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  • On the 15th January 2015, Action2015 was launched across the globe, over 1,000 organisations are uniting their focus on making 2015 a huge breakthrough momentfor development. Physical and online events marked the occasion to create a common platform for all voices to be heard in the lead up to the establishment of the Sustainable…

  • On the 23rd December 2014, The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) validated two reports on studies conducted in the CentralRiver Region and the North Bank Region of The Gambia. NaNA was contracted by WFP to undertake both projects which were funded by the European Union under the MDG1c project….

  • Throughout January 2015, mobilization and awareness workshops on nutrition governance were by the Civil society Alliance in three regions of Senegal. During the occasions, thethree regions; Ziguinchor, Sédhiou et Kolda, were also able to officially announce the creation of regional committees for the Civil Society Alliance. Over 60 participants from multiple stakeholder groups attended…

  • On the 17th January 2015, the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) began in venues across Equatorial Guinea. Sixteen teams across Africa are involved in the tournamentincluding SUN countries Mozambique, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Buruni, DR Congo and Mauritania. The “African Football Against Hunger” campaign was organised by the Food and Agriculture…

  • On the 20th January 2014, a conference was held in New Delhi India as part of the Generation Nutrition Campaign. The event was titled “AcuteMalnutrition – An Everyday Emergency”. Vandana Krishna, Director General of Maharashtra’s successful Rajmata Jijau Mother – Child Health and Nutrition Mission and SUN Movement Focal Point, said that the state…

  • In December, the German government announced the donation of €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to supportnutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education. This donation forms part of a two-year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation which supports a gradual shift from relief activities towards recovery and resilience. “This…

  • On 14th January 2015, the Government of Vietnam, with the collaboration and support of the United Nations, launched a national action program for the ‘ZeroHunger Challenge’ (ZHC). The ZHC is a major initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in June 2012, calling on all societies…

  • In October 2014, staff from nine Dutch embassies and The Hague travelled to Ethiopia to understand best practices for Food and Nutrition Security programmes and sharetheir insights. During the three day event, they reflected on their own programmes in countries, shared experiences and interacted with partners of the Netherlands Embassy in Addis Ababa. The initiative…

  • On the 23rd December 2014, the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN-CSA) was launched in Islamabad, Pakistan during a two day national conference on theState of Nutrition in Pakistan. The milestone event was boosted with the newly established SUN-CSA adopting a Civil Society Declaration on Nutrition and Food Security. SUN Government Focal Point, Aslam Shaheen, praised…

  • On the 24th October 2014, the second conference call to develop the Community of Practice on planning, costing, implementing and financing multi-sectoral actions for improvednutrition was held. Twenty-five participants from SUN Networks and technical agencies participated in the call as a follow-up from the first conference call held in July 2014 and the Nairobi…