The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany has donated conferencing facilities and information education communication materials worth 24, 540 Euros to the National Food and Nutrition Commission.
The donation includes a video conferencing unit, projector and projector screen; nutrition card game and animated video on nutrition; and printer. While some of the items will enhance communication and behavioral change in relation to the Scaling Up Nutrition programme which has an overall objective of reducing stunting in Zambia, the video conferencing system shall support NFNC capacity to operate under the new normal.
Speaking during the Handover ceremony, Food and Nutrition Security Enhanced Resilience (FANSER) Project Coordinator, Julia Kirya reiterated the Project’s commitment using communication to enhance food and nutrition security and improve the livelihood of the local people in Petauke, Katete, Mwense and Kawambwa Districts.
“Our collaboration with the National Food and Nutrition Commission maximizes our joint impact under the Scaling Up Nutrition phase 2 programme in addressing all forms of malnutrition in the country. We are committed to continue with the collaboration until the end of the project in March 2025.
We are starting the implementation in two additional Districts, Sinda and Mwansabombwe Districts and issues of communication can play a major role in achieving our common goals and trigger behavior change. The communication products being handed over today which were developed jointly with the National Food and Nutrition Commission will go a long way in increasing awareness, knowledge and behavior change,” she stated.
And National Food and Nutrition Commission Acting Executive Director, Musonda Mofu expressed gratitude to the Germany Government through GIZ and FANSER project for the donation.
Mr. Mofu affirmed the Commission’s mandate of providing food and nutrition services to the Country as a means of enhancing human development and mentioned that meaningful development can only happen if the local people have attained food and nutrition security which the FANSER project is addressing. He added that with the current situation of Covid-19, the equipment will allow the Commission to Coordinate with various stakeholders virtually in view of the new normal.
He has since thanked GIZ for the donation and support in addressing all forms of malnutrition in Zambia.

GIZ Donation