Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima on Sunday headed to Washington DC in the United States of America where he will attend the launch of the Leadership Council of Compact 2025, a global initiative to end hunger and malnutrition by the year 2025.
The initiative, to fight hunger and malnutrition by 2025, was put together by the International Food Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington.
The leadership council is made up of several members that include Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and for Malawi the President Peter Mutharika approved his Vice President Chilima to serve in the council.
Chilima’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri said in a statement that that the “appointment of the Vice President in the council is a positive development for Malawi as the country will now be part of international decisions and strategies in eliminating hunger and malnutrition”.
During the launch on Wednesday the council members will also have their first meeting discussing strategies and ways of executing the ambitious plan across countries where malnutrition cases are high.
To achieve results, members serve as global champions for ending hunger and under-nutrition, provide guidance, share success stories and raise awareness because IFPRI believes that ending hunger is not only a moral obligation but also an economic one.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :