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SUN Civil Society Alliance - Bangladesh

Video  /  6 December 2017

In this video, we hear from Belal Uddin a member of the SUN Civil Society Alliance (CSA) in Bangladesh.

Belal discusses the importance of civil society working in partnerships with other stakeholder groups such as the media and parliamentarians. In particular, he talks about the CSAs work to support capacity building for journalists in reporting on nutrition issues. He also reflects on the challenges the CSA has faced due to changes in internal governmental structures.

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SUN Civil Society Alliance - Myanmar

Video  /  6 December 2017

May Thukha Soe is a Nutrition Specialist for Plan International and a member of the SUN CSA Myanmar.

In this video she talks about the role of the CSA in bringing together not only international NGOs but also an increasing number of local NGOs. The aim of the CSA is to provide a collective voice to all for all these organisations. She reflects on how the CSA is building sub-national CSAs in order to engage and support local CSOs.

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SUN Civil Society Alliance - Cambodia

Video  /  6 December 2017

Hou Kroeun is the Deputy Country Director at Helen Keller International in Cambodia. He is also the coordinator of the SUN Civil Society Alliance in Cambodia.

In this interview, he highlights the crucial role that civil society plays in the SUN Movement. He also discusses how the CSA in Cambodia was formed, and reflects on some of the challenges faced and how these have been overcome. Kroeun discusses the impact that the CSA has had by providing advisory services, technical assistance and guidance to the government on their Mid-Term review of food security and nutrition.

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SUN Civil Society Alliance - Pakistan

Video  /  6 December 2017

Dr Naseer Muhammad Nizamani is the Country Director for Nutrition International in Pakistan and is also a member of the Pakistan SUN Civil Society Alliance.

In this interview, Dr Nizamani talks about the formation of the CSA in Pakistan and their strong focus on building the capacity of local and national organisations. Dr Nizamani highlights some of the challenges the alliance has faced and how they have overcome them.

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SUN Civil Society Alliance - Nepal

Video  /  6 December 2017

In this video, Dr. Uma Koirala describes the role of the SUN Civil Society Alliance in Nepal. She emphasises the need for civil society to advocate for nutrition at all levels; from the national, policy making level through to the district levels.

Uma talks about the importance of regional coordination and how it is enabling CSAs in Asia to share learning, experiences, challenges and best practices amongst regional counterparts. She also highlights the contribution that the CSA in Nepal is making to this group, drawing on their success in building the alliance in Nepal.

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NEX 8: Making Agriculture Nutrition Sensitive - Lessons from Zambia

Podcast  /  26 July 2017

The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) is a USAID funded project that promotes dietary diversity through harmonising nutrition messages in agriculture. In this interview, Lillian Karanja, ENN’s East Africa’s Regional KM specialist speaks with Edye Kuyper who provides nutrition leadership within the INGENAES project, and Bertha Munthali, Nutrition Advisor for the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network. 

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NEX 8: Filling the Nutrient Gap in Pakistan

Podcast  /  26 July 2017

In this interview Dr Charulatha Banerjee (Asia Regional Knowledge Management Specialist) speaks to Cecilia Garzon (Head of Nutrition) and Dr Aliahmad Khan (Nutritionist) in the WFP Pakistan Country Office in Islamabad. They discuss details of the Food & Nutrition Gap (FNG) Analysis and Cost of Diet Tool which were recently used to assess the nutitional situation in Pakistan.

Additionally, James Kingori, Regional Nutrition Officer in the WFP Regional Bureau (Bangkok) speaks in detail about the methodology and presents key lessons from Laos and Indonesia which also have done the FNG analysis. These conversations supplement an article which features in NEX 8 titled 'Filling the Nutrient Gap in Pakistan: Insights to address malnutrition'.

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Part III: Corporate Social Responsibility in India

Video  /  12 June 2017

Dr Charulatha Banerjee, ENN’s Asia Regional Knowledge Management Specialist caught up with Sonali Patnaik, Director of Arupa Mission Research Foundation, to learn more about the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) law in India including how this has the potential to impact on nutrition programming and spending in the country. 

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Decentralised multisectoral coordination of nutrition in Senegal

Blog post  /  6 June 2017

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At the beginning of this year, I attended a Nutrition International (NI) mission in the village of Amadou Bellinaoude-Santhiago, in the Kolda region to visit the Integrated Nutrition Project at Kédougou and Kolda (PINKK) implemented by NI.

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Interview with Gladys Mugambi, Kenya SUN Focal Point

Video  /  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.

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Coordination multisectorielle décentralisée de la nutrition au Sénégal

Blog post  /  30 May 2017

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En début de cette année, j’ai accompagné une mission de Nutrition International (NI) dans le village de Amadou Bellinaoude-Santhiago, région de Kolda pour visiter le Projet Intégré de Nutrition à Kolda et Kédougou (PINKK) mis en œuvre par Nutrition International.

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FEX54: A journey to multi-sector nutrition programming in Nepal with Stanley Chitekwe

Podcast  /  17 March 2017

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Dr Charulatha Banerjee, ENN’s Asia Regional Knowledge Management Specialist caught up with Mr Stanley Chitekwe Chief of Nutrition UNICEF Nepal and discussed the details of Multi-Sector Nutrition Programming (MSNP) in Nepal. This conversation supplements an article which features in FEX 54 titled 'A journey to multi-sector nutrition programing in Nepal: evolution, processes and way forward.'

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Experiences from Peru - nutrition plan evaluation and strengthening

Video  /  14 March 2017

Maria Rosa Boggio is a consultant in child nutrition based in Peru. Maria Rosa worked closely with the Roundtable on Poverty Reduction in country. In this video, Maria Rosa discusses the significant progress that has been made towards reducing malnutrition in Peru.

This video features as the final instalment in a three-part podcast and video series exploring the different stages of the Common Results Framework. Maria Rosa discusses the evaluation and strengthening of a CRF.

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Experiences from Nepal - nutrition plan implementation

Video  /  14 March 2017

Savita Malla is an Advocacy and Communication Specialist based within the National Nutrition and Food Security Secretariat (NNFSS) in Kathmandu, Nepal. In this video Savita discusses the national nutrition plan implementation and roll out in Nepal.

This video features as the second instalment in a three-part podcast and video series exploring the different stages of the Common Results Framework

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Experiences from Niger - developing and planning for nutrition

Video  /  14 March 2017

Dr Nassirou Ousmane is the Director of Nutrition at the Ministry of Health and the SUN Focal Point for Niger. In this video, Dr Ousmane discusses the progress made towards elaborating and costing the Nigerien national plan for nutrition.

This video features as the first instalment in a three-part podcast and video series exploring the different stages of the Common Results Framework. Dr. Ousmane discusses the planning and development stage of a CRF.

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

Blog post  /  16 February 2017

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 to achieve its goals?

In my experience with the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement activities, I have noted the quest to establish multi-sectoral platforms to tackle malnutrition worldwide.  Thus, nutrition experts and nutrition advocates have embraced the multi-stakeholder approach to drive forward their agenda – bringing together governments, donors, UN agencies, civil societies, business/private sector, research and academic, to play their roles in this noble goal.

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Coordination multisectorielle pour la nutrition Tchad : une plateforme multi-acteurs complète et dynamique

Blog post  /  10 February 2017

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Je suis Ambarka Youssoufane, en tant que Spécialiste Régional Gestion de connaissance pour l’Afrique de l’ouest et du Centre de ENN, il m’arrive souvent de visiter les pays de la sous-région et discuter avec différents acteurs de la nutrition et du Mouvement SUN. C’est dans ce cadre que j’ai visité le Tchad du 23 au 28 janvier dernier, où j’ai pu constater une forte dynamique autour du point focal SUN pays dans le cadre de la plateforme multi-acteurs pour une coordination multisectorielle des actions de nutrition dans ce pays. C’est de cette plateforme que je voudrais vous entretenir aujourd’hui.

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