22 January 2018
A one-week consultation and workshop was held from January 8-12 by CATIE, the organisation responsible for supporting the government of Guatemala to implement their NIPN. The expectations and contributions of stakeholders were discussed with the Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat (SESAN) and with ministries involved in the National Nutrition and Food Security Policy (PESAN) and in the National Strategy for Preventing Chronic Malnutrition 2016-2020 (ENPDC). The NIPN will support the National Information System for Food Security and Nutrition (SIISAN) and strengthen the capacity of key ministries involved in the ENPDC. As soon as the platform’s advisory committee is formed by SESAN, the platform will be officially live in Guatemala!
15 January 2018
The NIPN Global Support Facility has recently published reviews of the nutrition policy-making process in three countries: Bangladesh, Niger and Uganda. These analyses aimed to identify the factors that influence policy-making for nutrition and the sources and use of evidence by policy makers to help formulate those policies. Based on a combination of desk reviews, content analysis and key informant interviews, these reviews provide a synopsis of the process by which national nutrition policies have been developed in these three countries and provide useful insights that will help national platforms with their work. Download the documents.
5 January 2018
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.
1 September 2017
In order to be able to support these ten countries more effectively, the NIPN Global Support Facility has strengthened its team. The existing staff comprising the team leader and nutritionist, Andrew Hall; a food security and nutrition expert, Perrine Geniez; a data expert, Milko Škofič; a coordinator, Mélanie Broin and an assistant, Gabrielle Lartia; has been joined by an epidemiologist, Julien Chalimbaud. More...
31 August 2017
In August the National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Niger signed a grant contract with the EU Delegation to implement a National Information Platform for Nutrition. A NIPN analysis unit will be created within the INS where the project will build capacity to manage, analyse and disseminate nutrition-related information and data. A NIPN multisectoral policy advisory committee will be convened by the High Commission for the governmental initiative for food and nutrition security and sustainable agricultural development called “Nigeriens feed Nigeriens” (3N), which reports to the President’s office. More...
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