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UPDATE: The Scaling UpNutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020)

Chittagong Hill Tracts, BangladeshThe second SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020)1 builds on the collective commitment generated by the 56 countries that are driving the SUN Movement as they seek to end malnutrition in all its forms. The political will has never been stronger; however, moving to impact at scale and ensuring sustainable results for all is now at the heart of the SUN Movement’s strengthened approach.

The new Strategy and Roadmap calls for greater emphasis on implementation and accountability and has the following four objectives;

  1. Expand and sustain the enabling political environment;
  2. Prioritise and institutionalise effective actions that contribute to good nutrition;
  3. Implement effective actions aligned with national common results frameworks;
  4. Effectively use, and significantly increase, financial resources for nutrition.

In support of these objectives, the SUN Roadmap focuses on strengthening country capabilities through:

Improving policy and budget cycle management in order to:

Undertaking social mobilisation, advocacy and communication in order to:

• Keep building and sustaining political, institutional and financial commitment at all levels;

• Maintain advocacy and communication which support the realisation of national priorities;

Build the capacity of individuals and institutions in order to:

Strengthen the equity drivers of nutrition, including roles of women and girls.

Equity lies at the heart of the nutrition challenge and the Roadmap will support a shift from rhetoric to action. It will help support SUN Countries to prioritise:

At the core of these services are the SUN Movement’s Principles of Engagement, which guide the myriad of actors, all working to scale up nutrition.

Process to date

At their meeting in September 2015, the SUN Movement Lead Group tasked the new SUN Movement Executive Committee to oversee the development of the Roadmap to ground the high-level ambitions of the Strategy in practical actions that will have greater impact at country level.

Through a consultative process (kick-started at the SUN Movement Global Gathering in 2015), working groups were established to set ambitions for the coming five years. Facilitated by the SUN Movement Secretariat, with stakeholders drawn from the membership of SUN Countries, SUN Networks (UN, Civil Society, Donor and Business) along with academic and technical partners, the Roadmap was reviewed.

The final Strategy and Roadmap will be endorsed and launched by the incoming SUN Movement Coordinator, Ms. Gerda Verburg and the Lead Group, in July 2016. It will continue to be a country-led, multi-stakeholder and multi-sector collective force for nutrition.

For more information on the SUN Movement, please visit this link



1 This update was kindly written by the SUN Movement Secretariat.

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UPDATE: The Scaling UpNutrition (SUN) Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020). Nutrition Exchange 6, May 2016. p26.



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