WFP unveils CSP-2023-27 to address Pakistan’s food security nutrition needs

ISLAMABAD: The World Food Programme (WFP) launched its new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2023-2027, progressive shift from its conventional position as a supplier of meals help to a supplier of assist for inclusive and equitable nationwide coverage and capability growth.

Chris Kaye, Country Director of WFP Pakistan, introduced the brand new CSP on the Executive Board Meeting in Rome, Italy, and mentioned, “Building on the broad consultations with stakeholders and benefitting from the analysis of the present CSP, WFP formulated the brand new CSP by placing the partnership with the federal government on the middle of its interventions,” mentioned a press launch points right here.

He mentioned, “The work of WFP in Pakistan over the following 5 years will embody livelihoods, social safety, meals techniques, and humanitarian response”. The strategic plan comes at a vital time when the nation is reeling from the devastating impacts of the floods, disrupting the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions.

Kaye additional mentioned that the present wants and response to the flood emergency in Pakistan underpin the necessity for funding in strengthening the nation’s resilience to local weather change, supporting entry to nutritious meals, and reinforcing meals techniques.

The 4 strategic outcomes of the CSP underscore WFP’s rising concentrate on enabling and supporting nationwide and provincial establishments to handle the nation’s meals safety and diet wants. Also, the outcomes will promote equal entry to assets, put together for and reply to emergencies, and construct resilience to confront the challenges posed by local weather change and different shocks.

The Federal Minister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety of Pakistan Shazia Atta Marri, acknowledged the longstanding partnership of WFP with the Government of Pakistan in her remarks on the Executive Board assembly and mentioned, “WFP’s CSP supplies a imaginative and prescient which is aligned with the priorities of the Government, each on the federal and provincial ranges.”

She highlighted the mutual belief and accountability between the 2 companions, with particular reference to implementation of the large-scale stunting prevention programme, the ‘Benazir Nashonuma Programme’. The programme is among the most modern and complete efforts of any Government to deal with stunting in South-East Asia.

“We acknowledge the competence and professionalism of WFP to assist implement a technical programme that can have a long-lasting affect not solely on the way forward for girls and youngsters, but in addition on the communities and the nation as an entire,” Minister Marri added.

The new CSP was accepted by WFP’s Executive Board in Rome and can come into impact from January 1, 2023.

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