11th African Day for Food and Nutrition Security

29/10/2020
Via Zoom

Resilient food systems toward healthy diets for the vulnerable during emergencies: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

The African Union, under the leadership of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, celebrates the 11th African Day for Food and Nutrition Security on 29-30 October 2020 under the theme: “Resilient food systems toward healthy diets for the vulnerable during emergencies: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic,” and four sub themes: 

  1. Building and sustaining resilient food systems in Africa 
  2. Scaling-up toward mitigating and preventing chronic malnutrition during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  3. Leveraging evidence-based innovative interventions to create impact in food and nutrition security 
  4. Promoting traditional and indigenous knowledge to enrich Africa’s diets and food systems. 

This year, the International Potato Center is participating in a panel convened under sub-theme 2: “Scaling up toward mitigating and preventing chronic malnutrition during and after the COVID-19 pandemic,” a 120-minute meeting on 29 October 2020 


DATE

October 29-30, 2020


CONTACT

Laila Lokosang
Lokosangl@africa-union.org


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Scaling up toward mitigating and preventing chronic malnutrition during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Welcome and introduction
Dr. Edward Addai UNICEF Representative to the AU and ECA

  • Effect of COVID on malnutrition in Africa and emerging lessons on building and scaling up resilient food systems in COVID including gender dimensions
    ADFNS2020 – Ms. Chriatiane Rudert, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Nutrition Adviser
  • Continental framework for nutrition response
    Ms. Bibi Giyose, Head of Nutrition,AUDA-NEPAD

Panel discussion on:

  • Building resilient food systems including use appropriate technology:
    Ms. Joyce Maru, Program Coordinator, Sweetpotato Program International Potato Center
  • Scaling up essential nutrition actions including health and WASH:
    Dr. Felix Phiri, Director Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS, Malawi Ministry of Health
  • Social protection systems and interventions:
    Ms. Magdalena MOSHI, WFP

Q&A and Plenary discussion

Panel discussion on:

  • Financing and accountability:
    Dr. Andrew Mude, AfDB
  • Data and evidence:
    Simeon Nanama, Regional Advisor, UNICEF WCARO
    Dr. George Kembo, Director of the Food & Nutrition Council, Zimbabwe
  • Partnerships and coordination:
    Tamu Abibu, JSSO

Q&A and Plenary discussion

  • Presentation and plenary discussion of outcome document:
    Ms. Achila Imchen, External Relations Consultant, UNICEF
  • Conclusion and next steps
    Liz Ogutu, HarvestPlus
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