The World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to support the Royal Government of Bhutan in the transition of school feeding to a National School Feeding and Nutrition Programme.
The project, which will be implemented over a period from 2019 to 2023 with US$4 million funding provided by KOICA, and aims to address the double burden of malnutrition by focusing on reduction of micro-nutrient deficiencies, as well as over-nutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) related to poor diets, alcohol, tobacco and lack of physical activity. NCDs are now responsible for 69% of the reported disease burden in the country.
In support of the project implementation, WFP, together with government partners, is introducing the Menu Optimizer Tool through an algorithm that calculates the most nutrition-rich menu at the lowest cost and with the highest proportion of local food. WFP will also launch a digital game-based learning platform to support more interactive and engaging nutrition and health education for schoolchildren.
The second Biennial three-day Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) Summit with the theme ‘Catalyzing Small and Cottage Industries to Drive Bhutan’s Economic Diversification ‘ started today at the Royal Thimphu College. The UN in Bhutan is a proud partner.Read More
The Resident Coordinator of UN in Bhutan welcomed the Executive Director of UNFPA, Dr. Natalia Kanem to Bhutan. Dr. Natalia is on a 4-day visit at the invitation of the Royal Government of Bhutan. While in the country, Dr. Natalia will open the seminar on “ICPD25 in Bhutan” at Paro College of Education, visit […]Read More
(First workshop of the Task Force of the National Environment Commission of Bhutan for the revision of the National Environment Strategy) “When we look at the future, we see the world in a state of ominous uncertainty. Human activities have led to imbalance in nature and ecological shifts that cause growing problems like climate […]Read More
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