IGAD Food and Nutrition Security

Average: 5 (1 votes)

The Food and Nutrition Security Community of Practice (CoP) embodies the NEPAD Agency’s core mandate to create and disseminate knowledge across Africa. Through this mandate, the CoP seeks to further the progress of pan-African commitments, such as the Malabo Declaration (2014) and Agenda 2063. Stakeholders are encouraged to engage in dialogue on improving the status quo of food and nutrition security on the continent. By providing a space for online discussions and by establishing a pool of Nutrition experts, the CoP aims to foster regional and continental synergies through the sharing of good practices.

What does the Food and Nutrition Nutrition CoP do?

  • Provides an online forum for stakeholders and nutrition experts to engage in dialogue and exchanges of best practices.
  • Facilitates open discussions and technical consultations on the ongoing food and nutrition security project implementation; the results and outcomes of which will inform policies, strategies and technical meetings.
  • Strengthens the capacity of project stakeholders through mutual exchange and by providing solutions to challenges through best practices and experience sharing.
  • Increases awareness of issues and/or processes that are crucial to strengthening nutrition around the continent.

The CoP will function in the following manner:

  • Online discussions and consultations will be facilitated by the NEPAD Agency’s Technical Experts on Nutrition, with external and internal co-moderators who have good practices and insights to share on specific topics.
  • The topics to be discussed can be raised by CoP members and the moderators.
  • The discussion forums will run for 2 weeks.
  • CoP members are encouraged to participate by sharing experiences, recommendations, best practices and lessons learnt on how they have initiated Food and Nutrition related processes in their countries.
  • Contributions can be made in the form of comments, questions seeking clarification and sharing interesting articles in relation to the topic under discussion.
  • After the two week period of discussion, the topic will be closed and a summary of the discussion will be posted as an outcome document on the CoP document and resources section.

Benefits of being a Food and Nutrition Security CoP member:

  • Opportunity to exchange experiences with fellow African experts via online discussions, physical workshops and conferences.
  • Contact CoP members directly for in-depth exchanges.
  • Help identify priority issues on strengthening nutrition across the continent.
  • Stay informed on the latest news and developments relating to the ongoing food and nutrition project implementation.
  • Network with other nutrition practitioners and be part of a continental community.
  • Participate in nutrition CoP webinars, workshops and surveys.
  • Access and share relevant nutrition resources, documents and news.