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Mozambique hosts an interactive training on the Cost of Hunger study with support from REACH

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

image_galleryFrom 6 to 10 June 2016, Mozambique’s National Food Security and Nutrition Secretariat (SETSAN), which is tasked with coordinating nutrition action in the country, hosted a five-day, multi-country, interactive training on the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) in Maputo.

National government representatives and UN focal points from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were trained by staff from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and facilitators from the WFP Country Office in Addis Ababa, with support from representatives at the African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Results from these respective COHA studies are anticipated at varying times between late-2016 and mid-2017.

Learn more about the event at the REACH website

About the Cost of Hunger studies

The first report of the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) Study was launched on 28 March 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria, where experts gathered to review results of the report covering Egypt, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda. The studies are led by the African Union Commission, and supported by the African Union Commission, Economic Commission for Africa, the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

At present, the study has also been completed in Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Swaziland and Uganda.

Learn more about the Cost of Hunger in Africa: The Cost of Hunger in Africa

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