14 November 2018
Ethiopia NIPN: Strengthening capacities to analyze existing data for nutrition: starting with the basics. Training for multisectoral NIPN stakeholders.
In line with the principles of the National Nutrition Program, the NIPN process in Ethiopia fosters multisectoral collaboration and builds capacities of key sectors involved in nutrition. In partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Ethiopia Public Health Institute engages in a wide set of capacity building activities of the NIPN stakeholders, focusing on strengthening the statistical, analytical and interpretation capacities of key sectoral ministries and research institutions. As a start, two STATA training workshops are planned in November and December, focusing on the basics first an then on the analysis of the Household Income Consumption Expenditure Surveys (HICES) for nutrition purposes.
5 November 2018
The next Nutrition Research and Policy Seminar organized by EPHI and IFPRI in the framework of the Ethiopian National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) will be held on November 9, 2018, 10:30-12:15, at the EPHI training center in Addis. The topic is this seminar is “Stunting Reduction in Ethiopia”.
Changes in child under nutrition in Ethiopia (2000-2016) by Kalle Hirvonen (Research Fellow at the Ethiopian Strategic Support Program of IFPRI)
The presentation will show how stunting rates have changed by gender, across space and wealth strata between 2000 and 2016. Using insights from nutrition literature, the underlying drivers of the rapid reduction in stunting prevalence will be further explored.
Accelerating stunting reduction: what would it take? by Kaleab Baye (Director of Center for Food Science and Nutrition – Addis-Ababa University)
The presentation will briefly review trends and spatial-temporal distribution of stunting. Using a food systems conceptual framework, missed opportunities to improve diets and accelerate stunting reduction in Ethiopia will be illustrated.
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19 October 2018
In the framework of the implementation of the NIPN project in Guatemala, two pilot departments have been identified to target NIPN activities at the sub-national level. On October 15th, the first theoretical and practical course on the monitoring and evaluation of Municipal Public Policies for Food and Nutrition Security has started in Momostenango, a Municipality of the pilot department of Totonicapán. The course is organised within the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Sub-Commission of the Municipal Commission of Food and Nutritional Security, Childhood and Adolescence. At the end of the course, the Sub-Commission will present the monitoring report of the Municipal Food and Nutritional Security Policy that will support future decisions.
11 October 2018
On October 15-16, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), hosting the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN), is organizing a two days’ Workshop for national stakeholders on Capacity Needs Assessment related to the nutrition policy process, monitoring, evaluation and research, with technical assistance from IPFRI’s Compact 2025 initiative.
Under NIPN, various activities will aim to strengthen the capacities of multi-sectoral stakeholders of the National Nutrition Plan involved in the demand and supply of nutrition related evidence and monitoring. As a prerequisite, a Capacity Needs Assessment involving of all sectors will thus be carried out, through this workshop, to guide the development of the NIPN Capacity Strengthening Strategy.
5 October 2018
On the 5th of October 2018, the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) was officially launched in Lao PDR by the Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, H.E. Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury. “Strengthening the multi-sectoral approach to combat all forms of malnutrition is also dependent on the availability of nutrition information and related systems” stated H.E Mr. Leo Faber, Ambassador of the European Union, which is supporting the project. “The information collected through NIPN will feed into the annual national nutrition forums, round table meetings and review meetings” explained Octavian Bivol, UNICEF Representative. Being an integral part of the Government nutrition programme, the NIPN project will be implemented with UNICEF support by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the National Economic Research Institute (NIER) in collaboration with related line ministries and partners over a 4-year period from 2018 – 2021. Read the press release.
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