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CSA-SUN, Right2Grow to work together to reduce child malnutrition in Bangladesh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8th December, 2022 05:32:25 PM
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Civil Society Alliances for Scaling Up Nutrition (CSA-SUN) and Right2Grow consortium in Bangladesh have agreed to make a joint effort that will be focused to reduce child malnutrition in Bangladesh.

The programme will be implemented by influencing multiple sectors of government, civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses & researchers in a collective and coordinated effort.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the CSA-SUN and Right2Grow has been signed at a signing function held at a city hotel on Thursday. 

Right2Grow programme representative Imam Mahmud Riad and Saiqa Siraj, Country Director of Nutrition International signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.

Tania Sharmin, Director-FSL/Child Poverty of Save the children, Badiul Alam Majumdar, Country Director of The Hunger Project, Tapan Kumar Chakraborty, Deputy Country Director of Action Against Hunger, Dr. Shahed Rahman, Secretary of CSA-SUN Bangladesh, Iqbal Azad, Team Lead of the Right2Grow Project Consortium Bangladesh and Md. Taufiqul Islam, Manager of Right2Grow Save the Children in Bangladesh were present among others at the event. 

The whole MoU process was facilitated by Save the Children International, which is actually responsible for the overall coordination of the lobby and advocacy of Right2Grow project.

CSA-SUN, BD is a unique civil society movement a national multi-sectoral collaboration to end malnutrition for all by 2030. Right2Grow is working for every child to be able to reach their full potential its long-term goal is for all children under 5 to be well nourished. Right2Grow consortium and CSA-SUN BD will work jointly to ensure representation in all relevant platforms of nutrition".

Such collaboration is beneficial to both entities and can greatly enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. Right2Grow aims to play a leading role in such collaborative initiatives.