Middle East and North Africa Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection: A partnership for enhanced nutrition, education and resilience

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 20 Feb 2017 View Original

The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of poor and vulnerable children and marginalized communities. It embraces both crisis situations as well as more stable but vulnerable contexts, strengthening resilience and providing opportunities for more inclusive development pathways and social stability.

The joint initiative brings together leading governments and national institutions, as well as regional organizations, UN agencies and other international organizations, specialized bodies, donors, and the private sector, leveraging their complementary capacities and expertise.