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African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of “African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

African Union and African Development Bank to co-host launch of “African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Accountability Scorecard

 What:     African leaders will gather at a side event of the 32nd African Union Summit, to launch the African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard

Where: Lalibela Ballroom, Hotel Sheraton, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 When: 12:30-1400, Monday, 11 February 2019

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4 February 2019 – The African Union, His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho, the African Development Bank, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners, will launch the African Leaders For Nutrition (ALN) Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard on Monday 11 February 2019.

The event, under the theme “A Call for Better Advocacy and Accountability for Nutrition Investments,” will be chaired by His Majesty King Letsie III and African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.

The Continental Nutrition Accountability Scorecard is the latest tool produced by ALN to raise awareness and reinforce commitments by African governments to end malnutrition and promote healthy children.

This data-based advocacy tool gives an overview of how African leaders are doing on their delivery of the main nutrition indicators. It is expected that the scorecard will increasingly be used to track Africa’s effort to halt malnutrition and its effects.

Media opportunities:

  • Journalists are invited to cover the launch
  • A press release will be issued following the launch

NB:      A shuttle will be organised from AU Headquarters to Sheraton Hotel at 11.30 am for interested journalists

 Media Contact:

 African Development Bank: Solange Kamuanga-Tossou, Media Relations Officer: Tel +225 20 26 29 78,  s.kamuanga-tossou@afdb.org

African Union: Gamal Eldin Ahmed A. Karrar, Sr. Communications Officer, African Union Commission, email: gamalk@africa-union.org tel:

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