19 October 2018
In the framework of the implementation of the NIPN project in Guatemala, two pilot departments have been identified to target NIPN activities at the sub-national level. On October 15th, the first theoretical and practical course on the monitoring and evaluation of Municipal Public Policies for Food and Nutrition Security has started in Momostenango, a Municipality of the pilot department of Totonicapán. The course is organised within the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Sub-Commission of the Municipal Commission of Food and Nutritional Security, Childhood and Adolescence. At the end of the course, the Sub-Commission will present the monitoring report of the Municipal Food and Nutritional Security Policy that will support future decisions.
11 October 2018
On October 15-16, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), hosting the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN), is organizing a two days’ Workshop for national stakeholders on Capacity Needs Assessment related to the nutrition policy process, monitoring, evaluation and research, with technical assistance from IPFRI’s Compact 2025 initiative.
Under NIPN, various activities will aim to strengthen the capacities of multi-sectoral stakeholders of the National Nutrition Plan involved in the demand and supply of nutrition related evidence and monitoring. As a prerequisite, a Capacity Needs Assessment involving of all sectors will thus be carried out, through this workshop, to guide the development of the NIPN Capacity Strengthening Strategy.
5 October 2018
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.
3 October 2018
On Tuesday 2nd October, NIPN & NEP (National Evaluation Platforms, an initiative of Johns Hopkins University) co-organised a workshop on "National Information Platforms to strengthen Nutrition Policy and Programme decisions", with the participation of the Global Support Facility, NIPN teams from Niger and Ethiopia and NEP team from Mali. You can look at the presentations here.
29 August 2018
These thematic seminars - co-organised by EPHI and IFPRI - aim to disseminate existing research findings with the objective to promote nutrition knowledge among decision makers. In line with the core objectives of the NIPN, it will also contribute to stimulate interactions and build bridges between decision makers and researchers. The first seminar of this series, focusing on “Food Systems and Diets in Ethiopia”, will be held at EPHI on September 7. Learn more…
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