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Congo

Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:

Octubre 2013

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:

National Ad Hoc Committee to Combat Malnutrition

Country nutrition status

  • Yes
  • In process
  • No
  • Costed
  • M&E framework

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
2017
MSP annual action plan exists

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism

Subnational MSPs exist
Subnational MSPs have annual action plans

SUN networks in-country presence

SUN Civil Society Network
SUN Business Network
UN Nutrition
SUN Academia Network
SUN Donor Network
Others: e.g. youth, parliamentarian, media

Finance for nutrition

Resource mobilization strategy exists
Budget tracking exercise done this year
Funding gaps identified this year
Domestic expenditures on nutrition tracked

Country priorities 2022

  • Increasing the contribution from the Government and partners, including the private sector and innovative finance, and tracking budget lines.
  • Improving the anchoring of nutrition coordination within the Office of the President and following up on the decree establishing a National Council to Combat Malnutrition (CNLM).
  • Establishing SUN networks, in particular the SUN Academia Network.
  • Implementing the various nutrition programmes.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)

SO.1

The Congo has a National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security (PNSAN), an operational action plan and strategic framework to tackle malnutrition in the country by 2025 and an action plan for micronutrient fortification for the 2016–2020 period. Overall, the Congo is on track to achieve its key national nutrition goals, thanks to the tools it has in place, for which funding still needs to be secured. During 2021, some planned actions were not carried out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SO.2

In 2021, the Congo successfully organized the workshop to launch and adopt the third phase (2021–2025) of the SUN Strategy, to which it aligned its national nutrition activities. Budget lines for tackling malnutrition are included in the National Development Plan 2018–2022. High-level advocacy is planned in 2022 to support the preparation of legislation on nutrition and the allocation of sustainable finance and budget lines for nutrition.

SO.3

Technical assistance is required to develop a national nutrition costing study.

SO.4

The decree establishing national coordination is awaiting signature and aims to improve the anchoring of nutrition coordination within the Office of the President in the next few years. The SUN Civil Society Network (Congolese Platform to Combat Malnutrition), the SUN Parliamentarian Network and the SUN Private Sector Network were all launched in 2021. Technical assistance will be needed to set up a database and archives and to improve epidemiological surveillance.