Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:Mayo 2013
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:Permanent Technical Food and Nutrition Committee (CTPNA)
Country nutrition status
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
- Organizing a meeting of the National Food and Nutrition Council (CNNA), to officially adopt the Intersectoral Action Plan on Nutrition and Food (PAINA) 2022–2025.
- Updating the mapping of nutrition actors and actions.
- Advocating for funding for activities included in the PAINA 2022–2025.
- Establishing a special nutrition fund under the leadership of the Government’s Directorate for Nutrition and Food Technology (DNTA) to increase funding for the nutrition sector.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The National Food and Nutrition Policy 2014–2025 guides nutrition activities. The previous PAINA (2017–2021) has been evaluated, with the new plan prepared, validated and awaiting adoption by the CNNA. An effective advocacy strategy exists for raising awareness among decision makers, particularly for resource mobilization. Partners are aligned with the Government’s priorities. Legislation has been implemented on food fortification, but is still awaiting adoption for the Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. There is ongoing advocacy to accelerate this.
The members of the Permanent Technical Food and Nutrition Committee (CTPNA) actively participated in the national dialogue and Food Systems Summit, with some even acting as facilitators. The mapping of nutrition actors and actions is being updated to improve the coherence and performance of nutrition interventions. Each institution’s expenditure on nutrition has been identified through budget tracking, but improvements to the financial tracking system are needed. There is ongoing advocacy for the funding of activities under the PAINA 2022–2025, and also for the creation of a special nutrition fund. Regular applications are made to donors, whose support makes nutrition projects possible.
Two members of the CTPNA attended the SUN Movement workshop to build leadership in nutrition, and received technical assistance to carry out the budget tracking exercise and to mainstream nutrition into strategic plans. Regular SUN Movement discussions, webinars and conferences are held. The European Union and United Nations organizations that are members of the REACH initiative have launched the Training for Nutrition (FORMANUT) project to provide capacity-building for actors and communities, and to help achieve a lasting reduction in undernutrition. The scientific network facilitates knowledge-sharing through scientific days and round-table discussions.
The CNNA is a high-level body comprising 12 ministerial departments, which is hosted by the President’s Office and coordinates nutrition actions. The Government provides the CNNA with human resources. The focal points for the permanent food and nutrition sub-committees have been trained in the multisectoral approach and in joint programming, and there are multisectoral platforms at the provincial level. Networks hugely contribute to tackling malnutrition, and an inter-network action plan has been validated. The regular meetings of the CTPNA demonstrate the commitment of its members. The existing monitoring and evaluation mechanism needs improvement.
2021 shared country good practice
Inter-network action plan
An inter-network action plan for food and nutrition has been prepared and validated, which will enable networks to jointly plan activities. The range of activities identified will form the basis for an action plan to be developed by the CTPNA, which makes decisions and recommendations at monthly meetings.