End Child Malnutrition in Ethiopia by 2030

Our proposal to the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change challege

Ethiopia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but malnutrition threatens this growth. The national stunting rate for children is 40%. And the human and economic cost of stunting is high.

Last year, our government introduced the Seqota Declaration ’ a commitment, signed by eleven Ministries to end malnutrition by 2030.

A strong partnership is needed for this vision to become a reality. This is where Synergos comes in. We will ensure the ministries work together collaboratively to meet this deadline. We will help build Community Labs in high-need districts to test nutrition programs and scale best practices.

Synergos will bring together a group of experts in change management, nutrition, and outcomes monitoring. Along the way, we will monitor changes in stunting to measure our progress.

Co-creating to reach an ambitious government goal is not the road most taken. But it is the path of greatest promise for the next generation of Ethiopians.

Learn more about our work in Ethiopia.

September 2016