2019年04月16日

NUTRITION REPORT ON

In a baseline survey that was carried out between the 26th March and 4th April 2019 in Kangemi, a total of 204 decision makers as far as feeding is concerned in homes were interviewed.

Mothers were required to answer a questionnaire containing a total of ten simple questions.

The aim of the survey was to assess nutrition knowledge, eating behaviors, the most commonly taken foods, the accessibility of foods, as well as the means of cooking and storing food.

The survey concluded that there is a huge gap in nutrition knowledge of good nutrition practices within Kangemi.

Going with the high numbers of mothers who do not know what constitutes a balanced diet, there is need to conduct nutrition seminars for Kangemi residents as a balanced meal is the core aspect of good nutrition practices in a community.

According to the survey, half of the residents do not take three meals in a day with lunch being the skipped meal.

In addition, consumption of too much carbohydrate with little vegetables and no proteins is worrying.

This is understandable due to the hard economic times, but with proper nutrition education, especially on the food groups and their benefits to the body, the residents can be able to replace expensive foods with cheap alternatives which will provide the body with similar nutrients.

This is vital as they will achieve a balanced meal at the cheapest price possible that match their income without much pressure.

In addition, if they learn to consume foods when in season, it will be an advantage as the foods are dense in nutrients, cheap and readily available.

On the other hand, if they have enough knowledge of food preservation methods, they will be in a position to store food surplus which will increase food security at the household level.

All this put in place, it will improve not only nutrition and but also the overall health of Kangemi residents.

Pauline


posted by resultsjp at 22:31| Comment(3) | 情報

KEEPING KANGEMI COMMUNITY CLEAN


Cleaning up the environment of a community is progressive mandate towards healthy living measures and this is a phenomenon occasion in the prevention of communicable diseases which is prone in the informal settlement.

Kangemi is one of the places, Results Japan initiative is to aid in the prevention and control of diseases which can affect the local community due to an unsafe and unclean environment.

By doing so, Results Japan Kenya has collaborated with other Community- based Organizations, stakeholders and partners who are involved in providing health care services to help in cleaning the community.

Last Week on Friday, clean up activity was carried out near Kangemi Health Centre with the collaboration of community volunteers and the local CBOs with the aim of keeping Kangemi clean and promoting the culture of clean up activity and also advocating for more cleaning activities in the future.

In reality, a lot of efforts needs to be done to educate the community on the importance of living in a clean environment and which in turn can reduce the disease's outbreak thus having a healthy community.

I believe giving everyone opportunity to be involved in these activities will be able to change their general knowledge on living in a clean and safe environment and I advocate for cleaner -up activities in the future.

Calvin
posted by resultsjp at 14:34| Comment(3) | 情報

LACK OF CHILD-FRIENDLY WASHROOM AMENITIES


Washrooms are the most overlooked aspects of social life to many people and yet the most indispensable. Very little attention is paid to the details when installing washrooms, which is a painful reality to those who are affected any time they wish to use them.

It has never clicked to many that in public places, toilets ought to cater for everyone’s needs, from ladies to gents, disabled, aged and even children.

In many places you will visit, you will realize there are no designated toilets for children, this is the painful reality many Kenyan parents cry foul over at public places.

The situation is not only dire at public places, schools also do not have special toilets and sanitation stations for children of different ages.

In all the schools we are installing the SATO toilets, there are no hand washing areas constructed for small children, only a standard station for all. This makes it hard for the children to observe all the procedure of using the wash-rooms.

Some hand washing areas are too high for children to reach, some urinals also are too high for young boys, while some of the pit latrines are too wide posing dangers of children falling.

Lack of regular cleaning and the use of disinfectants in the washrooms also creates a threat of children contacting infectious diseases.

In many places I have visited, young boys use the gent's toilets and young girls use the ladies’ washrooms. This situation is awkward and makes the children uncomfortable despite them not opening up.

Gender appropriate and age appropriate toilets are essential especially at the school where children are taught their different body anatomy.

The good thing with the SATO toilet is that it is child-friendly and hygienic, parents can get relief because it does not pose any hygienic or falling threat to children.

During the installation of hand washing areas which is one of the project clauses, we will consider the height of the stations to cater for the needs of all the children in the school.

By doing so, we will set an example to others that all children in the schools need to have inclusivity in resource sharing.


Dicken
posted by resultsjp at 14:29| Comment(3) | 情報

4/16国連経社理開発資金フォーラムのLGサイドイベントで国際連帯税を議論

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2015年の第3回開発資金国際会議でアディスアベバ行動目標(Addis Ababa Action Agenda)が採択され、毎年フォローアップのための開発資金に関する経済社会理事会年次フォーラムが開催されることになりました。今年は4月15−18日の4日間第4回会合が開催されます。

そして4月16日には“開発のための革新的資金調達に関するリーディング・グループ(LG)”が「持続可能な開発のための革新的資金調達:規模とインパクト」と題してサイドイベントを開催します。下記外務省報道にもありますように、今回のイベントでは「国際連帯税」が重要なテーマになっていますが、これは本年のLG議長国に日本政府が就任したことに大いに関連がある、と言えるでしょう。

というのは、アディスアベバ行動目標が採択される過程で、フランスやLGが国際連帯税などグローバル・タックス方式を提案しており、議長提案の第一ドラフト案でもそのような内容が盛り込まれていました。しかし、結果はグローバル・タックス方式は見事に(!)削除されてしまいました。その後の国際会議においてLGはグローバル・タックス方式を唱えることに躊躇し、暗号通貨とブロックチェーンその他の検討を行ってきました。

しかし、安定性・予測可能・一定のボリュームのある革新的な資金調達方法と言えば、グローバル・タックス方式が一番です。しかもそれを公的資金として使うことができます。LGがブロックチェーンやインパクト投資という新しい分野を開拓していくことは確かに必要ですが、その軸に国際連帯税などのグローバル・タックスをあくまでも追求していくという姿勢が求められています。

そういう意味で、議長国である日本政府が要求したと思われる国際連帯税について、どのような議論を行うのか、を注目していきましょう。

     【外務省報道】国連経済社会理事会開発資金フォーラムにおけるサイドイベント
        「持続可能な開発のための革新的資金調達:規模とインパクト」の開催


1 4月16日,国連本部において,国連経済社会理事会開発資金フォーラムにおけるサイドイベント「持続可能な開発のための革新的資金調達:規模とインパクト」が開催されます。

2 このサイドイベントは,本年,「開発のための革新的資金調達リーディング・グループ」の議長国を務める日本が,同グループ常設事務局を担うフランスとメンバー国のドイツ,国連開発計画(UNDP)と共催するものです。

3 このサイドイベントでは,国際連帯税,ブレンディッド・ファイナンス,インパクト投資等の開発のための革新的資金調達の規模の拡大とインパクトの確保を実現するための諸課題等についてのパネルディスカッションが行われる予定です。

[参考]
(1)日時 :4月16日(火曜日)13時15分から14時30分
(2)場所 :ニューヨーク・国連本部
(3)共催者:フランス,ドイツ及び国連開発計画(UNDP)
(4)プログラム概要

・開会挨拶:星野国連大使
・基調講演:コンセイソンUNDP人間開発報告書室長
・パネルディスカッション:シュピーゲル国連経済社会局持続可能な開発資金事務局政策分析・開発部チーフ(モデレーター),ブシシャ国際開発研究基金プログラムマネジャー(フランス),イティエ・フランス社会連帯経済社会イノベーション担当高等弁務官,ビドヴィック・センブラル基金会長(ボリビア),シュッテOECD持続可能な開発資金課長,ボルホフ・ドイツ経済協力開発省グローバルプロセス/開発資金担当審議官
・質疑応答
・閉会挨拶:星野国連大使

★写真は、INPS newsのHPより

(報告:田中徹二・グローバル連帯税フォーラム/日本リザルツ理事)
posted by resultsjp at 11:37| Comment(4) | 国際連帯税の推進