Centre of Excellence against Hunger Events
From 28 March to 5 April, a delegation from Mozambique participates in a technical mission to Brazil to gain in-depth knowledge about management procedures of the Brazilian National School Feeding Programme in the federal, state and municipal levels. The goal is to strengthen the Mozambican school feeding programme.
The Sudanese government has a pilot project in the area of home-grown school feeding and wants to create a national school feeding policy, inspired by the Brazilian experience, and based on their own experience with school feeding projects developed in partnership with the World Food Programme.
The Centre of Excellence is hosting a joint study visit for three countries from 24 November to 5 December. Cameroon, Laos, and Zimbabwe will take part on a seminar in Bahia about the Brazilian policies and programmes to fight hunger and poverty, will participate in field trips, and will visit Brasilia to exchange experiences with officials from the Brazilian government. The 12-day study visit will also be an opportunity for the three participant countries to exchange experiences among themselves.
Since 1997, the annual Global Child Nutrition Forum has united leaders from developing countries for five days of intensive training, technical assistance and planning, all directed toward establishing country-operated sustainable school feeding programs. By sharing their insights, experiences and challenges, an informal worldwide alliance of leaders dedicated to advancing school feeding has evolved. As a result, the Forum has become a global catalyst for school feeding development.
The Centre of Excellence against Hunger organized a study visit for a legislative delegation from Bolivia interested in exchanging experiences with Brazil about the design, approval and implementation of a national policy on school feeding. The delegation was in Brazil from August 26 to 29 to meet with representatives of the Brazilian Congress, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agrarian Development and institutions related to school feeding and smallholder agriculture.
- On 4 June the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (RS), will host the international seminar "Institutional Purchase + Local Development". The event will be held by the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS), with support from the World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger, in partnership with the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.
After a national seminar held in December of 2012, during which Brazilian experts shared the Brazilian Zero Hunger experiences with Pakistan, the Pakistani government designed its National Zero Hunger Programme. In Brazil, the Pakistani delegation will hold meetings with representatives of most of the institutions involved in the Brazilian Zero hunger Strategy, to exchange experiences on the execution of the strategy and of the many programmes related to it.
The Centre of Excellence against hunger will sign a memorandum of understanding with the São Paulo municipality , the largest city in Latin America. The MoU will establish collaboration between the Centre and the city to disseminate the Brazilian experience in food security and social protection. The signing will take place during the launching of a joint initiative that will award the most innovative School Feeding projects in São Paulo.
The Tunisian government has requested WFP’s technical assistance to establish a partnership to support a review of its national school feeding programme and to design and implement a high-quality and sustainable model.The study visit to Brazil is seen by the Tunisian government as one of the crucial learning tools to learn about how to develop multi-sector and sustainable school feeding models that are linked to social protection policies.
The Centre of Excellence will host a technical debate on nutrition and food fortification on April 15. The goal is to promote exchange of technical, historical, and conceptual information on the different strategies to tackle and prevent the relevant nutritional deficiencies in Brazil, among practitioners, policy makers, and academics.