Burkina Faso

Nutrition governance

The National Council for Dialogue on Nutrition (CNDN) was established in 2008 and is the designated multi-sectoral and multi-player nutrition platform, now decentralized to regional level. It reports to the Ministry of Health and includes the ministries responsible for agriculture and food security; water and sanitation; social action and national solidarity and the economy and finances; education; trade; empowerment of women; scientific research; and secondary and higher education.

The United Nations network is in place, coordinated by UNICEF, and a network of journalists in nutrition has been officially recognised. The civil society network for nutrition (RESONUT) is very active, principally in matters of advocacy and in raising awareness in the public and in political decision makers. The private sector and parliamentarian networks have been formed recently, while the academic sector network is in the process of being created.

Several multi-year strategic sectoral plans include nutrition, especially those on: poverty reduction, economic development, education, sustainable development, agriculture, food and nutrition security and rural development. The AGIR initiative (Alliance for Resilience) is led by the Ministry of Agriculture and considers nutrition in its second and fourth pillars. The National food security policy has been reviewed to take better consideration of the multi-sectoral aspect of the fight against malnutrition. The multisectoral nutrition action plan is being developed.

NIPN implementation

The National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INSD) is managing the NIPN project in collaboration with the Nutrition directorate of the Ministry of health, responsible for the multisectoral coordination of the national nutrition policy, and with support from two consultancy companies: AEDES and ECORYS. The project started in January 2018.

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