ENN and the GNC Technical Alliance
The GNC Technical Alliance (the Alliance) is the technical arm of the Global Nutrition Cluster. It was created in 2017 to improve the quality of nutrition preparedness, response and recovery, by providing coordinated, accessible and timely technical support through multiple channels, filling gaps where they exist. The Alliance has advisers available for remote and in-person technical support, and provides access to technical guidance and learning for anyone who requires it. The Alliance is led by UNICEF with World Vision International as co-lead. It’s leadership team also includes ENN, Action Against Hunger Canada and the GNC coordination team.
The Global Nutrition Cluster Technical Alliance supports countries, agencies, and nutrition practitioners in humanitarian situations with technical assistance to meet the nutrition rights and needs of people affected by emergencies.
What we do as part of the Alliance
ENN plays a key role within the Alliance;
- We oversee the work of the Global Thematic Working Groups (GTWGs) - groups of technical experts who the Alliance calls on to provide guidance where answers to questions from practitioners cannot be found within existing guidelines and tools.
- We co-chair the Wasting GTWG which provides guidance and learning in response to technical queries that are raised.
- We coordinate the MAMI Global Network which undertakes the role of the MAMI GTWG providing guidance and learning for MAMI-related technical queries as they arise.
- We coordinate the IFE Core Group which is the GTWG on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, operating similarly to the MAMI Global Network.
- We develop learning and knowledge management products to fill identified needs
- ENN's online discussion forum en-net is one of the key resources that the GNC Technical Alliance links to (see below).
Do you need technical nutrition support and assistance in your country?
The GNC Technical Alliance Support Team of nutrition advisors and experts are ready to answer your questions and support you in-country or remotely. Get in touch here
If you would like to obtain 'peer to peer' technical advice on specific questions, you can do so through ENN's en-net platform which links to an extensive network of nutrition colleagues and experts for advice and guidance.
The Alliance team is particularly keen to reach out to local NGOs who would like support. The GNC Localization Learning Package highlights how the GNC Technical Alliance can support their technical needs - available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Somali. This brief was prepared for the Alliance by ENN with members of the Alliance’s Technical Support Team. You can also listen to our Podcast on the subject.
A light touch mapping of the current research gaps and priorities in nutrition in emergencies
Baseline assessment of technical need (Field Exchange article)
Updated needs assessment - A Review of en-net content 2019-2021 to Identify Ongoing and Emerging Technical Needs
Supportive Spaces for Infant and Young Feeding in Emergencies - Technical Brief
A brief overview of the debate around anthropometric measurements for identifying children requiring nutrition treatment
Supporting non-breastfed children as part of an Ebola response - Case Study: Experience from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Updating National CMAM Guidelines Lessons from Previous Experiences
GTAM: Lessons learned on GTWG ways of engagement
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