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Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems


Harnessing the Power of Cross-sectoral Programming to Alleviate HIV/AIDS and Food Insecurity

Sponsored by  SEEP


1825 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
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May 30, 2013 (Thu), 8:30am-5:30am (EDT)


On May 30, 2013, FHI 360, USAID and The SEEP Network hosted a learning meeting to provide practitioners and policymakers a forum for sharing sound practices for collaborating across health, nutrition, food security, economic strengthening, enterprise development and social protection programs to ensure the best possible outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS and food insecurity. The event highlighted nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) as an entry point to cross-sectoral programming. 

The event was sponsored by The Livelihoods Food Security Technical Assistance (LIFT) Project and is organized in partnership with the SEEP’s STEP UP and HAMED learning groups and USAID. LIFT is led by FHI 360 and is supported by a USAID FIELD-Support Leader with Associates award. The LIFT approach builds a continuum of care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable households by increasing their access to high quality, context appropriate, market-led economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security (ES/L/FS) opportunities that improve their economic resilience and lead to better health. An essential component of LIFT’s approach is establishing links to integrate economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security activities within HIV/AIDS NACS programs and health systems.

There is growing recognition among international development stakeholders of the need to address nutrition and HIV/AIDS through a cross-sectoral response for greater innovation, learning and adaptation. The Harnessing the Power of Cross-sectoral Programming learning meeting aims to highlight NACS as an entry point towards cross sectoral programming for people living with HIV/AIDS and food insecurity and for additional vulnerable populations like orphans and other vulnerable children (OVCs). Participants from across sectors, especially from economic strengthening, enterprise development, nutrition, food security, health, and OVC will share promising practice and field experience with applying NACS in coordination with the LIFT approach.

Location: FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009
                        Academy Hall, 8th Floor 

Date and time: May 30, 2013; 8:30am – 5:30pm



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