Implementing the Brazilian National School Feeding Programme During the COVID-19 Pandemic
With the suspension of the school calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazilian National School Feeding Programme (PNAE), has decided to distribute the food purchased for the programme to children’s parents and guardians in the form of food baskets – which the government is calling “kits”. The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil has created a document that summarises the main recommendations for school feeding nutritionists and managers to organise the assemblage and distribution of these kits, as detailed by FNDE´s “Guidelines for the Execution of PNAE during the Emergency Situation arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
School feeding in times of COVID-19
With the advance of COVID-19 worldwide, thousands of schools have suspended their activities and around 368 million children no longer have access to school meals. The provision of meals in schools represents a stable and predictable supply of food to children, contributing to improve nutrition, health, and academic performance. In order to ensure the continuity of school meals initiatives, many governments are restructuring their programmes. The changes include the revision of benefits allocated per child/family and allow a shift from on-site eating modalities to the distribution of food baskets or direct cash transfers.
School Feeding and Social Protection in Brazil with the COVID-19 Pandemic
Public and private schools suspended classes throughout Brazil as part of the Covid-19 prevention actions. This means that the nearly 40 million children and adolescents enrolled in basic education – and who also benefit from daily school meals – are no longer receiving this service. The publication presents the actions being taken in Brazilian states and municipalities to maintain school meals distribution during the crisis.
WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil 2019 Annual Report
The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil 2019 Annual Report presents the activities carried out and the results achieved throughout the year. The document is divided into four main areas: Technical and Advisory Services; Partnerships Promotion; Advocacy Services; and Knowledge Services. Throughout 2019, we had great moments of strengthening and expanding partnerships and we also adopted innovative solutions. It was a year of hard work that paved the way for the intensification of activities for the coming years, especially since 2020 marks the beginning of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
WFP Centre of Excellence Brazil Virtual Exchanges: Remoto Support to Countries
Since 2011, the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil has been engaging, either onsite and/or remote, in technical assistance and capacity strengthening in development contexts for Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The WFP Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and Agenda 2030 provide the WFP CoE with an opportunity to strengthen its remote assistance’s conceptual and operational framework to further contribute to national SDG2 efforts and results.
Financing School Feeding
The World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger launches today the second publication of the Good Practices Series, showing examples of successful financing tools for School Feeding Programmes in different countries with distinct contexts.
This document presents a summary of advocacy services offered by the WFP Centre of Excellence, including the team’s experience in identifying opportunities within the scope of South-South and Triangular Cooperation; support in programme cost evaluation; study visits; and knowledge and experience exchange activities.
Technical and Advisory Services
This document presents a summary of technical and advisory services provided by the WFP Centre of Excellence and the experience of the Centre’s team on design and implementation of programmes and policies; transition strategies; support in preparing Country Strategic Plans; support to smallholder farmers, especially with regards to supply chain and access to markets; and project preparation.
This document presents a summary of the knowledge management services offered by the WFP Centre of Excellence, the team’s experience in data collection and knowledge building, good practices documentation and dissemination, and monitoring and evaluation activities.
This document presents a summary of Partnerships Promotion services offered by the WFP Centre of Excellence, and also highlights the team’s experience in coordinating and facilitating regional networks; promoting international policy dialogue; multisectoral coordination; and stakeholder engagement.