UPDATE: 3 October 2012
Launch of National SUN Movement
The Government of Madagascar officially launched the national SUN Movement on 12 September and presented its road map for implementation. “The challenge is enormous for the ONN, which today supports the SUN Madagascar Movement,” said Prime Minister Omer Beriziky. “The ONN assumes the multisectoral coordination of nutrition interventions. It must be able to rely fully on all stakeholders in the nutrition sector. Today is the kickoff of a mobilization of all stakeholders in nutrition.” READ MORE ▶
Placed under the supervision of the Prime Minister, the National Nutrition Council – Madagascar’s multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition – includes representatives from a wide cross-section of sectors. The National Nutrition Council (NNC) is responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the National Nutrition Policy (PNN) and the National Action Plan for Nutrition (PNAN II), which is the country’s common results framework for nutrition. Efforts are currently underway to ensure that the multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder dialogue is robust and inclusive as well as decentralizing the NNC to reach all 22 regions.
The country is also focusing efforts to address the underlying causes of malnutrition, including ensuring that the empowerment of women is a key element to all scaling up nutrition activities. Further, as there are three to four cyclones each year causing destruction of key agriculture infrastructure, the Ministry of Environment is engaging with the SUN Movement to ensure the links between nutrition and climate change are understood.