WFP Benin Country Brief, November 2017

from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Nov 2017


• Benin’s country office staffs join the movement WFP says no to gender based violence.

• Following the NGOs recruitment for monitoring and community intermediation, the country office organised training sessions for the facilitators and supervisors of the four selected NGOs.

Operational Updates

• Following the completion of data collection for the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA), WFP received a support from an international consultant for data analysis and report elaboration that is being conducted by the National Institute of Statistic. Preliminary results for main trends are available and are presented as followed: 15 percent of households with global food insecurity; 64.7 percent food insecurity limit 15 percent of households with global food insecurity and 64.7 percent food insecurity limit (CFSVA, 2017). The final report is expected for the end of December 2017. Preparedness activities for the national workshop of dissemination of the final report that is scheduled for 15 January 2017 have started.

• For the 2017-2018 school year, school meals activities have started since 18 September 2017 both for the country office regular programme and the Government school meals programme. For the country office school meals programme, 101,297 schoolchildren were fed with WFP commodities and 326,721 schoolchildren for the government programme since the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year up to now.

Local NGOs facilitators and supervisors training and school meals monitoring

• Following the training sessions for the facilitators and supervisors for the selected NGOs in the frame of monitoring and community intermediation in the 1,574 schools of the integrated Programme of schools meals with the Government, it’s turn of those recruited for the regular activities of school’s meals. These training took place from 30 November to 1 December 2017. Fifty participants from two NGOs (FADeC and GRADE) were trained.