National Information Platforms for Nutrition
(NIPN) is an initiative of the European Commission to provide support to countries to strengthen their information systems for nutrition and to improve the analysis of data so as to better inform the strategic decisions they are faced with to prevent malnutrition and its consequences
Powerful opening statements launched by Marjeta Jager of the European Commission, Martin Hoppe from BMZ and Gerda Verburg from the SUN movement opened the 3rd NIPN Global Gathering 2021. Under the headline “Strengthening NIPN approach into the national multi-sectoral governance for nutrition”, country delegations from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lao PDR, Niger and Uganda take part in the virtual Global Gathering workshops from 22-25 March. Full introduction of speakers and their opening statements are available here. During the Global Gathering, video recordings of daily presentations in English will regularly be uploaded on the webinar page of the NIPN website.
At the second annual NIPN dissemination meeting, the NIPN data repository and dashboard were officially launched. While primarily aimed at policy and decision-makers, the public can also access these multisectoral monitoring and analysis tools. The dashboard and data repository will enhance the capacity to track the progress and results in nutrition at national and sub-national level and enable better monitoring of nutrition-related indicators for Sustainable Development Goals. Further information from the event here.
Stakeholders from the NIPN platforms in Niger and Ethiopia were panellists presenting at the Mini-symposium on ‘How to enhance the dialogue between research and policy?’ (SYM 2). While the mini-symposium focused on dialogue between research and decision making in nutrition, the sharing of NIPN experiences enabled the perspectives of national implementers and practitioners to be highlighted, while also teasing out commonalities and differences between research and implementation in addressing decision makers’ needs for information and evidence.