Parliament to host seminar to promote child nutrition

27 Sep 2015 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 27 SEP (NAMPA) - Parliament will from Monday host a Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional parliamentary seminar to promote child nutrition.
The seminar, which will be held in Windhoek, is being organised by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).
The two-day seminar starts Monday.
The regional parliamentary seminar will be held under the theme ‘Promoting child nutrition in the SADC region’.
It is aimed at promoting child nutrition and will also see the launch of a report titled ‘A Namibia Fit for Children, 25 years of progress’, which will provide a new analysis on the population and housing census data with a special focus on children and adolescents.
The seminar will amongst others place emphasis on the strategies and tools parliamentarians can leverage to strengthen nutritional programmes.
Parliamentarians in the region will hear from each other at the seminar and experts from Unicef, the civil society and other parliaments will also be in a attendance to share perspectives and expertise on the role of parliamentarians in contributing to the reduction of malnutrition.