Pakistan and South Sudan: the first countries to step up for improved nutrition by doing their 2019 Joint-Assessment
Each year, member countries of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement are asked to undertake a participatory exercise aiming to chart the road ahead and celebrate progress made to ensure improved nutrition for all women, men and their families. In 2019, this Joint-Assessment exercise – a unique feature of the SUN Movement – was launched on 1 May and remains open until 1 August.
Pakistan was the first country to undertake this key exercise at the end of April, with South Sudan following suit in early July.
Since the first Joint-Assessment was held in 2014, more than 80 per cent of SUN member countries have assessed their nutrition landscape and set priorities, against the strategic objectives of the Movement. In 2018, a record-breaking 53 countries did their Joint-Assessment, a number which, hopefully, will be even higher in 2019, and beyond.
For the first time ever, SUN member countries will be able to complete their Joint-Assessment via a new online platform. This is an exciting step for the SUN Movement as it will improve access at the country level, ensure that results are easier to review and track and will allow for improved support of SUN countries as they complete the assessment, and beyond.
The SUN Movement Joint-Assessment – or JAA – is a key moment in the year when all in-country partners and stakeholders contributing to improved nutrition come together to assess how they are working together to scale up nutrition actions and progress towards the SUN Movement strategic objectives.
#HappeningNOW Pakistan is the first @Sun_Movement country to conduct the #SUNassessment19 👏🏼👏🏼 And presenting a new website… The SUN ☀️ is rising in 🇵🇰!!@SUNCSN click & have a look https://t.co/a63LKq1hxN @SUNMOVEMENTPAK @GerdaVerburg pic.twitter.com/LpdPeCFc4M
— Scaling Up Nutrition ☀️ (@SUN_Movement) April 26, 2019