Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Technical Coordination Committee (MSNTCC)
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Ms. Gertrude B. Namayanja, Principal Policy Analyst, Department of Strategic Coordination and Implementation, Office of the Prime Minister
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
Advocacy and engagement of sectors towards one common goal
Ensuring stakeholders are aligned around a common national plan and making a strong advocacy pitch to decision makers within the country.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
Parish Development Committees have been included as the lowest governance unit for nutrition at the parish level. The SUN Civil Society Alliance and SUN Business Network have been established within the country.
The Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Technical Coordination Committee (MSNTCC) brings together various nutrition stakeholders to determine and agree on nutrition priorities and track progress. The MSNTCC is aligned with the Government's coordination architecture, and its report is discussed at the Policy Coordination Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister. The MSNTCC sets the direction for coordinating nutrition work planning and implementation within the country. Meetings aim to consider the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) secretariat's key priorities, which are meant to serve as a benchmark for coordinating and implementing nutrition programming.
The Office of the Prime Minister has played a significant role in streamlining governance structures and platforms related to the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. Most platforms have been established successfully, with SUN Academia platform planned for finalization in early 2023.
The Office of the Prime Minister, through the MSNTCC, plans to better map partners involved in financing nutrition activities to optimize resource use. The increasing involvement of donors in financing priority nutrition interventions is commendable. The Office of the Prime Minister, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services (RHITES) project, has conducted functionality assessments at the district level to evaluate the performance of District Nutrition Coordination Committees. The MSNTCC also has emphasized the importance of data for nutrition planning and implementation. Phase II of the National Information Platform for Nutrition has begun, aiming to provide regular data for UNAP II implementation.