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...
30 August 2017
In Guatemala the government has designated the Research and Higher Education Center for Tropical Agronomy (CATIE) to support the Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat (SESAN) to strengthen its national information system and its capacity to analyse information and data to support evidence-based policies and programmes. In August CATIE signed a grant contract with the EU Delegation to implement a National Information Platform for Nutrition. More...
30 June 2017
In addition to the six countries initially involved in the NIPN initiative (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos, Niger, Uganda), four more countries have joined the programme upon request from EU Delegations, and will benefit from financial support from the European Union and the UK Department for International Development to set up a National Information Platform for Nutrition. The additional countries are: Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Ivory Coast and Zambia. More...
8 March 2017
The National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) are a European Commission-led innovation in nutrition information, analysis, learning and accountability, currently being implemented in six countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos, Niger and Uganda. The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement has been a crucial partner in opening dialogue with countries about the potential utility of a NIPN in their context. And financial contributions from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) have helped to widen this into a multi-stakeholder collaboration. Visit the website: http://www.nipn-nutrition-platforms.org for more information.