WFP Boss Outlines Vision For 2030
By Robert Dixon
The Country Director of the World Food Program (WFP), Dr. Birenvenu Djossa, says the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal requires moving beyond saving lives to changing lives, focusing first on the greatest need.
He said the WFP’s shared vision is that everyone everywhere has accessto nutritious food not only to survive but to thrive.
Dr. Djossa made the statement at the end of a two-day workshop on foodsecurity and nutrition with the Media organized by the WFP.“We will explicitly align our activities around 17 goals, but will focus mainly on two of those goals, which include SDG2, supporting countries and responding to the hunger needs of the most vulnerable, working and helping to achieve zero hunger and SGG17, partnering to support implementation of the SDGs.
The WFP Country Director indicated that these goals make WFP” smission and mandate clear, noting that the critical role they play in continuing to respond to emergencies anywhere in the world with scaleand speed.
Dr. Djossa pointed out that the ability to procure, build and deliverfor the hungry and when needed or requested for other members of the humanitarian community.
“Our ability to align WFP’s work around government –led objectives, targets and efforts, as part of the United Nations Development System, ensuring they all do business together but differently,” he disclosed.
According to him, their strategy will primarily focus on achieving results at country level and promoting national ownership by government.