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The World Food Prize is awarded to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed for his commitment to ending extreme poverty

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 1st July 2015, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was announced as the 2015 World Food Prize Laureate at a ceremony in Washington D.C. for his commitment to ending extreme poverty. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is the internationally renowned founder and chairperson of BRAC (formally known as...

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The SUN Movement Secretariat convenes a workshop to strengthen support to SUN Countries

  |   SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

On 22nd and 23rd June 2015, the SUN Movement Secretariat brought together support providers from across the Movement to discuss ways of strengthening support to SUN Countries, especially when there is insufficient or unavailable in-country expertise. The purpose of the meeting was to reach agreement on what is required for...

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Guinea-Bissau and IFAD invest in agriculture to boost food and nutrition security

  |   SUN Country Network, SUN Donor Network, SUN UN Network

On 10th June 2015, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau signed a US$4.7 million loan and US$4.7 million grant agreement to finance the Economic Development Project for the Southern Regions (PADES) with the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD). PADES aims to boost agricultural production,...

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Accountability for nutrition in the post-2015 agenda

  |   Blogs, SUN Lead Group and Secretariat

Key events in 2014 provided a critical impetus for the global fight against malnutrition in all its forms and for nutrition justice. Malnutrition being a result of the failure to realize people’s basic human rights, addressing it is indeed a matter of justice. The Scaling...

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Brussels Development Briefing | Improving Nutrition through accountability, ownership & partnership

  |   SUN Donor Network

On 20 May 2015, the 41st Brussels Development Briefing was held on the subject of “Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships” to discuss the challenges of malnutrition for rural development faced by many African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The Brussels Development Briefings are regular events organized...

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NEPAD and SADC firm up actions to boost their Knowledge-Sharing and Monitoring platform

  |   SUN Country Network

On 21st April 2015, a meeting was held between the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to firm up actions needed to boost food and nutrition security in SADC countries through a regional knowledge platform. Participants discussed how the regional knowledge platform will foster a...

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Webinar: Planning and Tracking Multi-Sectoral Investments for Improved Nutrition

  |   SUN Country Network

On 19th May 2015, a webinar was held by Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) on Planning and Tracking Multi-Sectoral Investments for Improved Nutrition. The webinar is part of the SPRING Better Data for Nutrition webinar series which draws on SPRING's team of nutrition, agriculture, and...

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