The President of World Bank Group, Mr. Jim Yong Kim has commended the Senegal-based Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition over its activities to reduce malnutriton in the country, reports NaijaAgroNet.
Kim who is in the capital of Senegal, Dakar for a three-day working visit, said it was inspiring to meet the Senegalese commitment, which he described as great progress in reducing chronic malnutrition.
“In large part thanks to the community-based approach implemented by Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition,” he said.
Kim also expressed delight over meeting with some of the people making it happen.
“We are proud supporter,” he asserted.
NaijaAgroNet further recalls that Mr. Kim was in Senegal for a three-day working visit.
This, NaijaAgroNet gathered, was in conjunction with the visit of President Emmanuel Macron of France.
NaijaAgroNet also gathered that the visit follows the One Planet Summit which both Kim and Macron co-hosted in Paris in December 2017, and seeks to demonstrate commitment to joint action on adaptation to climate change.
President Macron and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will also travel with President Macky Sall of Senegal to Saint-Louis, a historic town under threat from coastal erosion.
During his visit, the World Bank Group President will hold bilateral meetings with President Sall and President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso. He will also attend a high-level session on global education challenges.