WFP is at the World Economic Forum East Asia to further our vital relationships with big business and government, and secure the kind of support than can make a real difference in the fight to end child malnutrition. At the heart of our work with the private sector in this area is Project Laser Beam, a multi-stakeholder partnership to help governments give every child the healthy future they deserve. We’ll have some exciting new developments in PLB to announce, and plenty more from one of the most dynamic forums anywhere.
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.