15 Journalists Take Food, Nutrition Security Training

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George Fominyen, WFP’s Regional Communications Officer for West and Central Africa, facilitator of the food and nutrition training workshop for local journalists

 A two-day intensive workshop on food and nutrition security reporting for 15 journalists begins today in Monrovia, according to a press release from the World Food Program (WFP) yesterday.

The training is being conducted by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and brings together journalists from the print, electronic and web-based media outlets, the release said.

According to the release, the journalists will be taken through steps in reporting and highlighting food and nutrition security activities and interventions, with an emphasis on resilience and livelihood creation, school meals management, nutrition interventions, and logistics’ operations within the framework of WFP’s Global Communications modules and approaches.

WFP’s Regional Communications Officer for West and Central Africa George Fominyen will serve as a lead facilitator of the communications-driven exercise, the release said.

The release further revealed that at the end of the training, participants are expected to establish a small corps of journalists’ grouping in the form of an association for the purpose of scaling up, improving and highlighting food security, nutrition, and agriculture-related activities in the media, while supporting each other’s professional enhancement.

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