Africa: Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013 Kicks Off in Brazil


All Africa (África do Sul)

Close to 300 delegates from 37 countries are converging today on Costa do Sauípe, Brazil, to exchange experiences and debate options to strengthen school feeding programmes for millions of children worldwide at the Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013.
Ministers from across Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia and Sudan, are attending the event which starts today and concludes on Friday 24 May, along with senior government figures from other countries including Costa Rica, Haiti, Iraq and Tajikistan.
“It is vital to get everyone together to learn from each other so no child will go hungry in school in the future,” said Daniel Balaban, Director of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brasilia. “We are honoured to co-host this first-ever conference outside Africa or the United States.”
The five-day forum is an intensive workshop on methodologies and experiences to…

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