Using a Gender-Transformative approach to unlock the potential of food systems to address the full social complexity of malnutrition
byMelani O'Leary
Academy Week Learning Lab
| Food Systems, Gender and Equity, Nutrition
Date and Time
From: 21 June 2021, 15:30
To: 21 June 2021, 17:30
BST British Summer Time GMT+1:00
Country: United Kingdom
Open Full Event


COVID-19 has exacerbated inequality in food systems, disproportionally impacting women/girls. Building forward better requires a shift in thinking to understand power imbalances and resulting gender inequalities that impact the way food is produced and consumed. Programs need to focus on changing conditions, so women/girls are empowered to lead as transformational change agents. It also demands change in systems, to become more equitable/responsive to the needs of women/girls. The Gender-Transformative Framework for Nutrition (GTFN) harnesses evidence-based research to support game changing program, policy and research design that makes gender equality the central foundation upon which multi-sectoral responses to nutrition are built. Participants will learn about the fundamental interlinkages between nutrition, food systems and gender equality, look at challenges and opportunities regarding measuring these linkages, and participate in an exercise to analyse gendered causes of malnutrition to move from theoretical understanding to practical application.

Preparation materials:

Please review the GTFN Report and Executive Summary found here.

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Hi, can anyone share the recordings?

Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman

23 Jun 2021
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