Delivering for Nutrition (D4N) in South Asia: Implementation Research in the Context of COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted health systems, nutrition services, and food systems around the world, including South Asia. Research-based evidence and programmatic experiences are essential to support stakeholders to restore services and re-orient programs and policies to support better nutrition outcomes.

SISN is excited to be a part of a consortium of co-hosts for a virtual conference ‘Delivering for Nutrition (D4N) in South Asia: Implementation Research in the Context of COVID-19’ on December 1-2, 2021. D4N 2021 aims to bring together evidence that can inform and support policy and program initiatives in South Asia to prioritize and improve maternal and child nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

With this overarching purpose, the key objectives are to:

  • Share evidence of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal and child nutrition
  • Highlight adaptations to support implementation of health and nutrition interventions and social safety net programs
  • Identify lessons learned from implementing programs to support maternal and child nutrition during the pandemic.


Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit your abstracts on research studies and implementation experiences, explicitly focused on COVID-19, and related to:

  • Implementation, coverage, and quality of maternal and child health and nutrition interventions/programs
  • Implementation, coverage and quality of social safety net programs
  • Impacts on infant and young child feeding practices, diet quality, food security, nutritional status or other outcomes
  • Other relevant implementation or research on nutrition and COVID-19

The conference thematic sessions will be based on selected oral and poster presentations.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, October 15, 2021 at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +5:30.

More information can be found on the D4N website.