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IFE Core Group Meeting Report 2021

Author: IFE Core Group
Year: 2021
Resource type: Report

Meeting Overview

The IFE Core Group 2021 Annual Meeting was held online with remote participation over three days (November 15th, 16th, and 18th, 2021), hosted by the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN). The meeting was facilitated by the IFE Core Group Steering Committee (IFE-CG SC) members. The meeting agenda can be found in Annex 1.

Objectives and outputs of the meeting

The IFE Core Group (IFE-CG) online meeting aimed to collect IFE-CG members together to discuss progress in IFE-CG activities, reflect on experiences during the year, and plan for the coming year.

The meeting objectives were to:

The main outputs of the meeting were:

  1. The generation of key priority areas that will serve as the basis for the 2022 workplan
  2. The generation of a meeting report with key follow-up actions

Attendees and meeting format

The meeting was attended by IFE-CG members with guests identified as relevant to the session1. The meeting was conducted online with remote participation for approximately one and a half days spread over three days. Morning and afternoon sessions with similar agendas were held each day to accommodate members in different time zones. A total of 37 participants attended the meeting across the three days. See Annex 3 for a full list of participants along with group photos.

Topics covered on the first day included a synopsis of key moments in infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) for the year 2021, an update on the IFE Core Group Annual Workplan, and a discussion of gaps, challenges, enablers and priorities in IYCF-E. On the second day, participants broke up into working groups to discuss activities under each output of the IFE-CG Action Plan for 2021-23. The day concluded with a plenary discussion on priorities and activities under each output. On the final day, the working groups presented the outcomes of their discussions and the meeting closed with a plenary discussion on priority activities. Brief IFE-CG member updates took place between the sessions over the three days. See Annex 2 for a summary of the member updates.

This report provides an overview of the meeting’s proceedings, including key priority areas and actions that will serve as the basis for a 2022 workplan for the coming year. Presentations and materials from the meeting can be found here.


IFE-Core-Group-Annual-Meeting-Report-2021.pdf (PDF, 3.2mb)


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IFE Core Group (2021). IFE Core Group Meeting Report 2021.



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