Almanar's visit to Almanar South Kordofan Office

A team from Almanar Khartoum head office conducted a visit to Almanar Office in South Kordofan state during the period from 6th to 18th April 2013. The team consisted of members from  the Operations, Programs and  Grants; M&E desks.

The team was to provide support and to ensure harmony and smooth implementation of Almanar activities.

The team initially held courtesy meetings with Dilling Commissioner as well as officials in Dilling Locality namely; the Executive Director Ustaz Musa Gabr, the Social Welfare officer as well as community leaders, namely, the Popular Committee, the Civil Administration and CBOs.  A special visit to Dr Eisa Abbakar, Dean of the Peace Center /Dilling University to further the collaboration and networking between Almanar and the Peace Center.

The team members held meetings with the corresponding officers in Dilling Office. Almanar OTPs were visited to provide support to the nutrition project to ensure smooth implementation of the activities; in addition to visiting Algoz locality to follow up on the establishment of two OTPs at Alnabag and Hamadi areas. The 4 IGA projects were seen and planned activities were discussed and means of strengthening the exchange of experience between the two offices were pursued. The community educators were commended on the coordination with government agencies and community leaders especially the initiative of “the Integrating Roles” between the different government authorities and the community.

Towards the end of the trip, the team visited Kadugli to meet the Director General of the State MOH and the PHC Director as well as the director of the nutrition unit at SK MoH. Based on the need expressed, the Kordofan State Nutrition Office will collaborate with Almanar in starting a SFP program at Almanar OTP centers in Dilling hence a visit to the WFP office was held to ensure future cooperation and collaboration.