SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022

June 2014

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

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

National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)

Date established
no information
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

Operationalize the nutrition coordination structure; Establish a national food systems and nutrition council; Review the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy; Improve budget tracking and analysis; Develop food systems pathway action plans

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.