Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
Nutrition Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC)
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Dr. Amat Bah, Executive Director, National Nutrition Agency
Country nutrition status 2022
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
National nutrition plan
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The costed Nutrition Multisectoral Strategic Plan has been developed and finalized. Advocacy continues with the Ministry of Justice for the finalization and forwarding of the Nutrition Bill to the National Assembly for enactment. High-level engagement meetings have been held with National Assembly members on the importance of nutrition in national development and the achievements registered so far in improving nutrition. Funding has been sought from the Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project for the development of the Common Results Framework in 2023. The country participated in the development of the Abidjan Declaration as part of the African Union Year of Nutrition at a three-day high-level meeting in Côte d'Ivoire.
Meetings and other engagements have been held with national Multisectoral and Multi-Stakeholder Platforms during the preparation of important documents and
activities for nutrition. Members of the SUN Business Network in the Gambia have been engaged for the development of terms of reference for the governance of the national SUN Business Network. Engagement has been conducted with small- and medium-scale members of the SUN Business Network in the Gambia to invest in nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life.
The capacities of senior staff at the National Nutrition Agency have been strengthened on building social protection floors in Africa. Capacity-strengthening efforts have been held for staff under the Social Safety Net project, including 41 staff from the National Nutrition Agency, the Department of Social Welfare, the Department of Community Development and the National Social Protection Secretariat. Staff have been trained in various areas to strengthen the smooth and effective implementation of the NAFA cash transfer programme.
Financial support has been committed for the development of the Common Results Framework.