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Summary Results of the Forth National Seminar on Food Security and Nutrition in Cambodia

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The 4th National Seminar on Food Security and Nutrition under the theme “Child and Maternal Nutrition” took place for two days in Phnom Penh from 21 to 22 May 2012. The National Seminar, organized by the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) in collaboration with other Government agencies (MoH, MoP, SNEC, MAFF) and with support of development partners (USAID, UNICEF, WHO, WFP, and CARITAS), was opened bySamdech Akkar Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and closed by H.E. Dr. Yim Chhay Ly, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of CARD. 

 

A wide range of more than 500 participants including national and sub-national ministries and agencies of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), National Assembly, Senate, diplomatic corps, development partners (UN organizations and donor agencies), civil society (NGOs, research institutions) and private sector representatives as well as international guests were involved during the two-day discussions. The seminar discussed and endorsed the recommendations made by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia during the opening ceremony, specifically on the following issues:

 

  • Integration and coordination of actions across sectors (health, agriculture, water-sanitation-hygiene, social protection, food fortification) to enhance child and maternal nutrition with a focus on the first 1,000 days during pregnancy and live.
  • Development of a community-based program in Cambodia to improve child and maternal nutrition and to link its implementation to subnational structures,
  • Development of  an applicable national strategy on FSN and action plan to enhance child and maternal nutrition and to strengthen capacities for the cross cutting issue at national and subnational level
  • Trainings on food security and nutrition for planners and decision makers at both national and sub-national level in order to build capacity and raise work efficiency
  • CARD to continue further effort and work more actively in the role as and strengthening the capacities of CARD to effectively oversee FSN and to enhance cooperation between RGC institutions DP and NGOs

 

The results of the 6 working groups (below) were wrapped up in preliminary conclusions (road map towards improving child and maternal nutrition) and the full report on the outcome of the seminar is currently under preparation.

 

Preliminary Results of Seminar:

 

WG Result 1:

Scaling up evidence based nutrition interventions (chaired by MoH)

English   Khmer

 

WG Result 2:

Agriculture and food based approaches to improve child and maternal nutrition  (chaired by MAFF)
English   Khmer

 

WG Result 3:

Enhancing food fortification with micronutrients (chaired by MoP)
English   Khmer

 

WG Result 4:

Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, important condition to improve child and maternal nutrition (chaired by MRD) 
English   Khmer

 

WG Result 5:

Contribution of social safety nets to enhance child and maternal nutrition (chaired by the CARD)
English   Khmer

 

WG Result 6:

Strengthening coordination mechanisms between relevant sectors and stakeholders and providing an integrated planning framework for the improvement of child and maternal nutrition (chaired  by CARD)

English   Khmer

 

Roadmap towards improving child and maternal nutrition:

      English   Khmer

 

Opening, Closing Speeches and Wrap Up Report

 

Official Opening Address and Recommendations by  Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia 

Khmer  English

 

Welcome remarks by H.E. Dr.Yim Chhay Ly, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of CARD
Khmer   English

 

Brief report on the seminar by H.E. Dr.Tao Seng Huor, Senior Minister, 1st Vice-Chairman of CARD

Khmer   English

 

Closing Address by H.E. Dr. Yim Chhay Ly, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of CARD

Khmer  English

 

Concept Note and Agenda of the Seminar:

 

 

Presentations and Documents of the Seminar:

 

  • Experiences with community based nutrition programs in Thailand English
  • Community-Based Nutrition Program in Thailand by Prof Kraisid English / Khmer
  • Enhancement of dietary diversification by MAFF English / Khmer
  • Food Fortification MoP English / Khmer
  • NGO's Contribution to Improve Nutrition in Cambodia by HKI English / Khmer
  • Overview Child Maternal Nutrition by NNP English / Khmer
  • Nutrition-Critical Investmrent in Human & Economic Development by IRD English / Khmer
  • Road Map Towards Nutrition Action Plan by Darith English / Khmer
  • Scaling Up Nutrition Intervention by NNP English / Khmer
  • Safe water, sanitation and hygiene by MRD English / Khmer
  • FACT SHEET EARLY CHILDHOOD NUTRITION English / Khmer
  • FACT SHEET MATERNAL NUTRITION English / Khmer

 

Report

 


 

Source institution:

Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD)

Contributor name:

CARD

Contributor e-mail:

card@online.com.kh

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Post date:

2012-05-29