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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – National Plan to tackle food emergency in Africa (Farnesina, 14 April)

On Thursday 14 April at 9:15 a.m., at the Farnesina, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Giampaolo Cantini, and the Director of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), Laura Frigenti, will present to the press the National Plan to tackle the food emergency provoked by the “El Niňo” climate phenomenon in numerous African Countries.

The Plan envisages the implementation of interventions in five Countries (Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe) for a total of 10 million euros to be allocated to emergency aid interventions in favour of the most vulnerable communities and to projects aimed at restarting agro-pastoral activities, to be implemented by Italian NGOs operating on site and by the organisations of the UN system.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for online accreditation by filling the interactive form at the link http://mae.accreditationsystem.info/ITA/Indice.asp, attaching thereto, unless already provided, the information requested in digital format (letter from the media organisation and, for representatives of foreign media, also a Note Verbale released by the Embassy in Rome of the media organisation’s Country).

If it is not possible to complete the online accreditation procedure, applications should be sent by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: accreditamentostampa@esteri.it (tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210).

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry from the main entrance– left-hand side – from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.

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