Working group 4: Securing school nutrition in crisis situations, such as pandemics
Thursday, 24/06/2021, 12:00 – 14:15 p.m. CET
- Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for school nutrition
- Measures to ensure the continued operation of school catering in crisis situations
- What guidelines for school nutrition in crisis situations are in place at the international and national levels as well as within individual organisations? How do they relate to each other? Are they ade-quate and/or have any gaps found been addressed?
- What practical experiences have been gained in low-, middle- and high-income countries relating to school nutrition programmes in crisis situations? What were the greatest challenges and how were they tackled? To what extent do experiences made with school nutrition programmes during to the COVID-19 pandemic differ from experience gained with other types of crises?
- In planning for future responses, what type of cooperation is necessary to make measures on school nutrition in crisis situations as effective as possible? How can school nutrition be maintained cost-effectively in the absence of a school system? What are the implications of closures of schools and reopening of schools?
Document title: Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for school nutrition
Document description: Donald Bundy
Document title: Measures to ensure the continued operation of School Feeding in Crisis situations
Document description: Jocelyn A. Limosinero
Donald Bundy has been Professor of Epidemiology and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 2018. He has worked for more than 30 years on the role of school-health and nutrition programmes in the development of school-age children and adolescents, especially in low-income countries. He is the Director of the Global School Health Consortium, and advises the World Food Programme in Rome, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in London, the World Bank in Washington DC, and several national governments.
He was Deputy Director and Senior Advisor to the Global Health Team of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle and London. Donald served for 15 years (1999-2014) as Lead Health Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, with a focus on the interface between the health and education sectors and coordinated the bank’s programme for NTDs and the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control.
Donald has authored more than 400 books and scientific publications, and produced award-winning documentary films on the role of public health in development, including a series for PBS. He founded the Partnership for Child Development in 1992, which was recognized as best practice in the UK Parliamentary Review 2019. He has contributed to all three editions of the World Bank’s Disease Control Priorities since 1993, and in the current edition led Volume 8, Child and Adolescent Health and Development.
Principal IV, Malagasang II Elementary School, Imus Cavite, Philippines
Mamta Gurung Nyangmi is a development strategy consultant currently based in Nepal. She has over 15 years of experience in international and community development specializing in policy, advocacy, program design and project management.
Presently, Mamta is working on several initiatives. Primarily as the Asia Pacific Program Coordinator for Global Child Nutrition Foundation leading its government and stakeholder engagement in over 60 countries, fostering partnerships, facilitating regional networks and managing its Learning Exchange project in India. She is also a team member of a pilot project for transformational leadership, coaching female deputy mayors in Nepal led by Nepal Communitere and Women Lead.
Prior to this Mamta was the Head of Education Support at the World Food Programme in Nepal where she spearheaded a holistic school health and nutrition operations, creating convergence of school meals programs with literacy, health and hygiene initiatives to enhance learning in rural public schools. She has worked extensively in safety net and social protection and has served in several leadership roles. With a passion for social and gender justice Mamta is deliberate about ensuring equality and inclusivity lens through her work. Mamta completed her Bachelors in English Literature from Delhi University, Bachelors in International Development from City University of New York and Masters in International Development from Cornell University.