Research Brief #2: Nutrition CRSP Stakeholder Meeting: Selected Conclusions on Research Priorities for Nepal

In the context of commitments shown by the Government of Nepal to addressing the country?s nutrition challenges, the National Planning Commission, in collaboration with the Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program (N/CRSP), organized a two?day stakeholders? forum to discuss research priorities in nutrition, health, and agriculture. The forum (held on November 21/22 2011) brought together 115 participants from across Nepal?s Government (National Planning Commission, Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Local Development), as well as key development partners, including USAID, UNICEF, and WFP and a range of non?governmental and academic institutions. The specific aims were to gain insights on challenges and opportunities from a wide variety of stakeholders working in research and programming, and to identify priority knowledge gaps. This report synthesizes the presentations and discussions of the forum and outlines the research and capacity building priorities as determined by the participants.

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