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Boosting nutrition boosts the economy says African Development Bank President at a High-Level Roundtable in Ghana

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 18 November 2015, African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Akinwumi Adesina, joined a “High-Level Roundtable on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition” to share the AfDB’s perspective on agriculture and nutrition. In delivering the keynote address, he shared the ways in which malnutrition can be...

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The 2015 Global Nutrition Report is launched with Zambia’s Vice President

  |   SUN Civil Society Network, SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 8 December 2015, Zambia's Vice President, Inonge Wina, launched the 2015 Global Nutrition Report in the capital of Lusaka. The Vice President was joined by the Minister of Agriculture, Given Lubinda, his Deputy Minister and two permanent secretaries. The event, organised by he Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute...

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Botswana’s Vice President declares nutrition a priority at a national conference

  |   SUN Country Network

From 24 to 26 November 2015, a nutrition advocacy conference titled “Nutrition partnerships and investments: an imperative towards sustainable development”, was held in Gaborone, Botswana, bringing together local, national and global partners to discuss multi-sectoral approaches to nutrition and the necessary investments needed from each...

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SUN en-net provides a new platform for SUN Countries and Networks to share and learn from one another

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

In November 2015, the SUN Movement Secretariat, in collaboration with the Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), launched an online discussion forum to provide a space for informal discussions of topical issues, approaches and good practices in relation to the four strategic objectives of the SUN Movement. The en-net (www.en-net.org)...

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The 6th Parliamentary Front Against Hunger forum pushes for new legislation to tackle malnutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

From 15 to 17 November 2015, the sixth forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger (PFH) in Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Lima, Peru, to undertake the challenge of pushing for new legislation to guarantee food security in the region. The Peruvian...

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Mainstreaming of nutrition in Nigeria’s agriculture activities announced at a nutritious food fair

  |   SUN Business Network, SUN Country Network

From 4 to 5 November, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) hosted a nutritious food fair organised by HarvestPlus to showcase various types of nutritious products. The event was held on the IITA campus and welcomed over 1,500 guests including farmers, students, food processors,...

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Food distribution in the Somali region of Ethiopia continue due to recent donor contributions

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network

On 18 November 2015, the World Food Programme announced that they were able to continue food distribution to the Somali region of Ethiopia. The support will be able to scale up nutrition to help more than 700,000 children and nursing mothers in the most drought...

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Zambia announces a provision for 500 more toilets in public places on World Toilet Day

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 19 November 2015, in commemoration of World Toilet Day, the Lusaka government announced the provision for the construction of at least 500 toilets in the 2016 national budget to improve sanitary conditions. This was announced by Stephen Kampyongo, Minister of Local Government and Housing...

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World Toilet Day drives awareness about the lack of access to toilets faced by Nigerians

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN UN Network

On 19 November 2015, in commemoration of World Toilet Day, UNICEF released a media statement to raise awareness about the lack of access to toilets faced by 50 million Nigerians. The statement stressed that the lack of access to toilets is endangering the lives of...

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