USD 0.1 m six months (March-August 2018) net funding requirements, representing 45% of total
WFP continues to support capacity-strengthening initiatives, working with the Government to train staff from PNASE and key ministries and departments. WFP provides technical assistance to the PNASE personnel to manage its own school meals programme through ongoing implementation of activities identified and recommended by SABER workshop and decentralized evaluation in 2016.
A meeting was held with FAO to brainstorm potential ways of creating synergies. The two RBAs are developing a joint proposal to reduce postharvest losses for the smallholder farmers in Sao Tome and Principe.
The second Advisory Board meeting with all relevant stakeholders was organized to discuss the second draft of the ZHSR.
The country office continues to do the advocacy for potential donors to provide financial assistance to the national school meals programme and the Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan.
A meeting was held with the National Institute Gender Promoting (INPG), to continue the campaign against gender-based violence, and advocacy for gender equality. Indicators suggest a strong improvement in the area during the development project implementation.