Media Sensitization Webinar Series on Food and Nutrition Security of Bangladesh

The media plays a vital role in creating awareness and influencing policy within the country and their role goes beyond conventional reporting to being partners who take a lead in communicating information that promotes inclusive agricultural productivity growth, better nutritional outcomes and strengthened livelihood resilience. It is important to improve the media’s capacity in informing the nation about food security and nutrition security (FNS). Consequently, enhancing the media capacity in understanding food security and nutrition subjects becomes vital in this era as it improves sound reporting on food availability, food access, and food utilization for both men and women. In addition to health and nutrition professionals and educators, the media is a key gatekeeper of information on food and nutrition. They influence what people hear, read and believe about FNS. It is therefore important that they provide the facts, and help people make the right food choices and adopt healthy lifestyles.

Supporting the media to convey technical and policy information on important nutrition topics is expected to contribute towards responsible reporting and leveraging cross-sectoral policies for FNS. While communicating messages on food and nutrition security to the public, it is important that the messages conveyed are evidence-based, easy-to-comprehend, coherent, and consistent with national policies. It must cater to the diverse needs and heterogeneity of the Bangladeshi population.

Thereby, Meeting the Undernutrition Challenge project partnered with Press Institute of Bangladesh to provide journalists with technical seminars to improve knowledge and awareness of contemporary and emerging FNS agenda and strengthen their abilities to effectively communicate FNS issues to the public through five 3-hours long online/digital seminars on FSN issues in the context of Bangladesh.

Please find below the information on our webinars.

Webinar I : Nutrition Sensitive Social Protection in the Context of Bangladesh

Webinar II : Dissemination of Findings from the Rapid Survey of youth on COVID-19 related Nutrition Awareness, Behaviour and Food Security in Bangladesh

Webinar III : Food loss and waste in the context of Bangladesh

Webinar IV : Food reserve and trade during the Covid-19 pandemic in Bangladesh

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