NOURICITY Accra – partnership workshop for improved urban nutrition and final project presentation
On August 17th – 18th 2022 NOURICITY partners met in Accra to interact with local stakeholders of the urban food system, in order to draft a partnership for improved urban nutrition in Ghana. This workshop was followed on the 18th by an extended meeting gathering stakeholders and researchers to discuss the research highlights of the project and the role of the various public bodies in steering the system toward better quality and safer food for the urban consumers. With food safety a key concern in many of the local open markets, and playing in the mind of many brains in the back of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two events were well attended and the discussions lively, reaching the public domain thanks to a strong media presence.
NOURICITY Accra workshop gets center page
The NOURICITY high-level stakeholder workshop in Accra, November 28th 2019, got news coverage. As the national media erupted in reports of critical health and sanitation issues in Ghana’s open food markets, the timing of the workshop was spot on.
The Daily Graphic (Ghana’s most read daily newspaper) published the article below center page of its November 29th 2019 issue, and the following article reported on the workshop and the NOURICTY project on the site of the national Information Services Department, the principal public relations outfit of the Ghanaian Government.