Feed Her Future is a campaign dedicated to building public awareness about the importance of giving women and girls access to proper nutrition, through the lens and learning of CARE’s Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI). SANI is a $24.6 million CAD project funded by the Government of Canada and CARE. It is being implemented with the following project partners.
CARE Canada is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE works with the poorest communities in 94 countries to: improve basic health and education; enhance rural livelihoods and food security; increase access to clean water and sanitation; expand economic opportunity; help vulnerable people adapt to climate change; and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty. Programmatically, CARE focuses on reducing the impact of malnutrition in women, infants and children -- recognizing food security, agriculture systems, climate change resilience, livelihoods, health, care practices, and gender equality as key factors to ensure positive nutritional status. For example, CARE is leading the Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI), which is designed to give women, families, and health providers the tools they need to end malnutrition in women and children. SANI is funded by the Government of Canada, and is being implemented with the following project partners.
Learn more: www.care.ca
Cuso International is a development agency that works with skilled volunteers and collaborative partnerships to help people and the communities in which they live become more self-sufficient and resilient. Specifically, Cuso International is recruiting, training and deploying skilled volunteers for SANI project placements in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The volunteers, who are deployed for six months to one year in duration, are providing technical assistance to the SANI project in areas such as monitoring and evaluation, nutrition, finance, governance and policy, program management, and health. Cuso International is also providing SANI volunteers with comprehensive logistical and administrative support.
Learn more: www.cusointernational.org
The Interagency Coalition for AIDS and Development (ICAD) will lead a twinning program between Canadian and Southern African AIDS Service Organizations to support nutrition programming for HIV infected and affected pregnant / lactating mothers, women (15-49) and children (under 5) in the intervention areas. The twinning program, implemented over the last seven years by ICAD, is designed to encourage community-based organizations, AIDS service organizations and NGO's to collaborate and form partnerships with like-minded organizations in other countries or regions. ICAD's twinning initiative within SANI will build the capacity of civil society organizations in Canada, Malawi and Zambia to address the intersections between gender, nutrition, food security and HIV within a sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) framework.
Learn more: www.icad-cisd.com
McGill University’s Institute for Global Food Security facilitates interdisciplinary research on food security at a local, national and international level. Their collaboration with governmental and non-governmental agencies throughout the world aims to assist policy makers and practitioners with the knowledge gained by academia. Evidence-based public policy and programs against food insecurity have shown to be a powerful tool to achieve the goal of decreasing the number of food insecure people. Throughout the SANI project, McGill University is guiding the development of a monitoring plan and monitoring tools. McGill is also building capacity for implementation of monitoring systems, developing operational research, and supporting knowledge management.
Learn more: www.mcgill.ca/globalfoodsecurity/