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  • Students at an UN-backed development project site that supports vulnerable populations in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten


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    On 12 August 2016, International Youth Day was commemorated around the world under the theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. The theme brought attention to the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production. An official commemoration organised by the…

  • School children, some of them sponsored, race home after class. Various photos of children in Nyamagabe ADP in southern Rwanda, which opened in 2000. It is funded by World Vision US. Nyamagabe was hard hit during the genocide, especially the nearby Murambi Vocational School where as many as 50,000 perished in a day. World Vision began relief efforts in Nyamagabe shortly after the genocide ended which morphed into effective recovery. Today, through child sponsorship, economic development including Vision Fund, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, and health care, Nyamagabe is healing from the scars of the genocide. Every activity taken on by World Vision had an element of peace building and reconciliation as well. Pastor Jonathan Gahima (age 58), who provided space in his church for World Vision’s first work in the community in 1994 puts it this way. “World Vision has done many things in this community, but to me as a pastor, the most important thing was healing people’s hearts.” Summary: Transformation - the goal of World Vision’s work. Sometimes transformation is physical - a school with brand new classrooms, sturdy desks, and paint still wet to the touch. Sometimes transformation happens within groups - a community that learns to work together toward a common goal. But perhaps the most intoxicating transformation of all happens within individuals - when hearts change from hopeless to happy. When hardened hearts go forth free.  Reporting and writing by Kari Costanza, photos by Jon Warren. Project name:  Nyamagabe Sponsorship Management Project (173092) Funded by:  United States

    On 4 August 2016, on the eve of the 2016 Olympic opening ceremony, Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO; José Graziano da Silva, Director General of FAO; Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros and renowned athletes including Kenyan track star Tegla Loroupe gathered at the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) event in Rio to call  for an end to malnutrition…

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    From 11 to 20 July 2016, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) was held at UN Headquarters to assess progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s theme was “Ensuring that no one is left behind”. HLPF in 2016 was the first since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable…

  • On 28 July 2016, SPRING and USAID held a global dissemination event, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., to share the results of SPRING’s Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) Case Studies. The event brought together program planners, implementers, and researchers to debate on multi-sectoral nutrition planning, governance, financing, and on how stakeholders can use this…

  • From 18 to 20 July 2016, the NEPAD Agency, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) co-organised, in Johannesburg, South Africa, a three-day workshop on Boosting Food and Nutrition Security Knowledge Sharing in SADC. The aim of the workshop was for food and nutrition security stakeholders to agree to harmonize actions towards ending…

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    On 29 June 2016, the book Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition was launched in Washington DC by Transform Nutrition, a consortium led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Nourishing Millions brings together the most intriguing stories about improving nutrition from the past five decades. These stories provide insight into what works in nutrition,…

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    On 22 August 2016, UNICEF and the SUN Movement kicked off a three-day workshop titled “Public Financing and Managing Results for Better Nutrition in SUN African Countries,” which brought together participants from 35 SUN Countries across the continent. Despite some progress, nearly 55 million children under five years of age are stunted in the region. The event in Nairobi…

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    On 5 August 2016, a provincial consultation on the implementation of the Punjab multi-sectoral nutrition strategy was held. Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA,Pak) organised the event in collaboration with the Provincial SUN Unit and Micronutrient Initiative Pakistan. Despite its significant contribution to Pakistan’s annual food grain production, Punjab Province faces considerable food insecurity,…

  • Child malnutrition costs Ghana more than $2 billion annually. Photo: WFP/Nyani Quarmyne

    On 2 August 2016, the new report titled, “The Cost of Hunger in Africa: the Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition on Ghana’s Long-Term Development (COHA)“ was launched in Ghana under the auspices of the National Development Planning Commission. According to the report, the economy of Ghana has been losing $2.6 billion annually – or 6.4 per…

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    On 27 July 2016, government and development partners held the first national nutrition forum in Tajikistan titled, “Nutrition is key for Sustainable Development“. The two day event saw a renewal of commitments to eradicate malnutrition among children in Tajikistan through a multi-sectoral approach. The event brough together around one hundred local and international representatives from research institutions,…

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    On 21 July 2016, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wife of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria launched the “GET INVOLVED” programme to help end preventable maternal, new born and child deaths. The programme is part of the Future Assured project designed to provide solutions to problems of malnutrition among children in the country. As an advocacy champion, the…

  • Ghana in Japan

    In June 2016, an 11 member Ghanaian team was hosted by the Government of Japan to learn about how Japan is mainstreaming nutrition as a development agenda. The programme was sponsored by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and resulted in an action plan to be implemented back in Ghana based on the learnings of the…

  • Detail from Pienaarspoort Informal Settlement, South Africa.

    On 28 June 2016, the first of three teleconferences was chaired by the SUN Movement Secretariat in response to the El Niño weather phenomenon.  The teleconference provided an opportunity for SUN Countries and their partners dealing with the impact of El Niño to exchange experiences on how they are mobilising stakeholders across sectors to ensure nutritional needs are…

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    On 20 June 2016, the Multi-stakeholder Platform on Food Security and Nutrition was formalised at the National Forum on Nutrition and Food Security. The Kyrgyz government, with support from UNICEF Kyrgyzstan, brought together representatives from academia, civil society, international organisation and business to improve coordination in the field of nutrition and food security, including the signing…

  • At the Crop Research Institute in Kumasi, Ghana, researchers are studying hybrid crops that are more nutritious, disease resistant, and produce higher yields. With hybrid crops, Ghana has the potential to feed all its people and supply crops regionally.

    On 20 June 2016, the fifth Scaling Up Nutrition: In Practice brief “From Science to Action: Academia and Decision-Makers Unite in SUN Countries” was launched at the first Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since the start of the SUN Movement, it has been evident that countries demonstrating equitable and sustained improvements in people’s…

  • Tajikistan Study Tour Report May 2016

    On 9 May 2016, a delegation from Tajikistan were welcomed by colleagues in Nepal to embark on a six day “Tajikistan Study Tour”. The tour allowed the Tajik delegation to receive practical knowledge about the activities underway in Nepal that are helping to direct the country’s efforts to fight malnutrition. Nepal became a member of the SUN…

  • An ASHA worker visits the Chandan slum to discuss general health concerns and family planning practices with residents in Uttar Pradesh, India on June 4, 2014.

    On 12 May 2016, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan of Uttar Pradesh State in India, signed a letter of commitment officially joining the SUN Movement. Uttar Pradesh joins 57 countries from Africa,. Asia and Latin America and the Indian Sate of Maharashtra, currently driving the SUN Movement. The State of Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state…

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    On 29 April 2016, Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Ambassador Dr Victor Bockarie Foh officially launched the National Health and Nutrition Fair with the theme “Gud it en welbodi pas gentri” meaning health is wealth. The Vice President is also the chair of the Chairman of the National Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat (SUN). The three day fair…

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