Tunisian delegation at the Centre of Excellence against Hunger
Photo: WFP/Isadora Ferreira
A delegation from Tunisia is in Brazil from 23 to 30 April for a study visit to learn about how to develop multi-sector and sustainable school feeding models that are linked to social protection policies.
The Tunisian government has requested WFP’s technical assistance to establish a partnership to support a review of its national school feeding programme and to design and implement a high-quality and sustainable model.The study visit to Brazil is seen by the Tunisian government as one of the crucial learning tools to learn about how to develop multi-sector and sustainable school feeding models that are linked to social protection policies. They expect to experience firsthand the Brazilian food security success stories and gain in-depth knowledge from the Centre of Excellence against Hunger on how to design and implement a sustainable and effective national school feeding programme. They also believe the trip will help them establish opportunities for South-South dialogue and linkage between the Tunisian and the Brazilian governments.
The delegation is comprised of nine people, representing the ministries of Education, Agriculture, Social Affairs, Health, and International Affairs, and members of the WFP Tunisia Country Office as well. The trip to Brazil is part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by WFP with the Ministry of Education for the provision of technical assistance to its national school feeding programme. WFP Tunisia is implementing this technical assistance through the “Capacity Development in the Framework of the School Feeding Programme” project financed by the Government of the Russian Federation, and implemented in partnership with the Social and Industrial Foodservice Institute (SIFI).