Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania
I joined the Embassy in 2015 as a Nutrition Advisor. My role is to provide technical support to Irish Aid in Tanzania in the area of hunger, food security and nutrition. I work with government and local and international non-governmental organisations to provide families with information on good infant and young child feeding practices, such as exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, preparation of nutritious, diverse and locally available foods, and proper hygiene and sanitation.
I also work to support local government to strengthen their planning, budgeting and supervision of nutrition activities. This is important to ensure that nutrition activities, such as educating families on good nutrition practices and advocacy to change nutrition behaviours, are adequately invested in and sustained.
I am enjoying my first year here at the Embassy, in particular the opportunity to work with a diverse team, and I look forward to many more years of contributing to the work of Irish Aid.