Nutrition Smart Cities: ‘BINDI’ Birmingham India Nutrition Initiative

We are facilitating ‘Nutrition Smart City’ initiative involves the development of policies and practices through a learning partnership between Birmingham, UK and Pune, India.  The partnership was launched through events in Birmingham and Pune.

In the first 18-month phase, The Food Foundation will work with local authorities in both cities to design the partnership, based on citizen engagement and evidence from elsewhere around the globe.  A platform will be created to enable joint learning, experience sharing and piloting of specific initiatives.

The initiative aligns with Sustainable Development Goals 2, 5 and 12 and the Smart City movement.  Birmingham and Pune will work together to establish ‘Smart Nutrition’ as a key topic on the Smart City agenda.

The initiative is led by the Food Foundation and funded by the Tata Trusts and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through its Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus (MQSUN+) project. MQSUN+ provides technical expertise in multisectoral nutrition policy and programming to DFID and Scaling Up Nutrition countries.