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NIPN IMPLEMENTATION STARTS IN NIGER

The Global Support Facility for the National Information Platforms for Nutrition

initiative is pleased to share with you current updates:

 

 

TEN COUNTRIES NOW BEING SUPPORTED TO SET UP A NIPN

In addition to the six countries initially involved in the NIPN initiative (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos, Niger, Uganda), four more countries have joined the programme upon request from EU Delegations, and will benefit from financial support from the European Union and the UK Department for International Development to set up a National Information Platform for Nutrition. The additional countries are: Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Ivory Coast and Zambia. More

A NEW STAFF MEMBER AT THE GLOBAL SUPPORT FACILITY

In order to be able to support these ten countries more effectively, the NIPN Global Support Facility has strengthened its team. The existing staff comprising the team leader and nutritionist, Andrew Hall; a food security and nutrition expert, Perrine Geniez; a data expert, Milko Škofič; a coordinator, Mélanie Broin and an assistant, Gabrielle Lartia; has been joined by an epidemiologist, Julien Chalimbaud. More

NIPN IMPLEMENTATION STARTS IN NIGER

In August the National Institute of Statistics (INS) of Niger signed a grant contract with the EU Delegation to implement a National Information Platform for Nutrition. A NIPN analysis unit will be created within the INS where the project will build capacity to manage, analyse and disseminate nutrition-related information and data. A NIPN multisectoral policy advisory committee will be convened by the High Commission for the governmental initiative for food and nutrition security and sustainable agricultural development called “Nigeriens feed Nigeriens” (3N), which reports to the President’s office. More

 

NIPN IMPLEMENTATION STARTS IN GUATEMALA

In Guatemala the government has designated the Research and Higher Education Center for Tropical Agronomy (CATIE) to support the Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat (SESAN) to strengthen its national information system and its capacity to analyse information and data to support evidence-based policies and programmes. In August CATIE signed a grant contract with the EU Delegation to implement a National Information Platform for Nutrition. More

 

 

NEW PUBLICATIONS

COMMUNICATING WITH POLICY MAKERS

A NIPN aims to produce evidence-based analysis to inform national policy makers and support their decisions. The NIPN Global Support Facility commissioned Kat Pitorre and colleagues at the Institute of Development Studies to conduct a study highlighting the factors – beyond simply producing high quality analysis – that could influence the likelihood that such evidence is used in designing and implementing policies and programmes.

Click  here to download the report.

 

INFORMATION PLATFORMS IN KENYA

The NIPN Global Support Facility commissioned John Owuor, a nutritionist formerly with the Ministry of Planning, to carry out a review of information platforms and electronic data services relevant to human nutrition in Kenya. This review was commissioned at the request of national stakeholders, in order to better understand potential sources and users of information.

Click here to download the report.

 

NUTRITION POLICIES IN BANGLADESH

The NIPN Global Support Facility commissioned Dr A.M. Shahan and Dr F. Jahan of the ‘Development Research Initiative’ to conduct a review of the processes of nutrition policy-making in Bangladesh. Based on a combination of a desk review, key informant interviews and content analysis, the authors provide a historical overview of the process of nutrition policy development in Bangladesh and analyse the process by which the current National Nutrition Policy has been formulated and adopted.

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