The 6th ADSF continental commemoration is hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC). The event will be guided by the Theme: “Harnessing Africa’s Traditional Knowledge and Food to Support Home-Grown School Feeding Programmes and Systems During COVID-19 Response and Beyond.”
Since 2016, the African Day of School Feeding (ADSF) continental commemoration has been a rallying point to reinforce and strengthen political will for school feeding on the continent.
The ADSF has served as a convening space bringing together stakeholders across the public, private, civil society, and multilateral sectors to raise awareness and knowledge on school feeding, take stock of progress made and galvanize political support for the adoption, implementation, or sustainment of pro-school feeding policies programmes and resources.
This year’s continental celebration on March 1st aims to maximise the convening moment of the ADSF by initiating a series of engagements and dialogues, including technical and political discussions that will help formulate and drive the implementation of concrete actions to address the immediate health, nutrition, and education needs of children and promote local food systems and Africa’s rich culinary heritage.
- Take stock of the progress of ongoing initiatives at the continental, regional, and national levels in implementing HGSF programmes, among others by presenting the findings of the 2019-2020 biennial report.
- Promote Africa’s diverse food culture through HGSF programmes that incorporate local and traditional food that are agriculture-supportive and nutrition-sensitive.
- Promote knowledge and good practices sharing, highlighting potential dividends and progress made with respect to HGSF on the continent.
- Support member states to respond to the COVID 19 crisis by sharing lessons learned, best practices, and guidance.