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High-level meeting convened to plot the way forward for Guinea's National Programme to Accelerate Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agricultural Development
14 March 2016

High-level government officials from different sectors gathered with development partners on 2-3 March 2016 to discuss the National Programme to Accelerate Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agricultural Development in Guinea (2016-2020). Dr. Jacques Diouf, Special Advisor to the President and former Director-General of FAO, called the meeting to muster political commitment to food security and nutrition. Participants included: Ministers and General Secretaries from related ministries (e.g. Ministries of Planning and International Cooperation, Agriculture, Trade, Health, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Maritime Economy, and Environment, Water and Forestry); special advisors to Guinea's President and Prime Minister; as well as representatives from the World Bank, African Development Bank, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, the EU, FAO, IFAD, WFP and UNICEF, among other institutions.

Building on the momentum of the participative process undertaken to articulate the Programme's objectives and pillars, the meeting provided a forum for multi-sectoral strategic planning to guide implementation. A national task force, comprised of high-ranking officials from the relevant ministries will refine the Programme's action plan under the direction of the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation. REACH facilitators, who participated in the event, have been supporting initial efforts to reflect nutrition in the National Programme, and will continue to support the SUN government focal point and the national task force throughout the finalization process of the action plan.

 

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