Namibia

WFP Namibia Country Brief, January 2017

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  • The Government of Namibia releases the second issue of the Zero Hunger Newsletter raising awareness of activities being implemented by various actors that are contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.

  • A total of 37 percent of the population in 12 regions, excluding //Karas and Khomas, are spending 65 percent of their income on food leaving very little to spend on other household needs.

  • Climate experts project the likelihood of flooding in some areas, including Zambezi and Kavango.

Operational Updates

  • The second issue of the Zero Hunger Newsletter was made public on 30 January 2017. The production of the bi-annual Newsletter was coordinated by the National Planning Commission (NPC) with technical assistance from WFP. The Newsletter provides a platform for various actors supporting the Government of Namibia to achieve Zero Hunger to showcase their activities. In 2017, WFP will strengthen its advocacy support to the Government aimed to highlight programmes contributing to the implementation of the five-year Zero Hunger Road Map and to encourage participation by various actors in programmes seeking to end hunger and malnutrition in Namibia.

  • WFP provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in developing the Namibian School Feeding Training Manual Trainers’ Guide. This guide will be crucial in providing training strategies to prospective trainers working in the National School Feeding Programme both at regional and circuit level. The guide is designed to enhance the training capacity of Ministry of Education staff and to ensure increased regularity of training, consistency of messaging and also increase efficiency and effectiveness by which trainings are undertaken.