Working with International Agencies 

Safe Food Connexions is now available to work with international food and health development organisations, offering a range of quality services.             

         Technical Services  

  • Technical advice and guidance on designing 'best practice', evidence-based food safety and nutrition programmes for social and behaviour change; 
  • Scoping Studies, preparation of project proposals and business cases in support of funding from donors and private sector partners;
  • Facilitate stakeholder consultations and strategic planning workshops;
  • Develop training programmes and training materials for different audiences (technical and lay);
  • Writing special technical reports, public relations and consumer information materials; and 
  • Project management covering all aspects of the project cycle.

        Examples of recently completed projects

Ms Warnock recently completed a successful 7 month consultancy assignment for the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Office to support implementation of the Western Pacific Food Safety Strategy (2011-2015). She was based  with the Division of Health Security and Emergencies in Manila but later deployed to Lao PDR and Cambodia to support countries with strengthening implementation of the Mekong Project in Communities and Schools funded by AusAID. The ultimate goal of this pilot project is to increase access and availability of nutritious and safe food for poor urban women and their children. An enormous challenge with the first positive steps undertaken.


Food markets in Vientiane, Lao PDR

From February 2010 to mid-2012, Frances Warnock worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Her special appointment was International Expert on Preventive Approaches to Food Safety on the Bangladesh Food Safety Project, funded by the European Union. Due to her concerted efforts significant gains were made to better understanding food safety issues and challenges; design of practical evidence based intervention programs to improve knowledge and skills on food safety and nutrition for poor women in rural households; and strengthened consumer networks to address food safety across the country.     


Women and children from a village outside Dhaka 

Working with WHO in 2006-07

Ms Warnock undertook two major assignments (5 missions) for WHO WPRO on food safety education and capacity building in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. A key output from this work was the development of a model process for food safety education in rural communities of Cambodia and Lao PDR using the adapted WHO Five Keys to Safer Food messages.  


Vegetable markets in Hanoi, Vietnam