NEPAD's Regional Consultative Meeting on Home Grown School FeedingVenue: Accra.
The 35th United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) Annual Session entitled "Accelerating the reduction of maternal and child undernutrition" will be held 2-7 March 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam, hosted by the Vietnamese Government.
* Agenda for the week
Draft Agenda and Concept Note (version 11 December) for the Session is regularly updated, with the most recent version available on this page.
* General information for participants
An information leaflet prepared by the Local Organizing Committee describes the host country, the meeting venue, general travel facts, visa application process, and booking of hotel, transportation or activities. Key points are also summarized below.
The Education for All - Fast Track Initiative (EFA- FTI) biennial Partnership meeting is taking place 20th – 21st April in Copenhagen, Denmark. The focus is ‘The Road to 2015’ and it is open to all EFA FTI partners. The meeting will focus on the following three themes: 1/ Hard-to-reach children, 2/ the quality of learning and 3/ resource mobilization and aid effectiveness. For more information about the program and to register, please see https://secure.trippus.se/secure/eventus/eventus_cat.asp?EventusCat_ID=9517&Lang=eng&c=
Other FTI Meetings include:
Steering Committee Meeting, 19th April 2009
Catalytic Fund Committee, 22nd April 2009 (Morning)
Education Program Development Fund Committee Meeting, 22nd April (Afternoon)
Strengthening Contemporary School Health, Nutrition and HIV Prevention Programmes'
Following the sustained success of the international annual course on Strengthening Contemporary School Health, Nutrition and HIV Prevention Programmes, we are delighted to announce that in its 5th anniversary year, the course will be held for the first time in Accra, Ghana from July 8th – 17th, 2009. As the inaugural West African course, it holds enormous potential to expand the pool of countries accessing first class SHN expertise, and to strengthen cross regional networking. The course will be hosted jointly by the Eastern and Southern African Centre for International Parasite Control (ESACIPAC, the West African Centre for International Parasite Control (WACIPAC) and the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) based at Imperial College London.
For more information please download the 2009 Course Flyer, www.schoolsandhealth.org/Documents/5th_SHN_and_HIV_Prevention_Course_flyer.pdf
and the 2008 Course Report, www.schoolsandhealth.org/Documents/SHN_Short_Course_Report_2008.pdf
(documents also attached)
please contact Alice Woolnough, Programme Manager, PCD, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 207 594 3261 Fax: +44 207 262 7912.
A registration form can be downloaded from: http://www.schoolsandhealth.org/Documents/5th_SHN_and_HIV_Prevention_Course_2009_Registration_Form.pdf
If you would prefer a Word version of this form, please email Alice Woolnough, email@example.com
In May 2009, GCNF and Joint Aid Management (JAM) are partnering together to host the 11th Annual Global Child Nutrition Forum in Cape Town, South Africa.
The theme for the Forum is: A Catalyst for Development: Linking Sustainable School Feeding and Local Farm Production.
The schedule is:
- Sunday, May 3, 2009 – School Feeding Roundtable (Starts at noon.)
- Monday, May 4, 2009 – School Feeding Roundtable
- Tuesday, May 5, 2009 – Plenary sessions
- Wednesday, May 6, 2009 – Plenary sessions
- Thursday, May 7, 2009 – Field trip to visit school feeding sites in Cape Town area
- Friday, May 8, 2009 – Workshop using School Feeding Toolkit
- Saturday, May 9, 2009 – Workshop using School Feeding Toolkit
More information can be found using the following link: http://www.gcnf.org/index.php?/content/view/75/58/
Strategic Meeting - School Feeding: Feed Minds, Change Lives.
No child should go to school hungry. WFP knows from experience that School Feeding Programmes can make a significant contribution to combat hunger. WFP is convening this strategic meeting to bring together 25 or so advocates for the hungry to identify the main challenges and way forward so that national school feeding programmes can be scaled up to ensure that no child should go to school hungry.