Event Details

JICA, AUDA-NEPAD, and IFNA's Joint Commitment to Nutrition and Balancing the Trilemma of Home-Grown School Feeding (tentative)

2022/8/23 (Tue)19:30-21:00(JST)
Type of Event
Online Webinar
African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD)


The Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2021 addressed the global concern of malnutrition and acknowledged the importance of further efforts to exert a collective impact on nutrition through collaboration among governments and development partners.
JICA made the JICA Nutrition Declaration to realize our shared goal of "nutrition for all." JICA expressed a strong commitment to further promote IFNA, the Initiative of Food and Nutrition Security in Africa. At N4G 2021, IFNA also announced its commitment to “nutrition improvement in Africa”or the so-called “Africa commitment."
The AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government has adopted “nutrition” as the 2022 theme (Building Resilience in Nutrition on the African Continent: Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development). During the AU's Year of Nutrition in 2022, AUDA-NEPAD will strongly emphasize home-grown school feeding (HGSF), for which AUDA-NEPAD is developing guidelines. Additionally, the Government of Japan joined the School Meals Coalition in January 2022.
HGSF relies on multi-sectoral coordination among education, health, and agriculture. It can also be strengthened through adoption of a nutrient-focused approach. HGSF has its own trilemma regarding balancing affordability, nutritional balance, and local livelihoods.

Key Questions

  • How HGSF can contribute to food and nutrition security against the recent food crisis?
  • What are the positive and negative impact of implementing HGSF on cost?
  • What is the impact of introducing HGSF on the community? How to make positive impact?
  • What are the challenges in supply chain and school feeding systems to implement sustainable HGSF?


This event aims at introducing IFNA’s achievements, approaches, and future direction, with particular attention to the potential of home-grown school feeding, thereby calling for broader partnership regarding extracting nutrition from food and agriculture.


Dr. TANAKA Akihiko
President, JICA
Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas
Dr. TANAKA Akihiko
President, JICA
Prof. Mohammed Belhocine
Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, African Union
Ms. Niamh O’Grady
Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning, School-based Programmes, WFP
Dr. Monicah Kinuthia
Ag. Director,Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs and Special Programs, State Department for ASALs, Kenya
Ms. Olusola Olayinka Idowu
Permanent Secretary, Budget and National Planning, Nigeria
Ms. Vanity M. Mafule
Assistant Director, Ministry of Local Government, Botswana
Mr. NAKATA Shunichi
Senior Advisor, Economic Development Department, JICA
Ms. Kefilwe R. Moalosi
Project Manager – Nutrition, AUDA-NEPAD
Mr. KUBOTA Osamu
Vice-President, JICA

*The deadline for registration is 17:00, Monday, August 22 (Japan time).