The Centre of Excellence against Hunger 2013 Annual Report

The 2013 Centre of Excellence against Hunger report shows how Brazil has assisted other countries through the World Food Programme Centre.

Center-Excellence-hunger-ReportThe report presents the main activities and results of the Centre in 2013 and highlights: from the 23 countries that have already undertaken study visits, 13 are at different stages of preparation and approval of their own policies and programs of school feeding and nutritional security.

The Centre of Excellence against Hunger is a partnership between WFP and the Brazilian government, to support developing countries through South-South cooperation in finding their own sustainable solutions for school feeding and food and nutritional security.

Until last December, the Centre had already received 23 delegations for study visits in Brazil. In 2013, there were 10 study visits for delegations from nine countries. The study visit is one of the vital learning tools of the work methodology of the Centre.

The Centre has invested in the continued support to countries that had already participated in the study visits in 2012.

It supported workshops in four African countries on school feeding and other food security policies, it sent consultants to five countries to help them develop their own public policies in the area and it sent technical missions to six countries. From the 23 countries that have already undertaken study visits, 13 are at different stages of preparation and approval of their own policies and programs of school feeding and nutritional security.

All of these accomplishments and all the activities of the Centre in 2013 are available on our Annual Report.

Read the report in English here.

Read the report in Portuguese here.

Read the report in French here.

Daniel Balaban is an Economist and has a MBA in Finance and Masters in International Relations. Since August 2011, he is the Director and Representative of the World Food Program Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil. Mr. Balaban has been instrumental in supporting south-south cooperation and partnership in collaboration with the World Food Program and the Food and Agricultural Organization to bring support to national governments, including several countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Read other articles by Daniel.

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