Topic: Cross-cutting issues
Developments and progress of SUN Movement Networks in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
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.
The Power of Nutrition Champions in Sierra Leone
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.
The Relationship between Wasting and Stunting: Emerging evidence and implications
ENN’s Technical Directors, Tanya Khara conducted a lecture at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she explained the linkages between wasting and stunting, outlining the latest evidence of the overlap between the two types of malnutrition and how children may progress from one manifestation of undernutrition to the other. This video captures the lecture with relevant slides.
Adoption officielle de la politique nationale de nutrition du Niger, ce qu’il faut retenir
Le 15 novembre dernier, le gouvernement nigérien a fait un grand pas en avant dans la lutte contre la malnutrition en adoptant sa toute première politique nationale de nutrition dite « politique nationale multisectorielle de sécurité nutritionnelle ». Cette politique a pour objectif d’éliminer toutes les formes de malnutrition pour atteindre la vision où chaque nigérien jouit d’un statut nutritionnel adéquat pour assurer le développement, la résilience et la prospérité du Niger. Cette vision pose la nutrition comme un outil de développement et de résilience et pas seulement comme une stratégie d’urgence. Elle définit les rôles et les responsabilités de toutes les parties prenantes (tels que les donateurs, les partenaires techniques, les organisations non gouvernementales, la société civile et le secteur privé, etc.) dans l'amélioration de la sécurité nutritionnelle du pays, soulignant ainsi l'importance de la participation de tous les acteurs dans la réduction de la malnutrition.
Niger’s first multisectoral nutrition plan
On the 15 November this year, the Niger government took a big step forward in tackling malnutrition by adopting its first ever nutrition policy known as the “national multisectoral nutrition security policy”. The policy aims to achieve the vision of the citizens having adequate nutritional security, in order to ensure the development, resilience and prosperity of the country as a whole. Notably, the policy aims to make nutrition programmes part of development and resilience work in the country, rather than simply being seen as emergency focused interventions. Furthermore, the policy sets out roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders (such as donors, technical assistance providers, non- governmental institutions, civil society and the private sector) in relation to improving nutrition security in the country, thus emphasizing the importance of everyone playing a role in reducing malnutrition.
A 27 year crisis and a spotlight on HDN – the case of Somalia
Over two decades of civil conflict in Somalia interspersed with periodic droughts and floods have profoundly changed what used to be one of the most beautiful countries in east Africa to a nation which regularly receives huge amounts of humanitarian aid. The latest humanitarian response plan (HRP)(2018) comes in at around one billion dollars. 90% of all aid to Somalia is humanitarian and the small amounts of development aid it receives means that the country is stuck in a cycle of humanitarian crisis and response. The country has regularly teetered on the edge of, or experienced, full blown famine in 2017 and 2011 respectively. Rates of acute malnutrition (mainly wasting) have consistently been over the international emergency threshold and in 2018, a relatively good year, prevalence is estimated at 18%. These depressing facts are one reason why ENN determined to carry out a country study in Somalia as part of its ongoing work to identify ways to increase the nutrition resilience of vulnerable populations in fragile and conflict contexts through strengthening the humanitarian development nexus (HDN). Somalia is ENN’s second country case study, (after Kenya), with a further three or four country studies planned until the end of 2019.
NEX 10: Editors Speak
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.
NEX 10: How to write and record for NEX
Watch and listen to an ENN videocast on ‘How to Write for NEX’, a short presentation on writing articles and making podcasts for Nutrition Exchange. Hear from authors and podcasters about how they found the process – and the opportunity it gave to collaborate with colleagues and share their experiences with others working in nutrition.
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.
FEX 55: Formation des agents de santé sur la prise en charge de la MAS en milieux hospitalier, Mali
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.
NEX 8: Community Kitchens in Lebanon
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.
NEX 8: Editors Speak
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.
FEX54: Editors Speak
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.
Experiences from Peru - nutrition plan evaluation and strengthening
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.
Experiences from Nepal - nutrition plan implementation
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.
Experiences from Niger - developing and planning for nutrition
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.
Episode 1 - Planning and Development of a CRF
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.
Episode 2 - Implementation of a CRF
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.
Episode 3 - Evaluation and strengthening of a CRF
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.