The meeting focused on how to improve support to Eastern African countries to deliver the Country Programming Frameworks (CPF). The meeting identified areas of partnership and collaboration to end hunger in Eastern Africa in line with the outcomes of the AU Declaration on Ending Hunger from Africa by 2025. It also prioritized areas of partnership in Eastern Africa and share information on FAO’s work in eastern Africa with Governments, Regional Economic Commissions and development partners.
In his opening remarks, Modibo Traore, FAO Sub-Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, noted that
the meeting provides opportunity to explore ways for strengthening collaboration and finds new areas of partnership to accelerate hunger eradication in the sub-region.
The FAO Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa (SFE), an advisory and technical unit for the Eastern Africa sub-region comprises Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.