WFP and its partners in the groundbreaking public-private partnership to tackle child malnutrition are gathering in Jakarta ahead of the World Economic Forum East Asia meeting starting this weekend, where important new developments are to be announced.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the government of Indonesia and the founding corporate partners of the ground-breaking public/private partnership to fight child malnutrition – Project Laser Beam (PLB) – will hold a news conference on Monday, June 13, to announce important new developments in the unique partnership as it gains momentum.
Laser Beam is a five-year, US$50 million project aimed at demonstrating results on improving child malnutrition, with an initial focus on Indonesia and Bangladesh. It takes a holistic approach by designing and implementing food, health, hygiene and other projects, all tailored to local conditions. Its multi-stakeholder model is designed to be scalable, sustainable and replicable.