Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition in Asia

Ensuring Household Food and Nutrition Security in Asia


Global partnership against hunger

The Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition was created as the International Alliance Against Hunger (IAAH) on the recommendation of the World Food Summit in 2003 by FAO and three other Rome-based agencies – IFAD, WFP and Bioversity International. A global partnership, the Alliance brings together local, national and international institutions with the aim of promoting national and regional-level policy
dialogue in the fight against hunger. Since its inception, the Alliance has facilitated establishment of National and Regional Alliances throughout the world.

While the Alliance works at global level to promote national-level policy dialogue, the National Alliances work within their countries to bring together civil society, the private sector and governments to build political will, all aimed at reducing hunger and malnutrition. The name was changed from IAAH to the Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition in 2010, on request of the National Alliances, so it would recognize their
work in improving nutrition as well as in fighting hunger.

Alliance Statement of Principles

The Alliance’s main focus is to bring together existing organizations with a common goal and give them the opportunity to speak with a unified voice, build political will and advocate for policy support in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. National Alliances offer new ways of combining expertise and infrastructure at national and international levels – ranging from highest levels of government to grassroots
organizations to the individual beneficiaries themselves – building on what already exists, rather than creating a new entity.

Alliance Principles
The Alliance Against Hunger and Malnutrition is a voluntary association whose members share a common commitment to the rapid eradication of global hunger and malnutrition. Its core work is building partnerships between civil society and government in order to adapt and set strategies, policies and programmes that:

  • facilitate dialogue on the most effective measures to reduce hunger and malnutrition;
  • contribute to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the target of the World
  • Food Summit by strengthening national and global commitment and action to end hunger and malnutrition;
  • promote mutually supportive action involving governments and other stakeholders in the fight against hunger and malnutrition; and
  • engage and empower grassroots organizations and individual beneficiaries as full partners in National Alliances, to participate in finding and implementing solutions that will make a real difference to their lives and the lives of generations to come.



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