The 47th Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will start on Monday 8th February and you are invited to join a side event co-organised by the WFP’s School-based Programmes division: How COVID-19 affected school feeding programmes and how to strengthen them post-COVID, including through home-grown school meals. The event is open to all and will take place on Monday, 8 February, from 13:00 to 14:15 (CET), with translations to Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.
The panel will discuss observations and lessons learned from school feeding operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to build back better. Participants will also speak to the importance of returning to pre-pandemic school feeding levels, the relevance of home-grown models, and the importance of government ownership. The list of speakers includes Carmen Burbano, Director of the WFP School-based Programmes Division, and Daniel Balaban, Director of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger Brazil.
Other speakers are: Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Finland; Karine Silva dos Santos, Coordinator of PNAE, of the National Education Development Fund (FNDE), Brazil; Paola Barbieri, Program Analyst, Trilateral South-South Cooperation with International Organizations Brazilian Agency of Cooperation (ABC), Brazil; Lindsay Carter, McGovern-Dole Director, United States Department of Agriculture, USA; Samuel Mulindwa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Rwanda; Edith Heines, Representative and Country Director, WFP Rwanda.
Please follow this link to join the event: https://fao.zoom.us/j/95493359179
Meeting ID: 954 9335 9179