Indonesia

Context

Although the SUN Indonesia Civil Society Alliance (CSA) was launched in 2013, it remained an informal network until an assessment in 2018 recommended it be formally structured.

Technical assistance was required to strengthen the structure and capacity of the CSA at national and sub-national level. Capacity-building and organizational support aimed to increase civil society engagement in advocacy, budget analysis and nutrition-sensitive planning.

About

  • the CSA co-hosted webinars on COVID-19-related adolescent nutrition
  • 71% of CSA members are women

Key results and impact

The CSA applied for and received a Pooled Fund grant to consolidate the CSA, strengthen coordination with other networks and advocate for changes, including multi-sector and multi-stakeholder actions in line with SUN Movement objectives.

A national-level discussion was organized with representatives of local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), who contributed ideas to the nutrition agenda. The Pooled Fund grant played a pivotal role in consolidating the CSA and in enabling it to become a key contributor to the national nutrition agenda.

The CSA received a much-needed boost from the Pooled Fund grant; it improved its coordination and communication with the government and key implementation partners, resulting in an influential role in policy development and coordination.

The CSA also supported the development of the National Food and Nutrition Action Plan and contributed to the drafting of guidelines for provincial-level nutrition plans.

With technical guidance from the Pooled Fund, the CSA helped to develop the government’s multi-sectoral response to COVID-19, advocating for nutrition to remain a priority.

The Indonesia CSA and the Pakistan CSA co-hosted two webinars to discuss the adolescent nutrition agenda in the context of COVID-19, reaching more than 600 people. Speakers discussed the global and regional picture of adolescent nutrition and shared examples of effective national strategies.