SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

March 2011

National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition

National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Committee (NMNCC)

Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator

Dr Felix Pensulo Phiri, Director of Nutrition, Ministry of Health

Country nutrition status 2022

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

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
no information
MSP annual action plan exists

National nutrition plan

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

Review the Nutrition Policy and Development Strategic Plan; Review the National Nutrition Information System to align it with the developed Strategic Plan in order to track progress and commitments.

2022 Shared country good practice

Bringing Stakeholders Together

Working MSP

Malawi has various MSPs at national and community levels that help ensure that stakeholders are aligned around a common national plan following the "5 ones" principle.

Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)


Goals include: Reviewing the Multisectoral National Nutrition Policy to align with SUN 3.0, food systems, social protection and climate change; Finalizing the Nutrition Advocacy Strategy.


Goals include: Developing a costed strategic plan with clear government priorities for action, including in the areas of SUN 3.0, food systems, social protection and climate change; Developing annual country priorities to ensure a shared approach in implementation; Reviewing the Common Results Framework for nutrition.


Goals include: Advocating for increased human capacity at subnational and community levels; Advocating for increased financial resources at the subnational level; Supporting the development of subnational costed plans for nutrition.


Goals include: Reviewing national and subnational nutrition ecosystems (governance structures) for the effective delivery of SUN interventions; Finalizing the local resources mobilization strategy to ensure sustainable nutrition financing; Advocating for increased government nutrition financing at the subnational level; Reviewing the resource tracking system for accountability