20 December 2018
In Niger, a meeting to present and discuss the draft report of the NIPN 2019-2020 analysis plan took place on 11 December 2018 at the National Institute of Statistics (INS). This important meeting, chaired and facilitated by the Secretary General of the Office of the High Commissioner for the 3N Initiative "Nigeriens feed Nigeriens" (HC3N), brought together representatives of the Statistics and and Programming Directorates of the six beneficiary ministries, Sectoral Nutrition Focal Points of the National Food and Nutritional Security Policy, as well as NIPN’s Sector Research Officers. It should also be noted that the Senior Analyst of NIPN attended a training workshop on mapping nutrition interventions and stakeholders organised by HC3N from December 3-6.
20 December 2018
From Monday 24 to Friday 28 December 2018
The training material is specifically designed for NIPN, and will create analytical capacities of NIPN stakeholders to use existing data collected through household income, consumption and expenditure surveys for further nutrition related analysis.
Understanding the potential of these data sets will allow to explore how these data can support answering some of outstanding national nutrition policy questions which need to be answered by NIPN.
While not originally designed for nutrition, further analysis of these data sets can provide consistent information about various nutrition measures, as well as useful trends and recent insights on food prices, access and affordability, household food expenditures and consumption.
Members of the National Nutrition Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Steering Committee (which incorporates an advisory role for NIPN), as well as members of the Food Based Dietary Guidelines Technical Committee will be active participants in this training. This will include nutrition researchers coming from the Ethiopia Public Health Institute, the Ethiopia Institute of Agriculture Research, the Ministries of Agriculture and Health, as well as the Central Statistical Agency and various universities.
3 December 2018
On November 28, NIPN organised a successful side-event during the IFPRI-FAO conference on “Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition” in Bangkok, attended by about 100 participants. The four panellists discussed the Strategic Opportunities and Institutional Challenges of NIPN. The aim of a National Information Platform for Nutrition is to create a data-driven multisectoral nutrition policy dialogue between policy makers and data-analysts in order to make better policy, programme and investment decisions. Important points which were mentioned are country ownership, as demonstrated by both Ethiopia and Laos, embedding the NIPN approach in the existing multisectoral nutrition coordination system, clarity on the use of existing data, the active role of certain nutrition actors in knowledge brokering and collaboration forging. A number of challenges were also put forward by the panellists and the audience. Learn more…
28 November 2018
“Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture: what does the evidence tell us?” This is the topic of the next Nutrition Research and Policy Seminar organized by NIPN Ethiopia on December 7, 10.30-12.30 at EPHI training center. Featuring two presentations, one by Dawit Mekonnen, IFPRI Research Fellow, on irrigation-nutrition linkages; and one by Namukolo Covic, IFPRI Senior Research Coordinator of the A4NH program, on lessons learnt from agriculture-nutrition programs. Confirmation of attendance before December 3 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
28 November 2018
As part of the Celebration of the 28th African Statistics Day, the Minister of Public Health of Niger, Dr. Idi Illiassou Mainassara proceeded on Wednesday, November 21 to the official launch of the National Information Platform for Nutrition, indicating that the initiative was part of national priorities by gathering and analyzing a maximum of data available to better guide policies and strategies to combat malnutrition.
INS Director General, M. Idrissa Alichina Kourguen, emphasized the importance of improving the quality and availability of official data and statistics to enable policymakers to develop economic, social, nutritional, health and environmental protection policies and to monitor and evaluate them.
The Representative of the High Commissioner to the 3N Initiative "Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens", Dr. Boukar Abdou Razak, stressed the importance of the NIPN program in connection with the implementation of the National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agricultural Development and the recent adoption of the National Policy on Nutritional Security.
The Ambassador of the European Union in Niger, Ms. Denisa-Elena Ionete recalled the constant commitment of the European Union alongside the Nigerian government in the fight against malnutrition.
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