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WFP Executive Director visits Cote d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN/ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be on an official visit to Côte d’Ivoire from 24 to 25 March.

ABIDJAN/ROME – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be on an official visit to Côte d’Ivoire from 24 to 25 March.

During his visit, Beasley will participate in the inauguration of the Regional Centre of Excellence Against Hunger and Malnutrition and have meetings with senior government officials in Abidjan.

“The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has made the fight against malnutrition and hunger a key part of its development agenda because after emerging from a decade-long political crisis  it understands there cannot be security without food security.  The country has developed successful models, like homegrown school feeding, creating opportunities for rural smallholder farmers, particularly women. Through a Centre of Excellence, Côte d’Ivoire is committed to partnering with other countries to scale-up best practices on hunger solutions.”

WFP’s Executive Board approved US$83 million five year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) for Côte d’Ivoire in February. The CSP aligns with the Ivorian Government’s priorities for inclusive growth and seeks to contribute to achieving food security and improved nutrition through gender-transformative and nutrition-sensitive policies and programmes.

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Côte d'Ivoire Partnerships Centre of Excellence against Hunger Executive Director
Contact

George Fominyen, WFP/West Africa, Mob. +221 77 639 4271

Marie Daslyva, WFP/Abidjan, Mob. +225 55 95 77 79

Jane Howard, WFP/Rome, Tel. +39 06 65132321, Mob. +39 346 7600521

Herve Verhoosel, WFP/Geneva, Mob. +41 798428057

Francis Mwanza, WFP/London, Tel.  +44 20 3857 7411, Mob. +44 7968008474

Steve Taravella, WFP/New York, Tel. +1-646-5566909, Mob.  +1-646 525 9982

Challiss McDonough, WFP/Washington Tel. +1-202-653-1149   Mob. +1-202-774-4026