17.05.2019

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An Executive Committee of five members was elected to coordinate the activities of the alliance for the next two years. Hon. Abdi Hassen Ali, Chair of the Somalia Parliamentary Alliance against hunger and malnutrition, was elected as Chairperson of the Executive Committee and the Alliance. 

Representatives from (IGAD), the Tanzanian Scaling-Up Nutrition Movement and UNICEF-Tanzania and the Government of Tanzania pledged their continuous support to the Alliance. Experts from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) facilitated a knowledge-sharing and capacity-building event on regional and global commitments for achieving food security and nutrition as well as on the linkages of governance of tenure with food security in Eastern Africa. The meeting convened about 40 participants from 11 countries. 

(FAO/ile)

More information: reliefweb.int/report/world/safeguarding-right-food-eastern-africa-through-improved-legislation

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