Consortium Partners & Staff

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Action Against Hunger 
Lead Agency and Operational Partner

Action Against Hunger's mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster. From crisis to sustainability, Action Against Hunger tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. The organisation works directly with affected communities, together with governments, Ministries of Health, UN bodies, international Civil Society Organisations, national and local community based organisations, research institutions and national and international policy makers. Action Against Hunger operates through an extensive network which includes five global headquarters (France, Spain, USA, UK and Canada), over 45 country offices and over 5,000 staff worldwide.

Concern Worldwide 
Operational Partner

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and the elimination of extreme poverty in 28 of the world’s poorest countries. Concern currently supports longer term development programmes, emergency response and integrated resilience-building programmes in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. The organisation views undernutrition as both a cause and consequence of extreme poverty, thus the promotion of child and maternal nutrition is central to its organisational mission.  Concern has supported emergency cash transfers in Niger, Kenya, Somalia and DR-Congo. Concern also supports a broad profile of programmes in health and nutrition, WASH, livelihoods and education. In addition to Concern’s headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, Concern has offices in New York, London and Belfast.

Study Design and Research Implementation

ENN is a UK registered charity that enables networking and learning to build the evidence base for nutrition related programming. ENN focuses on communities in crisis and countries where the burden of malnutrition is high. Its work is guided by what practitioners need to work effectively. ENN captures and exchanges experiences of practitioners through publications and online fora. ENN also undertakes research and reviews where the evidence is lacking, brokering high level technical discussions where agreement is needed and supporting global level leadership and stewardship. 

University College London (UCL)
Study Design and Research Implementation

UCL is ranked seventh in the world's top ten universities by the QS World University Rankings (2018), with academic and research staff dedicated to research and teaching of the highest standards. The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) is an interdisciplinary collaboration of leading academics working on health and development in a global context. Its current programmes aim to promote the health, nutrition and welfare of children and their families in developing countries.


Action Against Hunger is leading a global movement to end hunger in our lifetimes. It innovates solutions, advocates for change, and reaches 26 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, its 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. It strives to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.