UN WFP, IIT Bombay sign MoU to contribute to improving food security, nutrition, climate resilience & livelihoods
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for contributing towards improving food security, nutrition, climate resilience and livelihoods.
WFP and IIT will work together to establish a comprehensive knowledge management system. It will involve identifying and analysing relevant data, research and evidence generation related to food and nutrition security.
This partnership will also focus on ecosystem development for technology and innovations to bolster government food safety net programs.
Real-time monitoring systems and dashboards using administrative data sets will be created to generate actionable evidence concerning food and nutrition security in the country.
WFP’s country director Elisabeth Faure said, our immediate areas of collaboration will include a micro study to understand the effect of climate change on food security, nutrition and livelihoods of vulnerable households in select geography in India.