Menu ENN Search

Interview with Gladys Mugambi, Kenya SUN Focal Point

By ENN on 31 May 2017

Join Gladys Mugambi the head of Kenya’s Nutrition and Dietetics Unit in the Ministry of Health (and National SUN Focal Point) as she dicusses the nutrition sector’s past successes, current challenges and future perspectives in the country.

Gladys talks of the evolution of nutrition policy and programming in Kenya including what opportunities the SUN Movement has brought through work with in-country networks and sharing learning with other SUN countries in the region. She decribes the work currently going on in Kenya around financial tracking and the nutrition budget line, school feeding and working with devolved counties on nutrition.

Questions and comments can be shared through the en-net conversation thread for this post.

 

 

More like this

FEX: Transforming media coverage of nutrition in Kenya

By Titus Mung'ou At the time of writing, Titus Mung'ou was the Advocacy and Communications Manager at Action Against Hunger (ACF) and the outgoing Chair of Kenya's Scaling Up...

NEX: Co-ordinating sectors: Kenya’s Food and Nutrition Security Bill

Gladys Mugambi is the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Focal Point. Marjorie Volege is the SUN Support Officer UNICEF/Ministry of Health. Grace Gichohi is Nutrition Officer...

NEX: Interview with the Dr. Hjordis Ogendo, Head of Social Affairs and Environment, EU Delegation in Kenya and SUN Donor Convenor

Background Kenya was one of the first countries to sign up to the SUN Movement in November 2012 and the European Union Delegation in Kenya agreed to be the SUN Donor Network...

NEX: REACHing for the SUN: UN support for scaling up nutrition in Burkina Faso

Dr Doudou Halidou Maimouna and Ousmane Ouedraogo are the REACH co-ordinators in Burkina Faso. Bertine Ouaro is Head of the Nutrition Department at the Ministry of...

NEX: Nutrition advocacy in Kenya’s newly devolved government system

Titus Mung'ou was the Advocacy and Communications Manager at Action Against Hunger (ACF) at the time of writing. Jacob Korir is the Head of Health and Nutrition and Health...

FEX: Nutrition Exchange 7 now out

This seventh issue of Nutrition Exchange (NEX), was released in January 2017, and is available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish. It introduces an exciting new phase in...

Resource: Multi-sectoral coordination for nutrition in Chad: a comprehensive and dynamic multi-stakeholder platform

My name is Ambarka Youssoufane and, as ENN's Regional Knowledge Management Specialist for West and Central Africa, I often visit countries in the sub-region to talk with...

Blog post: Can the SUN Movement benefit from Africa’s political blocs?

How relevant are Africa's political blocs in advancing the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement agenda? Can the movement tap into the initiatives by the region's political blocs...

FEX: SUN in practice: Contribution of agriculture and social protection to improving nutrition

A series of themed briefings - entitled Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) in Practice - have been produced by the SUN Movement Secretariat since 2014. These present the scale up...

NEX: Editorial

This issue of Nutrition Exchange is our sixth and we continue to profile the writing of those working at national and sub-national level. This issue contains 13 original...

FEX: Update on Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) and the ‘1000 Day’ movements

By Tom Arnold and David Beckmann Tom Arnold is CEO of Concern Worldwide and David Beckmann is President of Bread for the World. Recognised globally as non-governmental...

NEX: Role of communication and advocacy in scaling up nutrition: lessons and plans from the Zambian experience

Eneya Phiri, Head of Advocacy and Communications at Zambia Civila Society SUN Nutrition Alliance Background In the Republic of Zambia, children under five years of age have...

NEX: Editorial

This seventh issue of Nutrition Exchange introduces an exciting new phase in the publication's development, as ENN will now be publishing NEX twice a year and will bring...

Podcast: Increasing Funding for Nutrition: The role of advocacy and communication in Senegal

This podcast is a conversation between ENN's regional West Africa Knowledge Management specialist Ambarka Youssoufane and Abdoulaye Ka, National Director of Senegal's...

FEX: Role of communication and advocacy in scaling up nutrition: lessons and plans from the Zambian experience

By Eneya Phiri Eneya Phiri is a seasoned advocate with four-and-a-half years' experience in nutrition advocacy and communications. He is a keen believer in communications for...

Resource: Podcast transcript –The Role of the REACH initiative in the implementation of SUN in Burkina Faso

Listen here Ambarka Youssoufane (AY): Regional Knowledge Management Specialist for West and Central Africa with ENN Madame Bertine Ouaro (BO): Director of Nutrition and SUN...

en-net: FAO looking for a regional nutritionist based Dakar (1 year) - start date:4 nov 2013

FAO is implementing a new project on “Building capacity for better food security programming in emergency and rehabilitation contexts through better seed system assessment,...

NEX: Listening to SUN country actors: A face-to-face interview with Dr Mohamed Abdi Farrah, Somalia SUN Focal Point

Background Somalia has been affected by civil war since 1991 and suffers from recurrent droughts, characterising it as a complex political environment with extreme poverty,...

Blog post: Notes from Myanmar - an ENN and Nutrition International joint visit

I began April with a weeklong visit to Myanmar, not my first visit but the first in my role as KM Specialist with ENN. Myanmar and its “first citizen” of sorts,...

FEX: SUN experiences: lessons from Pakistan

By Muhammad Aslam Shaheen and Dr. Ali Ahmad Khan Muhammad Aslam Shaheen is Chief of Nutrition at the Ministry of Planning Development & Reform, Pakistan and is the SUN Focal...