Launch of the NIPN project in Lao PDR
On the 5th of October 2018, the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) was officially launched in Lao PDR by the Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, H.E. Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury. “Strengthening the multi-sectoral approach to combat all forms of malnutrition is also dependent on the availability of nutrition information and related systems” stated H.E Mr. Leo Faber, Ambassador of the European Union, which is supporting the project. “The information collected through NIPN will feed into the annual national nutrition forums, round table meetings and review meetings” explained Octavian Bivol, UNICEF Representative. Being an integral part of the Government nutrition programme, the NIPN project will be implemented with UNICEF support by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the National Economic Research Institute (NIER) in collaboration with related line ministries and partners over a 4-year period from 2018 – 2021. Read the press release.