The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil is a partnership between the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the Government of Brazil that started back in 2011, with the support of other partners, such as the UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It enables other developing countries to tap into Brazil’s successful Zero Hunger experiences for learning, sharing and adaptation through South-South and triangular cooperation. In the last five years, forty countries have benefitted directly from the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil's activities and its innovative approach on school meals, nutrition, social development and capacity strengthening.<br />
Building innovative partnerships between governments, companies and organizations is at the core of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil’s strategy to support other countries in their fight against hunger and malnutrition and to help them reach the Sustainable Development Goals. <br />
High-level government officials, international NGOs, international donors, researchers, and school communities (including staff, teachers, cooks, and students) are among the Centre’s stakeholders.<br />
South-South Cooperation:<br />
All technical assistance activities of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil start upon request for support of a partner government. The multidimensional approach of the Centre can benefit any country, not only developing countries, who are facing challenges in designing and implementing sustainable school meals or social protection programmes.<br />
The WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil is supported by a vast network of partners. New partnerships (in Asia for example) are crucial to maintain, increase, and improve the activities of the Centre to support developing countries in tackling hunger and malnutrition. In addition, the Centre also conducts many joint initiatives such as research projects and dialogue forums in specific countries. These help to foster the development of innovative solutions to overcome hunger and poverty.<br />
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