Call to Action for the AU Year of Nutrition and Food Security

… developed by the African Youth and Media in Accra, Ghana.

The name to motion was made throughout an consciousness and orientation session on the African Union Year of Nutrition for youth and the Agenda 2063 Media Network. The session was convened by the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD, in collaboration with the Youth Consortium and the Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF) and the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana.


“We need to assume sensible and act sensible. Nutrition have to be on the agenda for improvement, additionally as pinnacle to youth improvement,” stated Boitshepo Giyose, Senior Nutrition Advisor to the AUDA-NEPAD Chief Executive Officer.


“This is available in in opposition to the popularity that Africa’s share on the planet’s undernourished inhabitants decreased from 35.5 p.c in 1990 to 22 p.c in 2019. However, this alarming charge nonetheless requires stronger efforts to enhance meals safety and diet within the continent,” Ms Giyose stated.


Youths and media developed a name to motion, aimed toward strengthening resilience in diet and meals safety in Africa. The name is being made on Governments, Regional Economic Communities, youth, civil society, media, monetary Institutions, conventional and spiritual establishments, academia, non-public sector, sports activities personalities, and people to successfully take part and contribute to the development of diet and meals safety within the continent.


Speaking on behalf of SAYoF, Misheck Gondo stated the decision to motion is necessary since “Food safety and diet are necessary parts of particular person resilience, however they’ll additionally improve the resilience of complete economies by enhancing the well being and productiveness of people.”


Kefilwe Roba Moalosi, AUDA-NEPAD’s Senior Nutritionist acknowledged the significance of the position performed by media and youth in advocacy and reminded individuals of the necessity to strengthen native indigenous meals techniques as a driver for human capital improvement.


During the notice and orientation session, an advocacy marketing campaign was additionally launched, #Youth4Nutrition, which is aimed toward rallying extra youths and media to champion diet and meals safety in all areas of the continent.


The consciousness and orientation session was held to primarily elevate consciousness and orient media and youth on the AU Year of Nutrition, whereas expounding on AUDA-NEPAD’s position in diet and meals safety. The session introduced collectively youths and media from all of the areas of the continent for engagement in direction of collaborative and sustainable motion on diet in direction of the realisation of Agenda 2063.



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