th May 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  2. 2. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Resilience “the ability of individuals, communities, organizations or countries exposed to disasters, crises and underlying vulnerabilities to anticipate, reduce the impact of, cope with, and recover from the effects of adversity without compromising their long term prospects”.
  3. 3. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Resilience and Nutrition in RCRC Programming  RCRC investment in disaster risk reduction and resilience steadily increasing (CHF 122M in 2013 reaching over 25.6M people)  Key principles include: people first, local ownership, long term perspective, comprehensive approach that acknowledges interdependencies, recognise limits, embrace partnerships.  Learning and scaling up
  4. 4. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Red Cross Red Crescent examples  Mauritania  Namibia  Niger  Kenya  Rwanda  Ethiopia
  5. 5. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Twin-track approach in Mauritania  Relief intervention to cover immediate needs  Working with communities to help them become more resilient to the next drought
  6. 6. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Integrated food security interventions in Namibia Integrated programme to tackle:  food availability,  food access,  malnutrition, and  poverty.
  7. 7. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Tackling malnutrition in Niger  Nutrition-specific programmes targeting malnourished children  Integrated within the government healthcare centres  Includes community awareness raising and nutritional education
  8. 8. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Strengthening hunger resilience in Kenya  improve and diversify agricultural production and seasonal income options,  improve access to clean water, sanitation facilities and awareness on hygiene measures.  build capacity of target groups to support and sustain both livelihood, water and sanitation components
  9. 9. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Livestock rotation in Rwanda The project provide herds of cattle, pigs, goats, rabbits and other livestock to targeted communities.  Livelihoods sustainably strengthened  Manure help fertilize land  Household able to see excess farm products  Milk improve nutritional status
  10. 10. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Integrated Food Security in Ethiopia Long term initiative started in Tigray and now expanding to Somali region includes the integration of:  livelihood diversification through micro loans  health/water and sanitation (community and school levels)  disaster risk reduction (Resilience Committees and EWEA)
  11. 11. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Resilience: nutrition and more Zambezi River Basin Initiative:  Collaborating National Societies across borders  Reducing vulnerability  Building community resilience  Integrated and multi-sectoral approach
  12. 12. www.ifrc.org Saving lives, changing minds. Side event IFRC/FAO Thank you! For further information: Jill Clements Country Representative, IFRC ETHIOPIA jill.clements@ifrc.org

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