21st Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

Nutrition in Senegal: Achievements and Prospects

Date: 
November 10, 2011
Time: 
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Presenter(s): 
Abdoulaye Ka, National Committee for the Fight against Malnutrition
Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org 202-862-8107

Location: 

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

After several major transitions, Senegal succeeded in developing a multisectoral strategy to achieve sustainable nutrition outcomes. The country achieved significant results through a combination of actions, including a strong political commitment to fighting malnutrition and the development of a coherent architecture to support this effort. An integral part of this architecture was the creation of a coordinating entity, the Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition (Unit for the Fight against Malnutrition), or CLM, which is supported by a highly performing operational and monitoring system.

In his presentation, Mr. Ka will describe Senegal's strategic approach and the challenges it faced in institutionalizing and scaling up nutrition interventions. He will draw lessons from the key political, financial, and managerial factors that have made nutrition part of the country's development agenda. He will also describe Senegal's early and active engagement in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement.