Invitation - Conference: Leaving no one behind - making the casefor adolescent girls - 22- 23 October - IFAD & Save the Children

14.10.2018 16:40

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Save the Children are pleased to invite you to the International Conference:

“Leaving no one behind – making the case for adolescent girls”

22 – 23 October, 2018

IFAD HQ - Via Paolo di Dono, 44, 00142 Rome, Italy

To confirm your participation please fill in the registration form here

CONCEPT NOTE

The conference, supported by the Government of Canada, will highlight the importance of investing in adolescents to ensure that they grow up and are educated in a healthy and safe environment which prevents the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty. Adolescent girls, especially if undernourished and stunted, are more likely to die in childbirth, be left nutritionally depleted and give birth to malnourished children, affecting their development and future productivity. The conference will focus on interventions and holistic approaches to fight against early marriage and early pregnancies, with special attention to youth empowerment initiatives, considered through a nutrition lens.

The conference intends to sustain on-going momentum of identifying solutions to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition, and contribute to the achievement of the global nutrition goals, and the objectives of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition. Looking beyond health interventions, the conference will also discuss a wide-range of aspects determining the situation of adolescents.

 

 

For further information please contact:

Adolescents.ConferenceIFAD@savethechildren.org

Or visit the Event Website