Until recently, it was widely thought that half of the world’s population lived in cities. The United Nations places the global number at 55 percent, with Africa at 43 percent and Asia at 50 percent.
Efforts to improve nutrition are among the most transformative and cost-effective interventions in global health and food security. Affecting one in three people globally, malnutrition is inherently intertwined with other pressing health and development challenges. As the single largest donor to global nutrition efforts, the United States plays a critical role in addressing malnutrition and advocating greater global support. Uganda, as a focal country of U.S. nutrition, health, food security, and agriculture initiatives, provides a specific lens through which to assess U.S. support and global opportunities for advancing nutrition. The CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the CSIS Global Food Security Project are co-hosting this event to launch their report from a recent research trip to the country and discuss the future of nutrition as a priority within U.S. development assistance policy.
Director, Global Food Security Project & Humanitarian Agenda
Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Chief of Party, USAID Integrated Community and Nutrition Activity (ICAN)
Global Lead, Health, Nutrition & Population, World Bank
Deputy Director & Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS