FNC Units

Advocacy and Communications Unit

This is the public relations and marketing unit of the Food and Nutrition Council. It increases visibility and advocates on issues related to food and nutrition security to inform perceptions and understanding of these issues among multiple stakeholders, including senior Government officials and the general public.

The unit is responsible advocacy, information and education on emerging issues in the area of food and nutrition security at international, regional and national platforms, down to community level discourse. It aims to increase awareness of food and nutrition security issues in Zimbabwe through innovative and strategic approaches of information sharing and communication on specific priority issues using multiple media. The unit also supports the dissemination of information of the food and nutrition security situation.

Together with other units, it enables high level advocacy to ensure that food and nutrition security is kept high on the national developmental agenda. The Advocacy and Communication Unit ensures that all of the Food and Nutrition Council’s partners are informed and aware of what the organisation aims to do and what it has achieved under the leadership of the various units. It does this by maintaining an effective and efficient information management system on national food and nutrition security, including an electronic data base, website and reference library of all relevant food and nutrition security reports. It also facilitates the publishing and dissemination of national situational findings and analyses on food and nutrition security surveys, assessments and synthesized quarterly bulletins and monthly newsletters.

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Advocacy and information products produced aim to bridge the gap between policy-makers, implementers, development partners and the people on whom policy and activities will have the greatest impact.

The products meaningfully unpacking the national development agenda and customizing messages appropriately, to suit intended audiences.

The Food & Nutrition Council's Vision

To promote a multi-sectoral response to food and nutrition insecurity problems and ensure that every Zimbabwean is free from hunger and malnutrition.