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Preparation is underway for regional workshops this April, on SUN country budget analysis

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

As of 19th March 2015, preparation of regional workshops on accelerating SUN country tracking of nutrition-relevant budget allocations is progressing with organisation by UNICEF on behalf of the UN Network. The workshops will be closed events with participants upon invitation only.

The 32 SUN countries participating in the workshops had responded to a “Call of Interest” during the 17th SUN Network Conference Call in late January 2015 and early February. They are working on identifying the nutrition-relevant allocations in their budgets. A team from the Institute of Development Studies are providing remote support 11 countries who have requested assistance, to compile the financial data based on the sources and parameters provided by the countries. A team from Results for Development is supporting 3 countries. The remaining countries are going through the first step and 9 countries have already shared preliminary data.

Dates are now available as follows but remain subject to change;

Asia Regional Workshop: Bangkok, Thailand 15-16 April 

Participants: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Maharashtra, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Anglophone African Regional Workshop: Entebbe, Uganda 21-22 April

Participants: Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, South Sudan, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia

Francophone African Regional Workshop: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 27-28 April

Participants: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Togo, Madagascar, Mauritania, (plus Senegal as observer)

Latin American Regional Workshop: Guatemala 28-30 April

Participants: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru (plus El Salvador as observer)

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