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The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative is a platform for high-level political engagement to advance nutrition in Africa. The initiative is part of eight flagship programs launched under the African Development Bank’s High 5 priorities, particularly “Feed Africa” and “Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.” It is led by a group of ALN Champions, comprising current and former heads of state, finance ministers and eminent leaders with the power to catalyze and sustain high-level political leadership and commitment to end malnutrition in Africa.
The ALN initiative was endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU) at the 30th Ordinary AU Summit, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 31 January 2018.
With a special focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life and the grey matter infrastructure, the initiative aims to influence and generate innovative investments towards nutrition and food security that will build a foundation for productive human capital in Africa.
President, the African Development Bank and Chairperson of ALN
Chairperson of the African Union
“When Africa’s children are well-nourished and can grow, learn and earn their full potential, we will be able to unleash prosperity in the entire continent” - Dr. Akinwuni A. Adesina
Our Mission Statement
The ALN initiative works to spark and drive progress to deliver on existing continental and global nutrition targets by strengthening political engagement, building partnerships and widening evidence through nutrition advocacy tools that encourage accountability, and accelerate action and investments to end malnutrition in Africa.
The ALN initiative aims to stimulate political leadership and engagement, driven by African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, former Ghanaian President Hon. John Kufuor, the late Mr. Kofi Annan (19382018), former Secretary General of the United Nations, and the ALN’s institutional co-founders.
Nutrition Facts for Africa
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan 2018-2025: Harnessing “Grey Matter Infrastructure” to Unlock the Human and Economic Potential of Africa: Catalyzing nutrition smart investments to support a 40% stunting reduction in Africa by 2025 (1.12 MB)