In the end, the Center of Excellence against hunger and malnutrition in Africa, which is located in Côte d'Ivoire, will be launched on March 25, was decided yesterday in the Council of Ministers.
The decision to host the Center was taken by the Council of Ministers in September 2018 (read our news Côte d'Ivoire will host the Regional Center for Excellence of the World Food Program ) with an opening planned, then, for late January-early February. It will take place at the end of March.
This follows the participation of Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan on the World Food Program (WFP) Board of Trustees in Rome from February 24 to 26, as well as the Scaling Up global nutrition panel. Nutrition ( SUN ) .
In 2011, WFP, in collaboration with Brazil, created its first Center following the Latin American giant's "Fome Zero" strategy; its seat is in Brasilia. In fact, Daniel Kablan Duncan had led a major mission to Brazil in 2017 " to immerse himself in the model of this country presented as one of the best experiences in the fight against hunger and malnutrition ."
The Center is a mechanism to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences among countries in the region to improve food security and nutrition. It is also a platform for exchange and technical support for the design, management and expansion of political, institutional and legal frameworks as well as sustainable programs aimed at eliminating hunger and malnutrition.
In addition, at the end of February, WFP adopted its new strategic program of support to Côte d'Ivoire for the period 2019-2023 at a total cost of $ 82 million.