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The SUN Movement Executive Committee is established

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In September 2015, Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of the SUN Movement Lead Group, appointed 15 people to serve on the SUN Movement Executive Committee for a period of two years. The committee includes six women and nine men with members from seven geographical regions.

The SUN Movement Lead Group decided to establish a SUN Movement Executive Committee based on findings from the SUN Movement Independent Comprehensive Evaluation and consultations with members of the Movement. The SUN Movement Executive Committee will act on behalf of the SUN Movement Lead Group to oversee the development and implementation of the Movement’s strategy and its operating modalities, and support the SUN Movement Coordinator to galvanise political commitments to nutrition and to promote the ethos and values of the Movement.

The first SUN Movement Executive Committee meeting will be held in New York on 22 September 2015, where they will have the opportunity to formally take on the shared stewardship of the SUN Movement, from the Transitional Stewardship Team. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the draft High-Level Strategy for the SUN Movement 2016-2020 and the ways of working that will enable the finalisation of the Roadmap and the oversight of progress towards achieving the strategic objectives.

The SUN Movement Coordinator also serves as an ex officio 16th member of the SUN Movement Executive Committee.

Meet the members of the SUN Movement Executive Committee

  • Daysi de Marquez, El Salvador (Latin America Caribbean)
  • Felix Phiri, Malawi (Southern Africa)
  • Abdoulaye Ka, Senegal (West Africa)
  • Aslam Shaheen, Pakistan (South Asia)
  • Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Uganda (East Africa)
  • Uma Koirala (Nepal) – chair of the Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition in Nepal
  • Martha Newsome (Canada) – World Vision International
  • William Chilufya (Zambia) – National coordinator of CSO-SUN Alliance Zambia
  • Shawn Baker (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Jane Edmondson (UK- DfID)
  • Meera Shekar (World Bank)
  • Martin Bloem (WFP)
  • Francesco Branca (WHO)
  • Marc Van Ameringen (GAIN)
  • Fokko Wientjes (Royal DSM)

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2 Comments
  • Michael B. Krawinkel | Oct 7, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Congratulations to all. – A rather critical remark: Having Shawn Baker, Fokko Wientjes and Marc Van Ameringen on board might be good for the funding. Did they exclude conflicts of interest ? – The movement is sometimes regarded as biased regarding supplementation, fortification and biofortification of micronutrients instead of support for food sovereignty, sustainable food systems and empowering people regarding their right to food. To adjust and balance the movement’s activities will be a challenge for the new Executive Committee. Good luck.

  • Japhet Aloyce Kalegeya | Oct 10, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Congratulations to all shortened pushing the wheel of enhancing nutrition. We hope to get a positive change in this area through you, The One important cluster to positive development is the cooperation with other stakeholders, especially those who are in remote area, they have a basic ideas in this area of nutrition.