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Food security, community and nutritional relief during the COVID-19 crisis | 20 May 2020

Community Relations Connect: Sessions

Community Relations Connect, is an emerging network for community relations and social performance practitioners throughout Africa. It is a community of practice for people to come together to share, learn and improve their practices.  Community Relations Connect (CRC) has been catalysed by the urgent need to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. CRC is hosted by Synergy Global Consulting and is supported by the International Council for Metals and Mining (ICMM)

 

Food security, community and nutritional relief during the COVID-19 crisis | 20 May 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has been accompanied by significant economic turmoil, which has led to wide-ranging food insecurity. Thus, food security, including the provision of nutritional relief, has been a key component of efforts to mitigate the impacts of the crisis.

This session unpacks what we can learn about food security and nutritional relief from a multitude of current relief efforts. As always, the session included opportunities for participants to interact, share and learn with each other, and reflect on current collaborations and implications for future collaboration capacity.The session addresses the following questions:

  • What are important logistical and psychological considerations when planning food relief (i.e.safety, dignity, energy to cook food)?
  • What are the pro’s and con’s of the different food relief options (e.g. vouchers, food parcels,soup kitchens)?
  • What are the best ways of keeping records of recipients?
  • What power dynamics do these approaches foster?
  • How do we build local resilience as we provide food relief?

Food Security Practice Note

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