SURE-FOOD Official Inception Workshop at the University of Nairobi, 20. September 2021

On Monday, the September 20th, the official Inception Workshop of the SURE-FOOD project took place at the University of Nairobi’s College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Upper Kabete Campus.

Inception Workshop of the SURE-FOOD Project at the University of Nairobi, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), Upper Kabete Campus on 20 September 2021, Nairobi, Kenya.
Left to right: Hamid R. Oskorouchi, UHOH; Jonathan M. Nzuma, UoN; Alfonso Sousa-Poza, UHOH; Margaret Hutchinson, DVC Research, Innovation and Enterprise, UoN; Nicholas Ozor, ATPS; Rose Nyikal, UoN; Catherine N. Kunyanga, UoN; Lydiah M. Waswa, Egerton University; George Abong, Chairman, Dep. of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology

The Workshop started with Welcoming Remarks and Official opening by UoN administrators

  • Dr George Abong, Chairman, Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology
  • Prof. Rose Nyikal, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, CAVS
  • Prof. Margaret Hutchinson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Enterprise.

The workshop comprises presentations and discussions of the project’s work packages leaders and their WP teams. The WP teams present their ongoing research, discuss the insights and preliminary results of the literature reviews, elaborate on the survey designs and intervention plans, discuss the milestones and update the workplan. Also, challenges and any issues of concern will be discussed in depth during the workshop, in order to find best ways to go on with the joint project.

Presentation and discussion of WP 1Resilience Analytics: Status of Food & Nutrition Security among Urban Dwellers”

  • Jonathan M. Nzuma, UoN, and
  • Hamid R. Oskorouchi and Alfonso Sousa-Poza, UHOH

Presentation and discussion of WP 2 “Resilience Structures: Food Market Capacity”

  • Hamid R. Oskorouchi, UHOH, and
  • Catherine N. Kunyanga, UoN

Presentation and discussion of WP 3 “Resilience Agents: Nutrition Education and Communication”

  • Lydiah M. Waswa, Egerton University, and
  • Catherine N. Kunyanga, UoN

Presentation and discussion of WP 4 “Resilience Champions: Action Plan for Food & Nutrition Security”

  • Catherine N. Kunyanga, UoN, and
  • Nicholas Ozor, African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

Presentation and discussion of WP 5 Simulation Tool “Nutrition and Health-driven Food Security Policy Generator”

  • Nelson Owuor Onyango, UoN

Presentation and discussion of WP 6 “Coordination, Communication, Project Management” and WP7 “International Young Scientists Conference”

  • Alfonso Sousa-Poza, UHOH

The workshop day ends with an informal get-together in order to facilitate further discussions. In the coming days, several visits to current and potential project partners as well as field visits to informal settlements of Nairobi will take place.

FOR Sure-Food Workshop Inception Program

You can find the link to the pdf below:
https://surefood456165870.files.wordpress.com/2021/09/sure-food_inception-workshop-program.pdf

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