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Face to face learning exchange

Currently ongoing – SUN Civil Society Learning Routes

Building on the Learning Route implemented in 2014 in collaboration with Procasur, the SUN Civil Society Network is now implementing the Learning Route program for SUN Civil Society Alliances! The first SUN Civil Society Network Learning route will be in South East Africa at the beginning of October, the second will be in south east Asia. Find more about the SUN CSN.

Learning Route here: 

Contact the Learning Route program coordinator to know more: Cecilia Ruberto,

Strengthening the Capacity of SUN Countries through Learning Routes

Throughout 2014, the SUN Movement Secretariat partnered with the PROCASUR Corporation to develop a pilot programme that combined both face-to-face and web-based learning activities within a capacity building environment known as a “Learning Route”.

In preparation for the pilot programme, the SUN Movement Secretariat invited SUN Government Focal Points to work within their multi-stakeholder platforms to respond to an online survey.  This survey allowed the SUN Movement Secretariat to map countries’ learning needs as well as the existence of best practice.  28 countries took part in a survey and in most cases, the SUN Government Focal Points were the primary respondents.

Read a synthesis about the learning route pilot programme English | Français | Español

Two part pilot programme established

With this information, two Learning Routes were held as part of the programme, the first one, in Senegal under the coordination of the Fight Against Malnutrition Unit – Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition (CLM); the second one in Peru, where visiting delegations were hosted by the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS). Both Learning Routes aimed to provide the participating SUN countries with an increase in multi-stakeholder access to innovative tools and to strengthen relationships between countries to increase their capacity for scaling up nutrition. The programme was supported with SUN Movement MPTF funding.

Across the SUN Movement, there are many examples of Learning Exchange between countries. This type of exchange allows for a deeper learning experience. Face to face sharing and learning helps to enrich participant knowledge with ideas and real examples of how nutrition programmes can be put into practice. The SUN Movement aims to foster sharing and learning across SUN countries in line with the principles of the Movement, to act multi-sectorally, with multiple stakeholders and all multiple levels to ensure national plans reach all populations especially the most vulnerable communities.

Senegal 2014, SUN Movement Learning Route

The Government of Senegal hosted Benin, Burundi, Niger, Ghana, Guinea and Sierra Leone for the first Learning Route from 26 May to 1 June 2014.

Read the comprehensive full report about the experience in Senegal English | Français 

Supporting documents

Senegal Video (7m 48s)

Peru 2014, SUN Movement Learning Route

The Government of Peru hosted Guatemala, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Senegal and El Salvador for the second Learning Route from 8 to 14 September 2014.

Read the comprehensive full report about the experience in Peru English | Français | Español

Supporting documents

Peru Video (12m 27s)

Rwanda 2016, SUN Civil Society Network Learning Route

The Learning Route in Rwanda was the result of the a collaboration across the SUN Civil Society Network with the SUN Alliance in Rwanda and PROCASUR Corporation. The Learning Routetook place from 30 October – 5 November 2016 in the localities of Kigali, Nyanza, Huye and Gisagara. Participants came from Civil Society Alliances in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Background Report: English | Français | Español


Visit the SUN Civil Society Network Learning Route website to learn more!