COUNTY, USAID NAWIRI PARTNER TO COMBAT MALNUTRITION THROUGH STAFF TRAINING

COUNTY, USAID NAWIRI PARTNER TO COMBAT MALNUTRITION THROUGH STAFF TRAINING

Lodwar, May 30, 2024

County staff from the Departments of Public Service, Administration, and Disaster Management will benefit from specialized training aimed at enhancing the fight against malnutrition. This initiative is part of a new partnership between USAID NAWIRI and the County Public Service.

The partnership will be spearheaded by the Public Service unit of the Department of Public Service Administration and Disaster Management.

The announcement was made by Wangiros James, the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Public Service, Administration, and Disaster Management, following a meeting with USAID NAWIRI officials led by Lodwar Field Office Coordinator, Gabriel Ekuwan.

“By building the capacity of staff, USAID NAWIRI’s efforts to combat persistent acute malnutrition are likely to yield positive results. Effective service delivery plays a crucial role in enhancing access to nutritious food for our local population,” said CECM Wangiros.

The executive emphasized that targeting staff for capacity building aligns with the county’s strategic goal of improving service delivery.

Ekuwan added that the training partnership would be extended to include officers from other departments who collaborate with administrators and disaster management personnel.

In attendance at the meeting were Moses Nawoton, Deputy Director of Disaster Management; Chris Losiru, Deputy Director of Inspectorate; Chris Chilo, Assistant Director of Disaster Management; Natapar Joseph, Assistant Director of Administration; and Nicholas Iris, Assistant Director of Disaster Management.

In the past, county departments have collaborated with USAID nawiri on disaster response, water infrastructure installation, ward development planning, and livelihood enhancement programs.

It is expected that the suggested training will be designed to facilitate the mainstreaming of nutrition sensitive approaches for the local population.

According to Ekuwan, the choice of public service to coordinate the training provides the best opportunity opportunity for equiping both headquarters and field officers with the necessary skills for addressing the malnutrition challenge.

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