In this podcast, Steve Collins, who conceptualised and pioneered the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) model, talks about the current developments in wasting, in light of the United Nations draft Global Action Plan on wasting, including his views on the challenges of achieving treatment at scale, what needs to be done differently and how to engage new actors in these processes.
A full article on Steve’s reflections can be found here in Field Exchange 62, March 2020.
ENN’s Charulatha Banerjee talks to Mr Aslam Shaheen SUN Focal Point Pakistan and Dr Shabina Raza Country Director Nutrition International Pakistan to capture the impact of devolution on nutrition programming in the country. Participants talk of the processes that were adopted to set up mechanisms at the subnational level to monitor and implement nutrition programmes, the barriers and the enablers for multi sectoral programmes for nutrition. They speak of how nutrition has become a priority for local leaders and how in recent elections nutrition was an electoral issue. This podcast adds to ENN’s initiative in the SUN KM project to understand and document sub national implementation of Multisectoral programmes.
Global coordinator for ENN’s SUN KM project, Natalie Sessions, and Nutrition Exchange (NEX) co-editor, Judith Hodge, discuss key findings from their review of articles from NEX and FEX (Field Exchange) publications from the last five years. This work is brought together in five briefs, including: Building an enabling environment for scale-up; Using SUN mechanisms to catalyse scale-up; Scaling up nutrition-specific activities; Scaling up nutrition-sensitive activities; and Nutrition programming in fragile and conflict affected states.
Silvia Kaufmann (Maximising the Quality of Scaling Up Nutrition Plus - MQSUN+ - Technical Assistance Team Lead for Yemen) talks with Abdul Karim Nasser (the Health of the SUN-Yemen Secretariat) and Karima Ahmed Al-Hada’a (the Planning and Liaison Specialist for SUN-Yemen) about their experience in assessing the readiness for costing of their Common Results Framework (CRF) in 2018, as part of wider technical assistance from the DFID-funded MQSUN+ project.
ENN’s Charulatha Banerjee talks to Uma Mahadevan, the previous Principal Secretary, Women & Child Development in the Government of Karnataka, about the Mathrupoorna programme. The intervention combines a mid-day meal, health services and peer support to strengthen maternal nutrition.
In this episode Natalie Sessions, Global Knowledge Coordinator is joined by Nazneen Rahman, who currently serves as a Team Leader for the Health unit of CARE Bangladesh and is overseeing the Collective Impact for Nutrition initiative.
They discuss the FEX article A multi-sector approach to improve nutrition: Experiences of the Nutrition at the Center project, Bangladesh and expand on what works and what doesn't work with multisectoral programming.
In this episode ENN Technical Directors Tanya Khara and Carmel Dolan are joined by Martha Mwangome from the Kemri / Wellcome Trust research programme in Kenya and Dr Sophie Moore from King's College London to talk about the Wasting and Stunting Technical Interest Group (WaSt TIG).
The key question they interrogate is whether the distinction between wasting and stunting is justified or helpful. They use several analyses conducted by the WaSt TIG as a basis for answering this question.
In this podcast ENN’s Technical Director Jeremy Shoham talks to Natalie Sessions, the Global KM coordinator for the SUN KM Project within ENN, about the SUN Movement Networks in Africa and Asia. They explain why they chose to focus on networks in fragile and conflict-affected states, and unpack the methodology used to gather the information, as well as sharing some of the key findings.
In this podcast, Holly Sedutto from the UN Network Secretariat, unpacks what it takes to be a nutrition champion in Sierra Leone. Holly speaks with Philip Kanu about his experiences as a UNN-REACH facilitator, the process of raising awareness around nutrition and engaging parliamentarians to make a change. His interview is accompanied by an interview with Dr. El-Bashir from UNICEF and Laureant from Irish Aid who speak of some of Philips successes.
ENN’s Technical Directors Carmel Dolan and Jeremy Shoham, speak with Dr Farah, Special Adviser on Health and Nutrition to the national Government of Somalia and Focal Point for the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement in Somalia. They discuss the Common Results Framework in Somalia - the process of setting it up, costing and prioritisation, as well as where the country is in terms of its SUN membership.
ENN’s Regional Knowledge Management Specialist for Asia, Dr. Charulatha Banerjee, speaks to Grana Pu Selvi, World Vision India and author of the article in Field Exchange Issue 58 titled Treatment of severe acute malnutrition through the Integrated Child Development Scheme in Jharkand State, India.
Grana shares the difficulties faced in setting up the project and what has been learnt from the experience for implementation ahead. We also briefly speak with Mahesh Nathan from the WASH team of World Vision. Mahesh outlined the organisation’s approaches to including WASH interventions in projects to improve nutrition outcomes.
ENN’s Charulatha Banerjee talks to NEX10 authors, Dr Md. M. Islam Bulbul and Dr Iftekhar Rashid, on the challenges and lessons learned in bringing multiple sectors together in Bangladesh to develop the country’s second National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN 2) – a costed plan that has brought together 17 'nutrition sensitive' ministries coordinated by the Bangladesh National Nutrition Council.
In this podcast, the editors of Nutrition Exchange (NEX) Carmel Dolan and Judith Hodge celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication, discussing how it began and how it has evolved to become a key publication in the nutrition sector for those working at national and sub-national level.
They describe what readers can expect from this 10th issue including progress made to tackle malnutrition at sub-national level in Rajasthan and Balochistan, as well as the use of stakeholder mapping tools. This issue features 10 original articles and updates of news across the sector.
The Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN) is a facilitation resource to help foster multi-sectoral action at the country level, particularly on nutrition-related policy formulation and planning. It includes matrices of multi-sectoral nutrition actions (nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive), which are classified by the type of evidence available for them. Developed by the UN Network Secretariat, in consultation, with both external experts and those in UN agencies, the CAN was published in late 2016 and has since been used by a range of actors at the country level. This podcast delves into the Haiti experience.
Nutrition Exchange editors, Judith Hodge and Carmel Dolan, talk about the wide range of original articles and themes to be found in Issue 9 – everything from community programming in war-torn Yemen to husband schools in Niger, and SUN-focused articles on technical assistance for nutrition in Tajikistan and the Philippines.
ENN’s Azaria Morgan joins Dr. Fatima AK Sallam, a Project Manager at Soul for Development and Charity Zvandaziva, a Nutrition Specialist working for UNICEF Yemen to discuss community engagement and leadership in enabling increased access to nutrition and health services. The podcast highlights the work of the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in pioneering the project and supporting the Village Development Committees in achieving self-sufficiency.
In this podcast (Part II of this two-part series) we continue the conversation about Technical Assistance (TA) provided to SUN countries under the DFID funded TAN Programme. In the previous podcast we spoke to the global coordinators in the two providers of TA under TAN – Nutrition International and the MQSUN+ consortium (lead by PATH).
In this podcast (Part I of two podcasts in this series) we talk to providers of Technical Assistance (TA) under the DFID funded TAN Programme. The TAN Programme provides TA to support to countries in the SUN Movement and to the global SUN Movement Secretariat in Geneva. In this podcast ENN’s Global Knowledge Management Coordinator, Tui Swinnen talks to the global TA coordinators from the two TA providers working under TAN: Loretta MacKinnon, Programme Director of the Nutrition International TAN team and Monica Kothari, Deputy MQSUN+/Monitoring & Evaluation Lead from PATH, the lead agency in the MQSUN+ consortium.
In this podcast, we speak with Dr. May Win Shwe, the Deputy Director of the Livestock Breeding and Irrigation Department in the Ministry of Agriculture in Myanmar. Dr. May discusses the use and influence of the Compendium of Actions for Nutrition (CAN) developed by the UN Network for SUN Secretariat in consultation with the UN partner agencies. The compendium is a facilitation resource intended to foster multi-sectoral dialogue at the country level. It includes matrices of potential multi-sectoral nutrition actions as well as accompanying narratives and bibliographies.
FEX 55: Part 2 - Scaling up CMAM in protracted emergencies and low resource settings, experiences from Sudan (UNICEF)
Lillian Karanja-Odhiambo, ENN’s Knowledge Management specialist for East Africa speaks to Mueni Mutunga the Chief of Nutrition from UNICEF’s Sudan country office about the experience of scaling up CMAM in Sudan. The podcast captures UNICEF’s perspective on the evolution in CMAM programming; successes in garnering government ownership; the role of information systems in informing programming and how scale up was achieved in a low resource setting. The interview provides useful insight into the interplay of humanitarian and development programming in approaching the Management of Acute Malnutrition.
In this podcast join Ali Dino Kunbher from Welthungerhilfe is in conversation with ENNs Dr Charulatha Banerjee (Asia Regional KM Specialist) discussing his article in Field Exchange 55 titled 'Multi-sector, nutrition-sensitive response to drought emergency in Pakistan'. The article and podcast capture experiences of an ECHO funded multisectoral nutrition project implemented in drought affected Sindh Province of Pakistan, the successes of this complex project and the numerous challenges faced in doing nutrition sensitive programming in an emergency setting.
Dans cette interview Dr Kanta Malam Issa, coordinateur général de l’ONG ALIMA au Mali, discute avec Ambarka Youssoufane sur l’initiative URENI école pour la formation des agents de santé sur la prise en charge de la Malnutrition Aigue Sévère au Mali. Cette interview complète l’article « Projet URENI Ecole de Dioïla »Formation des personnels de santé à la prise en charge de la Malnutrition Aigüe Sévère (MAS) en milieu hospitalier, paru dans Field Exchange 55.
FEX 55: Part 1 - Scaling up CMAM in protracted emergencies and low resource settings, experiences from Sudan (Federal Ministry of Health)
In this podcast, Tarig Mekkawi, Nutrition specialist with UNICEF Sudan, speaks to Salwa Sorkti, the Director of the National Nutrition Program in the Federal Ministry of Health of Sudan about the experience of CMAM scale up in the country. The podcast captures the perspective of the Ministry of Health’s on the evolution in CMAM programming; successes in garnering government ownership; the role of information systems in informing programming and how scale up was achieved in a low resource setting. The interview provides useful insight into the interplay of humanitarian and development programming in approaching the Management of Acute Malnutrition.
In this podcast the editors of Nutrition Exchange (NEX) Carmel Dolan and Judith Hodge speak to Tui Swinnen (Global Knowledge Management Coordinator) about what readers can expect from this edition of NEX - issue 8. They discuss some of the highlights of the issue including some of the new geographic and thematic areas covered, and explain how people can contribute to future editions of the publication.
Joyce Barakat and Linda Shaker-Berbari from the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) in Lebanon join us in a conversation about the community kitchens in Lebanon, featured in an article in NEX 8. The community kitchens were established in order to improve the nutrition status for the vulnerable Lebanese citizens and Syrian refugees living in the Bekka valley, north Lebanon.
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'.
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.
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.'
Join Marie McGrath and Jeremy Shoham, editors of Field Exchange in conversation with Tui Swinnen as they explore some of the key themes and content of this issue.
This FEX 54 podcast includes discussions of articles related to the links between humanitarian and development programming and the evolution of nutrition-sensitive multi-sector programming in the sector. There is also a special feature from the ACF conference the took place in Paris November 2016, that explored operational challenges and uptake of research on prevention and treatment of SAM.
Join Tui Swinnen and Tamsin Walters for the final installment of this three-part podcast series on the Common Results Framework (CRF). In this podcast they discuss the importance of monitoring and evaluation progress towards shared goals.
We also speak to Maria Rosa Boggio, who has worked closely with the Roundtable on Poverty Reduction in Peru, about the significant progress that has been made towards reducing malnutrition in this country. We discussed how this approach evolved and the importance of a robust monitoring for tracking results.
In this podcast, join Tui Swinnen and Tamsin Walters again as they discuss the implementation of national nutrition plans or Common Results Framework (CRF), moving on from the development and planning stages dicussed in the previous episode.
We also speak with Savita Malla, Advocacy and Communication Specialist based in the National Nutrition and Food Security Secretariat (NNFSS) in Kathmandu about national nutrition plan implementation and roll out in Nepal following up from our conversation with her in 2015.
In this podcast, Tui Swinnen, ENN's Global KM Coordinator hosts Tamsin Walters for a discussion about the planning and development stages of a Common Results Framework (CRF) looking at the evolution of the concept, how countries have worked through this early stage, and what guidance is now available. We also talk to SUN Focal Point for Niger about progress made towards elaborating and costing their national plan for nutrition following up from a discussion with in 2015.
ENN's regional Knowledge Management specialist Titus Mung'ou is in conversation with Tumaini Mikindo the Executive Director of the Parternship for Nutrition in Tanzania (PANITA). They discuss a recent article written by Tumaini for Nutrition Exchange 7 on the work PANITA has done on engaging with parliamentarians.
This podcast is a conversation between ENN's regional West Africa Knowledge Management specialist Ambarka Youssoufane and Abdoulaye Ka, National Director of Senegal's Cellule de Lutte Contre la Malnutrition (CLM) (Unit for the Fight Against Malnutition) and Senegal SUN Focal Point. They discuss an article in the current issue of Nutrition Exchange 7 on the role of advocacy in increasing the budget line for nutriiton in Senegal based on an interview with Abdoulaye Ka.
Join the editors of Nutrition Exchange (NEX) Judith Hodge and Carmel Dolan as they give an overview of the latest edition, Issue 7. This is the first NEX edition that focuses on learning and experiences around nutrition scale up and specifically learning from the SUN Movement. This work is part of ENNs 5-year Knowledge Management project to support SUN.