SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022

December 2011

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

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

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
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

Improve maternal and child health and nutrition services with special focus on the first 1000 days of life; Increase production, access, and utilization of animal source foods mainly eggs and fish for pregnant, lactating women and children under two.

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.