Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
National Food, Nutrition and WASH Technical Working Group
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Machara Faustin, Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF)
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
2022 Shared country good practice
Speech of the President of the Republic of Rwanda
Making a strong advocacy pitch to an in-country decision maker
President Paul Kagame said “Africa would not be grappling with food insecurity if African countries strategically invested in the agriculture sector”. He made the statement on Wednesday September 7th 2022, during the African Food Systems Forum (AGRF)
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The Day of African Child has been successfully conducted in the Nyagatare Juvenile prison. The theme of the year 2022 was “Protect the child, build a better Future”. During this day’s celebration ceremony, the government advocated for good nutrition of all Rwandans especially women and children.
Rwanda has a National Early Childhood Development Plan (NECDP) - 2018-2024 which includes the country's nutrition priorities. All stakeholders align their plans with national priorities.
Rwanda conducted capacity building to the primary and secondary school teachers on health and nutrition. Moreover, districts were provided with regular coaching on district planning and monitoring and evaluation.
Rwanda has increasingly prioritized nutrition, as reflected in the increase in domestic funding. In addition, the President of the Republic has emphasized, in several high level events, the importance of tackling malnutrition in the country. The existing national nutrition information system (HMIS) allows for monthly monitoring of progress. Key stakeholders have been engaged through various consultations with the National Coordinating Entity and various meetings with the Nutrition Technical Working Group (NTWG). While stakeholders have generally honored their commitments, there have been challenges of delayed fund transfers. A budget tracking exercise was conducted and its results have helped to identify the priorities for the FY2023/2024.