Webinar: Highlighting Good Practices in Enhancing the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition, 02 September 2020

Aug 11, 2020 | Events

  • When :  2 September 2020 – 12:00-13:30 (GMT time)/20:00-21:30 (Beijing time)/08:00-09:30 (New York time)
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Background

The World Food Programme Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM), based in Abidjan, is a platform of exchanges, partnerships, research, technical assistance and cooperation which aims to respond to the increasing demand of national governments and development partners striving to strengthen their national capacities, knowledge management, documentation and sharing of good practices and lessons learned in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

South-south cooperation and capacity strengthening are at the core of CERFAM modus operandi and are key components to advance the fight against hunger and malnutrition. CERFAM has a service offer that is two-fold: (i) identify, document, promote and disseminate good practices at country level in Africa, and (ii) act as a catalyst by deploying expertise for the implementation of good practices through capacity building and south-south cooperation. In order to offer its service, CERFAM is looking for evidence-based good practices, especially those have been generated in Africa, and expertise in food security and nutrition areas, especially from the Global South, to support African countries’ efforts and investments to achieve SDG2 Zero Hunger and Africa Union Agenda 2063.

Since its establishment in 2019, CERFAM has been developing the mechanisms, tools and methodology enabling the collection and documentation of good practices, through a dedicated user-friendly and innovative Knowledge Exchange Platform “KEPT”. The good practices identified are deemed to allow for sharing across countries and developing across the continent. Key stakeholders including inter-regional government bodies such as the African Union, regional institutions such as ECOWAS and networks dedicated to the South-South Cooperation, are closely relevant for this process at different levels of engagement in terms of coordination and collaboration.

China has achieved great success in the fight against hunger in recent decades. Rapid and substantial economic transformations over the last four decades in China have translated into remarkable progress in poverty reduction and social development. Established in 2016, WFP China Centre of Excellence (WFP China CoE) aims to leverage China’s successful experience in reducing poverty and hunger and promotes progress towards zero hunger, under the framework of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, by facilitating political dialogue, technical training, expert mobilization, policy research, capacity strengthening, and other food security and nutrition related activities focusing on SDG2 and SDG17.

WFP China COE launched a South-South Cooperation Knowledge Sharing Platform in Dec 2019.  This online exchange platform provides an institutional space for WFP China COE to boost operational engagement on SSTC by making China’s expertise and knowledge more widely known and available to partners in developing countries and triangular partners. It also provides an enabling environment for partners to publicize demand, share solutions and connect with each other to foster cooperation opportunities.

Objectives

With these aims, CERFAM and WFP China CoE are organizing a webinar to highlight the potential of collecting and sharing good practices, which could greatly influence and inform decision-making investments in the fight against hunger and malnutrition: Good practice experiences influence not only programme and policy design and implementation but also at strategic level for the establishment of overarching mechanisms and frameworks. The webinar will also highlight the “enablers” of sharing good practices such as platforms and their crucial role in providing access to knowledge and networks.

The specific objectives of the webinar are as follows:

  • To highlight the great potential and benefit of good practices to efficiently fight against hunger and malnutrition at different level.
  • To understand how good practices could be collected and shared in support of different stakeholders through digital platform
  • To share different initiatives on collecting and sharing good practices
  • To exchange what can be done as follow-up for sharing good practices

Agenda

Moderator: Professor João Bosco Monte, President of Brazil Africa Institute Opening Remarks
  • Jorge Chediek, Director of United Office for South-South Cooperation Office
  • Chris Nikoi, WFP Regional Director for West and Central Africa
Keynote speaker
  • Dr Margaret Agama-Anyetei, Head of Health, Nutrition and Population, Africa Union Commission
Good Practices on Africa: paving a sustainable way for achieving Agenda 2063
  • Issa Sanogo, Director of CERFAM
  • Selvaraju Ramasamy, Chief of FAO Research and Extension Unit
  • Ronald Hartman, Director, Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division, IFAD
Final remarks: Dr. Sixi Qu, Director of WFP Centre of Excellence in China