15 March 2019
FIRST (Food and Nutrition Security Impact, Resilience, Sustainability and Transformation) is an initiative of the European Union implemented by FAO, which provides assistance and capacity development support through a network of policy officers and technical experts. Currently, FIRST Policy Officers are working in seven out of the ten NIPN countries. Since 2017, the NIPN Global Support Facility has engaged with the FIRST officers at headquarter and country level. In some countries, where FIRST and NIPN are both well established, such as in Ethiopia, Niger and Guatemala, the FIRST Policy Officer is already working closely with the NIPN Policy Advisor and potential linkages and areas of collaboration have been identified. One form of collaboration envisaged is the membership of the FIRST Officer in the NIPN Multisectoral Advisory Committee (MAC), which is the body that links the NIPN core team with the national multisectoral nutrition coordination systems. Beyond this participation, other forms of collaboration are occurring and encouraged, including the implementation of common activities, such as the organisation of joint trainings and events as well as coordinated advocacy and support to ministries and other national partners.
15 March 2019
The second capacity building workshop on the implementation of the NIPN operational cycle was organized by the Global Support Facility (GSF) from February 27 to March 1, 2019 in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire. This three-day workshop focused on the first two steps of the NIPN operational cycle: how to formulate nutrition-related policy-relevant questions and how and what data to analyse to answer those questions. Other related issues were also discussed such as data quality, data management, capacity development needs, etc. 30 stakeholders from the NIPN Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Niger teams attended the workshop.
4 March 2019
On March 7, NIPN Ethiopia is organizing another outreach event, which will focus on the linkages between animal-sourced food and nutrition outcomes. During this seminar, speakers will specifically focus on the global evidence related to the role which animal-sourced food can have on nutritional outcomes of children and women, reviewing large data sets and a wide set of evidences. Presentations will be brought by Kalle Hirvonen (IFPRI) and Silvia Alonso (ILRI), but represents work of many researchers. The organization of these topical Nutrition Research and Policy Seminars are part of the Ethiopian NIPN’s mandate to promote outreach of nutrition related research findings. Through these outreach activities, NIPN engages with multisectoral decision makers and researchers on various thematic nutrition topics, encourages regular interactions between researchers and programmatic or policy decision makers on nutrition, and promotes increased knowledge about nutrition evidence in the country.
The seminar will take place at the EPHI training center on Thursday March 7 between 10.30 AM until 12.30 PM.
7 February 2019
The first capacity building workshop on the implementation of the NIPN operational cycle was organized by the Global Support Facility (GSF) from January 30 to February 1, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This three-day workshop focused on the first two steps of the NIPN operational cycle: how to formulate nutrition-related policy-relevant questions and how and what data to analyse to answer those questions. Other related issues were also discussed such as data quality, data management, capacity development needs, etc. 22 stakeholders from the NIPN Ethiopia team within EPHI and their partners (IFPRI, EIAR, EU, Ministries of Health and Agriculture, etc.) attended the workshop.
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.
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