2018: THE START OF WORK ON PLATFORMS IN NINE COUNTRIES
The Global Support Facility (GSF) for the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative is currently working with national institutions in ten countries to support them to adopt and adapt the NIPN concept and approach to their national context. After a phase of broad consultation followed by project proposal development in 2016 and 2017, the year 2018 will see most countries involved in the initiative starting work, typically on a 4-year project. Work in Guatemala and Niger started in the second half of 2017 and seven more countries are ready to begin operations in early 2018: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos and Uganda. The GSF is also supporting the design of a NIPN in Zambia, where the project is likely to begin in the end of the year. Watch the video.