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  • On 16th April 2015, the Power of Nutrition was officially launched at the World Bank Head Quarters in Washington DC. Ministers of Finance together withsenior leadership from the Power of Nutrition partner organizations – the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation, the UK Department of International Development, UNICEF and the World Bank Group…

  • On 9th April 2015, a task team of the SUN Movement Lead Group met in Tanzania for a two day meeting to discuss, debate and discoverpotential options for the future of the SUN Movement. Hosted by the Government of Tanzania, representatives included SUN Lead Group members, SUN Government Focal Points and SUN Network Coordinators. The…

  • On 15th and 16th April 2015, participants from eight SUN countries met in Bangkok to accelerate efforts in budget analysis for nutrition. The workshop wasthe first in a series of workshops that aim to help policy makers prioritise, plan and make informed decisions on resource allocation for nutrition in national budgets. Delegations came from Bangladesh, Indonesia,…

  • In February 2015, the REACH Partnership in Bangladesh launched a new version of a film about the complex underlying causes of malnutrition. This film isthe product of a project whereby community activists were trained with video skills to document their nutrition reality. The project has since been acknowledged as an innovative example of advocacy…

  • On 20th January 2015, Christa Räder, the World Food Programme Representative for Bangladesh was interviewed on the national nutrition situation by renowned national broadcaster EkkatorTV on in its current affairs programme Arthosonglap. The 20 min interview by Kazi Azizul Islam provided a comprehensive analysis of the country’s nutrition situation and provided practical calls for action…

  • In August and September 2015, the Abomey-Calavi Agricultural Sciences University in Cotonou, Benin will conduct three training workshops. These will be focused on nutrition inthe framework of the 24th edition of the university’s international course in Human Nutrition and Food Security. The workshops will cover three main areas: Prevention of Chronic Malnutrition, development factor Monitoring and…

  • Throughout February and March of 2015, the Scaling up Nutrition multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition in Pakistan embarked on a country budget analysis exercise. Along with30 other countries undertaking this investigation, Pakistan aims to accelerate its tracking of nutrition-relevant budget allocations and to share and learn from other SUN country experiences through a series of…

  • In March 2015, the Power of Nutrition website went live and is a new innovative financing facility dedicated to unlocking up to $1 billion ofnew private and public financing to improve child nutrition. The Power of Nutrition is a partnership of investors and implementers committed to helping children grow to their full potential, ending the…

  • In October 2014, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) shared results from a data collection and analysis pilot project with the Government ofTajikistan. Given the success of the project, FAO has been requested by Tajikistan’s Agency of Statistics to provide further assistance by  training locals in the country. After joining the Movement in 2013,…

  • Read the March 2015 Update for news from SUN Countries and around the Movement.

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