COVID-19 Emergency Response: The African Nutrition Perspectives
byANH Academy
Webinar or Seminar
| COVID-19, Agriculture, Nutrition, Food Systems
Date and Time
From: 1 June 2020, 09:00
To: 1 June 2020, 11:30
GMT Greenwich Mean Time GMT
Country: United Kingdom
Open Full Event ANS Covid 19


ANH Academy/ANS webinar: COVID-19 Emergency Response: The African Nutrition Perspectives


The general objective of this webinar was to contribute to the improvement of food systems in the face of the COVID pandemic and to address the emerging issues of food insecurity in Africa.

Specifically, the webinar:

  • Discussed the medium and long term impact of COVID-19 on food poverty;  nutrition and food systems in Africa and to deliberate on the key contributing factors
  • Assessed the challenges faced by the emergency response on food systems; 
  • Discussed opportunities for transforming the food systems and improve nutrition during the current and future pandemics.
  • Discussed measures put in place for social protection and COVID-19 response in Africa, especially in rural areas, and shared experience of integrated best practices, and approaches.
  • Discussed research opportunities related to nutrition and COVID-19 and how they can be adapted to address the impact of COVID-19 in Africa.


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Lead Facilitators

  • Dr. Amos Laar (Ghana), President of the African Nutrition Society
  • Mr. Mphumuzi Sukati, FAO RAF Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer

Other Facilitators

  • Prof. Paul Amuna
  • Ms. Isatou Jallow
  • Prof. Linley Chiwona Kharltun
  • Prof. Alan Jackson
  • Dr. Habiba Hassan-Wassef
  • Dr. Victor Owino
  • Mrs. Julia Tagwireyi
  • Mr. Modou Cheyassin Phall
  • Prof. Francis Zotor
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