Burkina Faso approves its Multisectoral Strategic Nutrition Plan 2016-2020, with the backing of all key sectors and stakeholders
A validation workshop for the Multisectoral Strategic Nutrition Plan (PSMN) 2016-2020, led by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, took place in Burkina Faso on 10-11 May 2017.
The workshop was attended by around 60 delegates from key sectors (health, food security, social protection, education, WASH, gender, trade and economy), regional directorates and technical and financial partners including the UN/REACH global network and various SUN Movement networks.
The PSMN is an ambitious document that aligns with the nutrition objectives of the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the workshop, delegates reviewed the various sections of the PSMN, with a particular focus on budgeting. At the end of the group work sessions, all sectors and stakeholders approved the plan.
The next steps include finalizing the PSMN costing process, based on observations from workshop delegates, and producing technical documentation in advance of a partner conference to mobilize resources for PSMN implementation.
For more information:
- For more information about the workshop, contact Maimouna Doudou, REACH Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org
- Read about nutrition scale-up efforts in Burkina Faso in 2016 here: SUN Country Profile 2016 – Burkina Faso
- Learn more about REACH support to Burkina Faso and their latest updates here: REACH Updates Burkina Faso
Role of the REACH initiative in implementing SUN in Burkina Faso
Ambarka Youssoufane, knowledge management specialist for West Africa and ENN Center led a discussion with Bertine Ouaro, National Director of Nutrition and Focal Point SUN of Burkina Faso; Dr. Maimouna Guéro, International Facilitator REACH Burkina Faso and Nicolas Bidault, Deputy Coordinator of the initiative REACH / Global Network of the United Nations for the SUN Movement. This discussion focused on an article they co-authored on the added value of the REACH initiative for the implementation of SUN in Burkina Faso and recently published in Exchange 7 Nutrition (Arabic, English, French and Spanish).