3 December 2018
On November 28, NIPN organised a successful side-event during the IFPRI-FAO conference on “Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition” in Bangkok, attended by about 100 participants. The four panellists discussed the Strategic Opportunities and Institutional Challenges of NIPN. The aim of a National Information Platform for Nutrition is to create a data-driven multisectoral nutrition policy dialogue between policy makers and data-analysts in order to make better policy, programme and investment decisions. Important points which were mentioned are country ownership, as demonstrated by both Ethiopia and Laos, embedding the NIPN approach in the existing multisectoral nutrition coordination system, clarity on the use of existing data, the active role of certain nutrition actors in knowledge brokering and collaboration forging. A number of challenges were also put forward by the panellists and the audience. Learn more…
28 November 2018
“Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture: what does the evidence tell us?” This is the topic of the next Nutrition Research and Policy Seminar organized by NIPN Ethiopia on December 7, 10.30-12.30 at EPHI training center. Featuring two presentations, one by Dawit Mekonnen, IFPRI Research Fellow, on irrigation-nutrition linkages; and one by Namukolo Covic, IFPRI Senior Research Coordinator of the A4NH program, on lessons learnt from agriculture-nutrition programs. Confirmation of attendance before December 3 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
28 November 2018
As part of the Celebration of the 28th African Statistics Day, the Minister of Public Health of Niger, Dr. Idi Illiassou Mainassara proceeded on Wednesday, November 21 to the official launch of the National Information Platform for Nutrition, indicating that the initiative was part of national priorities by gathering and analyzing a maximum of data available to better guide policies and strategies to combat malnutrition.
INS Director General, M. Idrissa Alichina Kourguen, emphasized the importance of improving the quality and availability of official data and statistics to enable policymakers to develop economic, social, nutritional, health and environmental protection policies and to monitor and evaluate them.
The Representative of the High Commissioner to the 3N Initiative "Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens", Dr. Boukar Abdou Razak, stressed the importance of the NIPN program in connection with the implementation of the National Strategy for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agricultural Development and the recent adoption of the National Policy on Nutritional Security.
The Ambassador of the European Union in Niger, Ms. Denisa-Elena Ionete recalled the constant commitment of the European Union alongside the Nigerian government in the fight against malnutrition.
28 November 2018
On November 22, at the headquarters of the departmental government of Totonicapán, in Guatemala, the NIPN Project was presented to regional and departmental delegates from government institutions, representatives of civil society and international cooperation.
Stefano Gatto, ambassador of the European Union in Guatemala, emphasized that the commitment of European cooperation in the fight against hunger and malnutrition supports government efforts towards a unified data system for better decision-making.
Juan Carlos Carías, secretary of SESAN (Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional), indicated that the project, in addition to strengthening the National Food and Nutrition Security Information System (SIINSAN), promotes compliance with the regulations and the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy, to ensure good nutrition for the most vulnerable people.
Eduardo Say, NIPN project coordinator at CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) explained that the department of Totonicapán and the municipality of Momostenango have been selected for the decentralized implementation of the NIPN, in order to lay the foundations for the use and analysis of information for better decision making at local level.
The event concluded with the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Governor of Totonicapán, Juan Higinio Yax Say and the representative of CATIE in Guatemala, Julio López.
14 November 2018
Ethiopia NIPN: Strengthening capacities to analyze existing data for nutrition: starting with the basics. Training for multisectoral NIPN stakeholders.
In line with the principles of the National Nutrition Program, the NIPN process in Ethiopia fosters multisectoral collaboration and builds capacities of key sectors involved in nutrition. In partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Ethiopia Public Health Institute engages in a wide set of capacity building activities of the NIPN stakeholders, focusing on strengthening the statistical, analytical and interpretation capacities of key sectoral ministries and research institutions. As a start, two STATA training workshops are planned in November and December, focusing on the basics first an then on the analysis of the Household Income Consumption Expenditure Surveys (HICES) for nutrition purposes.
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