Centre of Excellence against Hunger Events


Brazilian institutional food purchase is theme of international seminar

On 4 June the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (RS), will host the international seminar "Institutional Purchase + Local Development". The event will be held by the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS), with support from the World Food Programme (WFP) Centre of Excellence against Hunger, in partnership with the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

Pakistan study visit focuses on Zero Hunger

After a national seminar held in December of 2012, during which Brazilian experts shared the Brazilian Zero Hunger experiences with Pakistan, the Pakistani government designed its National Zero Hunger Programme. In Brazil, the Pakistani delegation will hold meetings with representatives of most of the institutions involved in the Brazilian Zero hunger Strategy, to exchange experiences on the execution of the strategy and of the many programmes related to it.

Centre of Excellence signs agreement with São Paulo municipality

The Centre of Excellence against hunger will sign a memorandum of understanding with the São Paulo municipality , the largest city in Latin America. The MoU will establish collaboration between the Centre and the city to disseminate the Brazilian experience in food security and social protection. The signing will take place during the launching of a joint initiative that will award the most innovative School Feeding projects in São Paulo.

Tunisia Study Visit

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.

Centre hosts technical debate on nutrition and food fortification

The Centre of Excellence will host a technical debate on nutrition and food fortification on April 15. The goal is to promote exchange of technical, historical, and conceptual information on the different strategies to tackle and prevent the relevant nutritional deficiencies in Brazil, among practitioners, policy makers, and academics.

Delegations from three countries participate in study visit to Brazil

From April 7 to 17, the Centre of Excellence will host a study visit for three countries. Delegations from Benin, Burundi and Togo will arrive in Brazil to learn about the Brazilian experiences in fighting hunger and poverty. The combination of delegations from different countries will allow that the exchange of experiences happen not only with Brazil, but also between the visiting countries.

Save the Date

The 15th annual Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) will be held in Bahia, Brazil between May 20-24 2013. The event will bring public and private sectors together to discuss school feeding programmes as a national investment as well as its impacts on social and economic development. The Forum aims to promote policy dialogue among different stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of sustainable school feeding programmes.

The 2013 GCNF is being organised by WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger and the Global Child Nutrition Foundation.

Haiti, Senegal and Malawi to be hosted by Centre for exchange on school feeding

Brasilia- The three delegations, which are each composed of a mixture of ministers, civil servants, technicians and WFP country representatives, will be in Brazil between 10th and 20th of September. For Malawi this will be a follow-up mission, attempting build upon the action plan for establishing a national school feeding programme devised on their first visit to the Centre in March. Their experience will be a concentrated programme based in Brasilia and seek to address some of the implementation challenges that have become apparent since the initial study visit.

The Centre of Excellence to host Ghana for study visit on school feeding programme

The mission, composed of representatives from the ministries of local government, food and agriculture and education as well as members of the WFP Ghana Country Office, will start with a field trip to Natal, Brazil northeast region, followed by an official agenda with Brazilian authorities in Brasilia.

Ghana is in the formative stages of establishing a universal home-grown school feeding programme as part of the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP).

School feeding policies help strengthen cooperation among Latin American countries

The mission, composed of representatives from the Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (SNDIF), will start with a field trip to Natal, Brazil northeast region, followed by an official agenda with Brazilian authorities in Brasilia.

The delegation will participated in a series of learning sessions, presentations and visit to public schools with the aim of fostering knowledge exchanges around successful policy interventions aimed at reducing food insecurity and tackling extreme poverty via school feeding programmes.