Coordination: Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal

Tue, 06 Sep, 2022

Anchoring nutrition coordination at the political level of government: examples from Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal.

Addressing malnutrition requires the collaboration of multiple sectors and stakeholders. Through collaboration, much can be achieved that cannot be achieved by acting alone. Coordination is therefore critical to the success of multisectoral and multi-stakeholder action, which is the very foundation of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. Activities undertaken by the relevant stakeholders should be aligned to common priorities and goals, and laws and policies need to be in place to underpin a strong multisectoral framework.

Coordination at a high political level is an effective means to mobilise all sectoral ministries, civil society, technical and financial partners, institutions, and other actors, as well as to facilitate the mobilisation of domestic and external resources.

This case study presents examples of positioning a multi-stakeholder platform (MSP) at the highest political level in Benin, Burkina Faso and Senegal. It explores the opportunities, challenges addressed, underlying enablers, and lessons learned.


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Burkina Faso