SESRIC in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will organise the Second Workshop on Monitoring Food Security in the Context of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda on 14-15 November 2017 in Ankara, Republic of Turkey. The Workshop will be attended by participants from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of 23 OIC member countries including Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, and Yemen and international organisations.
The objective of the Workshop is to develop capacities of officials of the selected NSOs of OIC member countries to advocate with national government leaders for the inclusion of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) and food consumption modules in national surveys for monitoring SDG target 2.1.
During the Workshop, the participants will be informed both about the Prevalence of Undernourishment (POU) and the FIES methodologies, as well as the steps to implement them and the relevance of the information they provide for food security policy. The participants will find the opportunity to listen to the country experiences on conducting nationwide household surveys and governing food security data, and the challenges they face vis-à-vis during the relevant household surveys. The Workshop will also include demonstration sessions on estimation of POU and FIES data analysis.