New Delhi/Bhubaneshwar: The United Nations World Meals Programme (WFP) and the Authorities of Odisha will work on enhancing family meals and dietary safety by strengthening livelihood initiatives, reaching hundreds of state-supported Ladies’s Self-Assist Teams (WSHGs).
“This can be a vital partnership for reaching dietary safety in Odisha centered on empowerment, livelihood, and incomes of ladies,” mentioned WFP Nation Director in India, Bishow Parajuli. “Such centered initiatives are vital to handle and scale back vulnerabilities round meals safety as highlighted by the COVD-19 pandemic.”
An settlement was signed at this time between Mr. Parajuli and Ms. Sujata R Karthikeyan, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Division of Mission Shakti, Authorities of Odisha, at a digital ceremony.
“Sustainable livelihoods result in improved family meals and dietary safety and finally lead to holistic empowerment of ladies. This collaboration will help Ladies’s Self-Assist Teams (WSHGs) by offering technical help and capability improvement, instantly contributing to long-term meals safety and creating a replicable mannequin,” mentioned Ms. Sujata R Karthikeyan.
“Working with Self Assist Teams to create livelihood alternatives, enhancing family dietary safety and rising girls’s participation in resolution making are a few of the core goals for the Division of Mission Shakti.”
The partnership, efficient until December 2023, can even be specializing in enhancing the linkage of ladies teams with authorities procurement techniques, rising consciousness on entitlements, constructing the capability of ladies’s teams, and creating monitoring instruments, and endeavor evaluations to enhance the operate of the teams.