Joyce Banda speaks at Canada Parliament Hill: Tackles right to food and nutrition

Immediate former president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, spoke at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on the occasion of Nutrition International’s (formerly Micronutrients Initiative)25th anniversary celebrations.

Receiving the Award from Joyce Banda is the Canada Minister for International Affairs

Joyce Banda with official at Par;liament Hill in Ottawa

Joyce Banda with Canada Minister of International Affairs (white jacket) and other diginitaries

Banda, an esteemed member of Nutrition International’s board, spoke about the importance of nutrition for the poorest and most vulnerable women and girls.

“Too often in many parts of Africa and the world, women and girls eat last and least. This is mainly because of gendered norms and traditions that perpetuate malnutrition and hold back the learning and life potential of girls and women,” pointed out Banda.

The former President lauded Canada’s leadership on fighting malnutrition and called for its continued support of organizations such as Nutrition International.

Banda also presented an award of leadership to the Canadian Minister of International Development, Honourable Marie-Claude  Bibeau.

Minister Bibeau accepted the award and thanked  Banda for her own work to reduce malnutrition in Malawi through the Joyce Banda Foundation.

Minister Bibeau assured the board members of Canada’s friendship and support of Nutrition International’s undertaking.

This private reception was attended by other Canadian members of parliament, ranking employees of Nutrition International, as well as friends and donors of the organization.

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kalu
Guest

Mpakana upereka Mphatso kwa a zungu “search me”!!!!!!

Mbewa zinai
Guest

So far the country is for the rich people not the malawians….i cant salute any president whethr u wea o u r……to me o v u u dserve a middle finger uccept H.banda en patial 4 @B. Muthalika…..the rest………………to hell

yaki
Guest

Zopanda phindu kwa ife izi angofuna funding for her organization otherwise it can collapse

Sadza Mkwepu
Guest

Wina akaona chonchi,nkhawa bii,congrats Dr Joyce Banda,you are making us proud

Zalewa
Guest

A vote stolen from JB represented lost opportunity for Malawi’s economic progress. Whoever stole that vote robed Malawians big time. For those who share beds with thieves, they will defend DPP at whatever cost, even as Malawi plunges further into abyss of poverty and economic misery. They’ll even say Chaponda was the best Agric Minister Malawi ever had. And they’ll dare say JB was the worst president Malawi ever had. Mama we miss you.

Che nnungu
Guest

Ena akuba ali kunowa akaona chonchi zikuwapweteka osati sewero. Congrats Mama

mbili ya bakha
Guest

inu awa asamangotigunyuza, anazolowela zoti ‘AZUNGU ANDIUZA’ nde muti ife titani mukalankhula nda mabwana a ku Canada????? awo akudyatu bwino lomwe kwao kulibe zausilu zomwe zimacitika kunozi. mace muyenda yenda kangati kwa eni dzana munali ku UK ku ka university kena. ma visa avutapo apo.kutha ma plan sopano.pano mukupangila konkuno zimenezo.
KAMPEENI KODI? sazakuvotela nda aazungu. ovota ndife.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

igweee
Guest

You are doing a commendable job Mama,keep it up,mapwevupwevu like talking bad of you but they will be ashamed one day.

berson kaunga
Guest
there are many malawi fox in diaspora plyin their own business and this one is no exception.infact she is not on a diplomatic mission to malawi,the fox in malawi have been under natural catastrophe for the past two years now but she has showed up to reach out to them and yet she vowed never ever to leave them.where are her compassions to you who are reverin her????kkkkkkkkk boot lickin will not help us.let us promote economic activities for the world markets,the likes of nyau dance,the healin dance,the chambo fish,the nandolo produce, the beans, the water projects, the electricity projects,… Read more »
Rift Valley
Guest

Maybe you should come home and speak to Malawians instead of Canadians who probably don’t know the problems we are facing.

Aren’t you tired of living in the wilderness? Three years away from home is just too long. Are you afraid of something?

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