Sao Tome and Principe

WFP Sao Tome and Principe Country Brief, January 2017



  • WFP in collaboration with the European Union, the Government and local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) is involved in an initiative to introduce local products in the school meals programme.

  • A budget revision was approved to continue capacity development and augmentation activities in the Development Project (DEV 200295).

Operational Updates

  • The transition towards a nationally owned school meals programme continues as planned. In line with this goal, meetings with other partners and PNASE were organized. The Ministry of Education – through PNASE – will take over the management of the school meals programme. WFP continues to support capacity-strengthening initiatives, working with the Government to train staff in key ministries and departments. New forms of transfers in the school meals programme are envisaged in the new operation, in line with the new objectives of the 2017-2021 UNDAF.

  • In collaboration with FAO, WFP is supporting PNASE for the elaboration of the national school meals programme.