SUN Countries

The Gambia

Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

July 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition

Nutrition Technical Advisory Committee (NTAC)

Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator

Dr. Amat Bah, Executive Director, National Nutrition Agency

Country nutrition status 2022

  • Yes
  • In process
  • No
  • Costed
  • M&E framework

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
MSP annual action plan exists

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Advocacy and communications framework/plan

Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism

Subnational MSPs exist
Subnational MSPs have annual action plans

SUN networks in-country presence

SUN Civil Society Network
SUN Business Network
SUN Academy Network
SUN Donor Network
Others: e.g. youth, parliamentarian, media

Finance for nutrition

Resource mobilization strategy exists
Budget tracking exercise done this year
Funding gaps identified this year
Domestic expenditures on nutrition tracked

Country priorities 2022

Enact the Nutrition Bill to give more legal backing to the National Nutrition Agency for the national nutrition plan, Nutrition for Growth and Food Systems Summit; Finalize the Common Results Framework to enable the monitoring of targets

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.