2019 SELF-ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL PLATFORM ON NUTRITION, FEEDING AND DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD (CONNAPE) FROM 08 TO 10 AUGUST 2019
The 2019 self-assessment of the platform of the National Council for Nutrition and Early Childhood Development is held from Thursday 08 to Saturday 10 August 2019 at the hotel MANTCHAN GRAND BASSAM. This workshop, initiated by the Executive Secretariat of the National Council for Nutrition, Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (SE-CONNAPE), is being held over three days.
This activity is composed of 35 participants composed of representatives, public administration, civil society, private sector, media, academia and research and Technical and Financial Partners (TFP).
The objectives of this workshop are generally to (i) conduct the 2019 self-assessment of the nutrition platform and (ii) present the Multisectoral Nutrition Acceleration Plan (PAMN).
Specifically, it is:
• submit annual reports since the last self-assessment (July 2018-July 2019);
• Present and evaluate indicators of the SUN process;
• Present the PNMN Consolidated Multisectoral Acceleration Plan 2019-2021;
• present the FRANC guide and the operating guide for multisectoral coordination platforms at the regional and sub-prefecture level.
The opening ceremony marked the speech of Deputy Resident Representative of UNICEF as TFP leader. She praised the government's efforts for its commitment to fighting hunger and malnutrition in Côte d'Ivoire. However, she pointed out that one of the challenges to be met was the full operationalization of the PNMN, while welcoming the integration of early childhood, the community approach and the strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation system. Finally, the Deputy Resident Representative of Unicef renewed the commitment of the TFPs to accompany Côte d'Ivoire.
The second intervention was that of the Executive Secretary of the SE-CONNAPE representing the Prime Minister's Cabinet Director, SUN focal point.
These remarks were introduced by the greeting of the efforts made by the TFPs. Recognizing that malnutrition remains a public health and development problem, she expressed gratitude for the efforts made by all. Continuing, she noted that the nutritional situation in Côte d'Ivoire has improved significantly; making our country a model in the sub-region. As proof, since March 2019, our country has been home to the Regional Center of Excellence for Combating Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM).
The Executive Secretary did not refrain from recalling the purpose of today's meeting, which was to evaluate the progress of the four indicators of the SUN process. It was by words of thanks that she declared the open works