APN coordinates Civil Society participation in Reach out Event in Kenya on Food Security in Protracted Crises | The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature
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As the facilitator of Civil Society Mechanism Working Group on Protracted Crises, APN was mandated to attend and coordinate CSO presence at the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Reach out Event on the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (FFA) in Kenya on the 19th of September 2016. 

The framework was endorsed by the CFS in October 2015 after a three-year negotiation process that involved states, civil society and private sector, as well as international and regional organizations. The FFA describes the appropriate policies and responses for situations of prolonged conflict, occupation and war, which differ from those required in short-term crises and non-crises development contexts.

 APN had been a member of the technical committee responsible for forming the drafts of the FFA, as well as the coordinator of the CSO negotiation delegation in the years following. The purpose of the Reach out event was to raise awareness of the CFS-FFA in a number of African countries affected by protracted crises and to promote operationalization at field level, capitalizing on existing relevant national efforts.  APN manager participated with a depth of knowledge on the FFA in the workshops and facilitated the participation of CSO participants from Kenya, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Other representatives from governments, private sector and FAO, IFAD and WFP staff were present.