About Us


Accelerating the implementation of food and nutrition security policies

Our Story

How we began….

Initiative for Food and Nutrition in Africa (IFNA) is a joint initiative led by African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) and Japan International Cooperating Agency (JICA).  Since 2016, IFNA has promoted collaborative ways to tackle nutrition challenges and involved stakeholders across sectors to realize an Africa that is free from hunger and malnutrition. To achieve our vision, IFNA strengthens stakeholder coordination mechanisms and creates synergetic multi-sectoral actions by promoting advocacy for policy makers, strengthening capacity at the regional, national, and sub-national level, and serving as a catalyst to create synergetic cooperation on ground for the nutrition status improvement. At the 7th Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development (TICAD) in 2019, African leaders and donor organizations called for actions by African government and al stakeholders to improve nutrition of people in Africa, especially of all 200 million children. Expansion of IFNA beyond the initial 10 participating countries were also decided. (IFNA Yokohama Declaration)

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Contribute to the achievement of a sustained improvement in the nutritional status of all the African people across the life cycle.

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IFNA helps the African countries realize sustainable nutrition improvement through strengthening stakeholder coordination mechanisms that create synergy of multi-sectoral field actions.

Operational Structure

To support these activities with synergy, the IFNA has an operational structure composed of 3 bodies:

  • The Steering Committee
  • Partners Meeting
  • The Secretariat

Partner's Meeting

Participating counties in Africa share knowledge and experiences and learn from each other. IT is held biannually.

The Secretariat

The IFNA Secretariat manages day-to-day operation of the initiative. It coordinates African governments and development partners and provide technical support to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the initiative’s interventions.