August 9, 2023 11:55 am

The Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MoGCSP), in collaboration with the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) and with the assistance of the World Food Programme (WFP), is organizing a comprehensive weeklong Capacity Building Programme. This initiative is specifically designed for Regional Coordinators (RCs), Zonal Coordinators (ZCs), and Administrative Staff hailing from all 16 regional offices of the GSFP.

The central objective of this programme is to elevate the proficiency of the GSFP team at the regional level.

The aim is to ensure the efficient and effective execution of the Programme while fostering robust partnerships between stakeholders at the regional and district levels.

Furthermore, the Capacity Building Programme intends to equip participants with advanced skills in employing the GSFP Monitoring & Evaluation digital tools. These tools are specifically tailored for RCs and ZCs.

The event also involved a reorientation of teams regarding the pivotal roles that the regional team plays in program implementation. Additionally, the gathering served to enlighten regional teams about the payment processing timeline within the GSFP, thereby facilitating more effective stakeholder engagement.

Addressing the attendees of the training workshop, Hon. Lariba Zuweira Abudu, the sector minister, highlighted the pivotal role of the GSFP as a flagship social protection program.

She underscored its alignment with key government policies and development strategies, such as the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda, the Ghana National Social Protection Strategy, and its current alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 2, 4, and 5.

The Minister emphasized that the GSFP continues to generate employment opportunities for 34,350 caterers and cooks, primarily women, providing them with a means to support their families. In addition to this social impact, the program has effectively created a stable market for local farmers, thereby bolstering the local economy.

Hon. Lariba Abudu expressed gratitude towards the World Food Programme for their unwavering technical and financial support since the inception of the GSFP.

Commencing on August 7th, the program is scheduled to run until August 11th, 2023.

Source: MoGCSP