Partners 4 Change meeting held in Berlin

Partners 4 Change meeting held in Berlin

The National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) Ethiopia, supported by GIZ and the EU, participated in a high level #Partners4Change meeting in Berlin organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation (BMZ) and GIZ. Over 200 delegates, including Ministries from different partner countries of GIZ, came to Berlin, Germany, to deliberate and develop joint policy recommendations on the transformation of agricultural and food systems. The evidence and experiences of the implementation of GIZ programmes were included in a joint Consultation process to develop the final recommendations to be handed over to the State Secretary, Mr. Jochen Flasbarth from BMZ.

Dr. Masresha Tessema, Director, Food Science and Nutrition Research Directorate at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and Programme Manager for NIPN Ethiopia, and NIPN partners from sectors including the head for the Food and Nutrition Office at the Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs Alemtsehay Sergawi, and Senior Programme Manager , Seqota Declaration, Federal Programme Delivery Unit, Ministry of Health, Dr. Sisay Sinamo, along with other Ethiopian delegates, travelled to Berlin from June 13 to 17, 2023, to attend the series of meetings around #Parners4Change organized by the Global Programmes, Gespräch zur Internatinale ZusammenArbeit, etc. Dr. Archana Sarkar, GIZ Advisor, NIPN, also participated along with the Ethiopian delegation.

Dr. Masresha Tessema, said, ‘It was a pleasure to attend the Partners for Change meeting in Berlin. National Information Nutrition Platform (NIPN) Ethiopia, supported by GIZ and the EU, exchanged with partners in Berlin on bringing evidence from nutrition and food security to build a resilient food system (FS). The Ethiopia team played an active role in GIZ’s global planning of FS implementation, and we proposed priority areas for implementation in Ethiopia. Those priorities were handed over to both BMZ and GIZ’.

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