The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power on Wednesday met virtually with CEOs from leading non-governmental organizations, philanthropies, and the private sector to discuss collaborative efforts that will advance shared nutrition goals.
“Administrator Power discussed USAID’s leadership in the U.S. Government’s fight against malnutrition through its Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy and the Feed the Future initiative,” USAID Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif said in a statement.
At the UN Food Systems Summit, the United States pledged a multi-year, $5 billion investment in Feed the Future, expanding efforts around the world to combat hunger and malnutrition and build sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food systems.
Chalif added that the CEOs discussed their initiative to elevate nutrition as a critical element to accelerating the social and economic transformation of developing countries.
“Administrator Power agreed with the CEOs that December’s Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo offered an excellent opportunity for governments, donors, and the private sector to”double down” on financial commitments to end malnutrition,” she said.