CHANGEMAKERS PROJECT KICK OFF WORKSHOP

CHANGEMAKERS PROJECT KICK OFF WORKSHOP

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There is an increasing epidemic of adolescent obesity that can contribute to adult obesity, morbidity & NCDs in a broader sense. Sustainable health interventions in urban low- and middle-income countries are critical in addressing lifestyle factors that contribute to obesity, diabetes, & hypertension in later life, such as unhealthy dietary habits, inactivity & sedentary behaviors, while shaping urban environments.

Considering obesity is a complex issue that is influenced by wide range of interconnected factors, such as policy, environment, social, economic, cultural, behavioral, commercial, & biological determinants, a whole-systems approach that converges multiple sectors (i.e., health, education, environment, and agriculture) and stakeholders (i.e., adolescents, caregivers, staff, local government, communities, policymakers & implementers) are needed for obesity prevention in LMICs.

Therefore, this European Union funded 4-year project goal is to implement & evaluate a sustainable health intervention program on health, nutrition, & environmental outcomes for the primary prevention of adolescent obesity & related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) together with adolescents in three rapidly urbanizing cities in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Tanzania.

The thick-off workshop is scheduled to take place at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, from February 19th to 22nd, 2024.

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Date And Time

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2024-02-22 @ 01:00 PM

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Stakeholder and Kick Off Workshop – HealthyDiets4Africa.

Stakeholder and Kick Off Workshop – HealthyDiets4Africa.

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The HealthyDiets4Africa Project, Funded by the European Union, is designed to provide practical and innovative solutions tailored towards combating malnutrition in Africa through diversification of the Foods we consume. The food choices in the nexus are indigenous varieties which will be informed by food environment assessment outcomes, food safety and development of recipes to guide on the food preparation.

The workshop hosted by Makueni County, organized by, Kenyatta University supported by FSPN Africa, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT will focus on two main areas; Development of complementary feeding recipes from the underutilized foods and Food Safety situation in Kenya, health burden, legal framework & information gaps on dietary exposure to three toxicants; Acrylamide, aflatoxins, heavy metals and health concerns.

To unpack information on Food Safety & Legislation there will be deep dive presentation and discussion on the role of KEBS in ensuring safe food is the Kenyan markets.

Furthermore, this workshop will reveal nutrition status among children under-five years in Makueni County, factors promoting/hindering healthy diets in the community (including food environment factors) and developing of complementary feeding recipes in low resource setups to incorporate neglected and underutilized foods in children’s diets.

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Date And Time

2024-01-23 @ 08:00 AM to
2024-01-25 @ 12:30 PM

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7th Agrifin Learning Event

7th Agrifin Learning Event

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Smallholder farmers in Africa are affected by multiple stressors and shocks that negatively disrupt farming systems and consequently threaten farmers’ livelihoods. These stressors are caused by environmental and economic shocks. Economic shocks include those caused by conflicts that lead to failing agricultural markets. 

Environmental shocks include the effects of climate change that lead to the proliferation of disease incidences and pest infestation, such as the 2019 – 2021 desert locust invasion, droughts, and floods. In addition, smallholder farmers (SHFs) are heavily affected by pandemics such as Covid-19. The booming digital technology era provides a viable way to build farmers’ resilience to cope with the shocks. 

FSPN will be showcasing how we can better link nutrition, technology and resilience. Visit our booth to learn from Young Innovators about post-harvest management through value addition and improved recipes of our indigenous foods produced by SHFs. Additionally, you will get a chance learn howThe Shamba Calendar is linking farmers to support services and markets.

FSPN Africa is thrilled to be taking in 7th Agrifin Learning Event (ALE) part powered by Mercy Corps and hosted by the AgriFin. The aim of the event is to bring together stakeholders in the agricultural sector who are focused on leveraging digital technology, to drive the sector’s growth, and improve the lives of smallholder farmers.

See you then.

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Date And Time

2023-11-07 @ 09:00 AM to
2023-11-09 @ 05:00 PM

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Africa Climate Week & Summit 2023

Africa Climate Week & Summit 2023

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ACW 2023 builds momentum ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 in Dubai and the conclusion of the first Global Stocktake, designed to chart the way for fulfilling the Paris Agreement’s goals and provide region-focused contributions to inform the Global Stocktake. 

The event is hosted by the Government of Kenya, organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank, with the support of regional partners: African Union (AU)United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

FSPN Africa Regional Director is taking part as a Speaker.

Explore the full programme of ACW 2023.

Source: UNEP

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Date And Time

2023-09-04 @ 09:00 AM to
2023-09-08 @ 06:00 PM

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