SUN Countries


Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022

March 2011

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

  • 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

Build capacity on nutrition governance; Strengthen capacity-development ability; Develop an updated stakeholder database; Advocate for resource allocation; Realign targets and resources; Advocate for commitments from development partners

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.