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Mozambique

Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement:

Agosto 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition:

Technical Food and Nutrition Multisectoral Group (Government and partners) and Nutrition Partners Forum

Country nutrition status

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

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
2013
MSP annual action plan exists

National nutrition plan

Annual Plan for Nutrition, Minister of Health, Food Security and Nutrition Strategy

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

  • Conducting the nutrition baseline study to enable the establishment of the national information system for food and nutritional security.
  • Approving and implementing the Food Security and Nutrition Policy and Strategy.
  • Conducting the food education national campaign.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)

SO.1

The Food Security and Nutrition Strategy and Policy have been completed with the support of several international partners. Approval by the Council of Ministers is expected in early 2022. Terms of reference to conduct a third baseline exercise have been developed, while food and nutrition have been integrated into ministries’ focus, messaging and policies. In 2021, the Ministry of Economy and Finance revised the Government’s budget to include multisectoral food security and nutrition indicators.

SO.2

Mozambique’s participation in the Food Systems Summit and Nutrition for Growth Summit helped align shared country priorities among different national stakeholders and partners. The integration of food security and nutrition programmes in the new government structure for planning and budgeting and the completion of a feasibility study resulted in innovative financing mechanisms for nutrition programmes. The design of an optimal multisectoral nutrition programme with the overall aim of reducing stunting was also started. Joint efforts with WFP and other United Nations agencies to reactivate the MSP with the Government as the focal point strengthened its role in the Nutrition Partners Forum.

SO.3

National and subnational government managers and technicians in the Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition (SETSAN) and other government sectors, were trained on the Resource Mobilization Strategy. Training on resilient implementation programmes was also offered with an understanding of integrated systems to manage climate change effects that have severely impacted Mozambique. Food security and nutrition courses coordinated by the Ministry of Health are conducted by different universities and high-level institutes (Lúrio University, University Zambeze, Health Sciences Institute – ISCISA, Eduardo Mondlane University).

SO.4

Provincial and District Councils for Food Security and Nutrition (COPSAN/CODSAN) have been created, with COPSAN institutionalized in the Nampula and Sofala provinces. Mozambique has institutionalized the National Council for Food Security and Nutrition at the national level. The launch of the national SUN Youth Network and the participation of the SUN government focal point contributes to the overall governance of nutrition in the country.