Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
National Coordination for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Somalia
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Dr. Mohamed Abdi Farah, SUN Focal Person (SUN-FP), Office of the Prime Minister, Federal Government of Somalia
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
Ethiopia country benchmarking tour
Tours and learning exchanges between countries
The Ethiopia learning exchange helped Somalia identify, analyse and adopt best practices while learning how to improve governance, leadership, coordination and operations across multisectoral platforms.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
The country has strengthened the enabling environment for scaling up nutrition responses, including sustained advocacy for the enactment of a food system and nutrition bill, the inclusion of nutrition (and its indicators) as a chapter in the national development plan, and anchoring the SUN Movement in the Office of the Prime Minister, ensuring strong political good will and advocacy for the enactment of a high-level, inclusive food system and nutrition council led by the Prime Minister. The country hopes to enact a multisectoral policy to inform the food system and nutrition agenda in the coming years.
Commendable progress has been made in the development of a multisectoral nutrition strategy and common results framework. Joint work planning, learning workshops and regular SUN Network platforms help sustain a shared vision on nutrition priorities. The networks work to bring members together in identifying priorities, resources and shared accountability systems for results.
Sustained capacity-development workshops target multisectoral nutrition stakeholders, and SUN partners jointly support trainings, technical assistance and joint collaboration forums aimed at developing country-level capacities. Support also exists for the development of policies, strategies, plans and programmes aimed at responding to food system and nutrition challenges.
Under the leadership of the Office of the Prime Minister, the SUN Movement has developed and approved a robust coordination and governance structure, with clearly defined mandates and roles, that seeks to build on complementing capacities and functionalities of existing structures and systems in scaling up nutrition. The Prime Minister has been a strong nutrition champion, elevating nutrition in the national agenda and partner priorities and leading to an increase in nutrition budgets, both domestic and external. With partner support, the Government has committed to increasing the nutrition budget from 3 per cent to 5 per cent by 2025. Currently, nutrition indicators are included in performance tracking and accountability.