• Data protection

    Data protection

    The controller is the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a public-benefit federal enterprise for international cooperation. We work as a federal enterprise under private law. Our aim is to achieve the development-policy objective of improving the living conditions of people worldwide and conserving the natural resources on which livelihoods depend.
    Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36 + 40, 53113 Bonn, Germany
    Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1–5, 65760 Eschborn, Germany

    Data processing is the responsibility of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. GIZ processes personal data exclusively in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG).

    Personal data are, for example, name, address, email addresses and user behaviour. GIZ only processes personal data to the extent necessary. Which data is required and processed for which purpose and on what basis is largely determined by the type of service you use or the purpose for which the data is required.

    When visiting the NIPN website, the browser used automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. GIZ processes only the data that is technically required in order to display the website correctly and to ensure its stability and security. Each time the website is accessed, the data stored includes, but is not limited to, the page that is viewed, the IP address of the accessing device, the page from which the user was redirected, as well as the date and time of access.

    Your rights in terms of data protection are reproduced here: Chapter 3 – Rights of the data subject - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (
    If you have questions specifically about how your data are protected, please contact GIZ’s data protection officer Ms Claudia Eberhardt at:


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    This site uses Matomo to analyse user behaviour. Cookies collect information about user behaviour on the site, including the abbreviated IP address of the device being used, and send it to the server. The server anonymises the information and stores it for the purpose of analysing user behaviour. The state of current technology ensures that once information has been anonymised, it can no longer be traced back to the originating device or connection. Information produced by cookies is shared only with the internally operated server. It is never shared with third parties. Data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1 f) of the GDPR for the purpose of pursuing the controller’s legitimate interests, in this case to improve the website. You have the right to object to the processing of your user data for the purpose of user behaviour analysis.

    Opt-out cookie: an opt-out cookie is stored on your device to prevent your user data from being collected when you visit this site. For the cookie to be effective, it must be stored on every device you use to visit the site. As the cookie is stored in the browser (the program used to access websites), it must be stored on each browser if you use more than one browser per device (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Mozilla Firefox). You should also note that if you delete all cookies, you will also delete the opt-out cookie and will have to reinstall it.

    This website uses Matomo for statistics on usage of the webpages. Matomo collects the following information:
    • user IP address in anonymised form
    • a user ID name in anonymised form (such as ‘8cf45b144b6745e3‘)
    • date and time of the visit
    • title of the page being viewed (page title)
    • URL of the page being viewed (page URL)
    • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (referrer URL)
    • screen resolution being used
    • time in local user’s timezone
    • files that were clicked and downloaded (download)
    • links to an outside domain that were clicked (outlink)
    • pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the user: page speed)
    • location of the user: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude
    • main language of the browser being used
    • user agent of the browser being used.
    The information from Matomo cookies is stored in anonymised fashion for up to six months. Matomo does not use a ‘fingerprint’ to track visitors, but uses the privacy-friendly measures to protect user privacy: the config_id which groups different actions into “visits” during a short window of up to 24-hours.

    Processing of personal data in connection with social network use
    On the NIPN website, GIZ invites users to visit its presence on social networking sites and platforms including Twitter and YouTube.
    These online presences are operated to interact with the users that are active on these sites and platforms and to inform them about projects and services. By clicking on a social network’s logo, the user is redirected to the NIPN presence on the respective network.
    When users visit the platforms, personal data is collected, used and stored by the operators of the respective social network, but not by GIZ. This is also the case even if the users themselves do not have an account with the respective social network.
    The individual data processing operations and their scope differ depending on the operator of the respective social network. GIZ has no influence on the collection of data or its further use by the social network operators. We are not fully aware of the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored; to what extent the networks comply with existing obligations regarding erasure; what analyses are conducted and links established with the data; and to whom the data is disclosed.
    Access to NIPN social media sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of the respective operators. Below you can find the contact details and links to the data privacy policies of the social media on which NIPN maintains a presence:

    The privacy policy for the social network Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be found at
    The privacy policy for the social network YouTube, operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, can be found at

    The privacy policy for the social network Vimeo, operated by, Inc. 330 West 34th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10001, USA can be found at

    Third party services
    The NIPN website includes webinars and other technical videos. When you visit the NIPN website we use the following third-party services which may collect personal data:
    Recipient: Youtube
    Purpose of processing: To play videos
    Lawful basis: Legitimate interest
    Data location and security: USA
    Personal data collected by the third party: IP address
    Privacy policy: link

    Recipient: Vimeo
    Purpose of processing: To play videos
    Lawful basis: Legitimate interest
    Data location and security: USA
    Personal data collected by the third party: IP address
    Privacy policy: link

    Such third-party services are outside of our control, and these providers may, at any time, change their terms of service, purpose and use of cookies, etc.
    Personal data are regularly deleted when
    • they are no longer needed for contractual purposes (e.g. for employment, top-ups, rental, sale or service contracts)
    • when the individuals concerned have not given any separate authorisation
    • when statutory data storage obligations and periods have expired

    Persons under the age of 16 may not transfer any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

    You are entitled to:
    • to object to data processing,
    • enquire about your personal data and its processing
    • to have this corrected if necessary, or to request restriction of processing or the erasure of the data.

    The data will then be erased.

    If you have any questions or complaints about this website, please contact the GIZ data protection officer (see contact information provided above). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection supervisory authority. The responsible authority in this case is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

    Processing of personal data when contacting us
    When users contact us, the data provided is processed in order to be able to respond to the enquiry. The following contact options are available:

    Alternatively, it is possible to contact GIZ via the email addresses provided. In this case, at least the email address but also any other personal user data transmitted with the email (e.g. family and given name, address) as well as the information contained in the email are stored solely for the purpose of contacting the user and processing the request. The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with email communication is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.

    When contacting us by phone, personal data will be processed to the extent necessary in order to handle the enquiry. The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with communication by phone is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.

    When contacting us by letter, the personal data transmitted (e.g. family and given name, address) and the information contained in the letter is stored for the purpose of establishing contact and processing the enquiry. The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with communication by letter is Article 6 (1) e GDPR.

  • Legal information and credits

    This site is published and hosted by Capacity for Nutrition (C4N), a multi-donor action between the EU action Nutrition for Development (N4D) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Knowledge for Nutrition (K4N) Programme. C4N is part of the K4N and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

    Publishing Director: Laura Barrington, Coordinator C4N, GIZ GmbH
    Webmaster: Kim Clausen, C4N, GIZ GmbH
    Web design: Terre Nourricière, 26, Allée de Mycènes, 34 000 Montpellier, France.

    Website powered by SPIP.

    Photos and illustrations credits
    All rights of reproduction are reserved, in France and overseas. Editor owns all the photos on the site or has obtained permission from the photographer for their use on this website alone.
    Photos credits: 
    Bangladesh: Andrew V. Marcus ©
    Burkina Faso: C. Mouquet-River © IRD, photothèque Indigo
    Ethiopia: Anton Ivanov ©
    Guatemala: meunierd ©
    Ivory Coast: vystekimages ©
    Laos: Buntoon Rodseng ©
    Niger: Melanie Broin © Agropolis International
    Uganda: Anjo Kan ©
    Zambia: © UNICEF/UN0640379/Siakachoma

    Users’ rights and obligations
    The contents of this site are protected under literary and artistic property law, the Berne Convention, EU directive 96/9/CE. Any reproduction other than for the personal use of visitors to the site, notably with a view to publication in any form, is strictly forbidden without the express written permission of C4N. Visitors are responsible for their interpretation and use of the information consulted, and for the data they provide on forms included in the site. They are bound by the prevailing rules and regulations. In particular, copying information from the site for commercial or advertising purposes is expressly forbidden.

    The European Commission (EC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has jointly agreed to initiate C4N to enhance capacities, governance and accountability for evidence-based and inclusive nutrition policy response and programming in priority countries, regions and global institutions. This includes to provide global support for the NIPN initiative, to help countries to develop a National Information Platform for Nutrition, and to coordinate the technical assistance and capacity building required.

    The main role of the C4N-NIPN is to:
    • Coordinate the initiative within and between countries
    • Support countries to design and establish each NIPN
    • Build capacity and provide technical assistance
    • Link with SUN and other initiatives to ensure coherence.

    From January 2020 NIPN is being implemented by C4N, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in Brussels, Belgium.

    From 2016 to 2019, global support for NIPN has been managed by the Global Support Facility at Agrinatura, the European alliance on agricultural knowledge for development and hosted by Agropolis International in Montpellier, France.

    This website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), the UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of GIZ and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or other partners.

    This website has been compiled with the greatest possible care. GIZ accepts no liability whatsoever for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Any liability for damages arising directly or indirectly from the use of this website is excluded, unless they are based on intent or gross negligence.
    GIZ expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without prior notice, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

    This website contains links to external pages. The respective provider is always responsible for the contents of the linked external pages. When it was first linked, GIZ checked the third-party content to determine whether it gave rise to possible civil or criminal liability. However, a permanent control of the content of the linked external pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. If GIZ discovers or is informed by others that an external offer to which it has linked via a link triggers civil or criminal liability, it will immediately remove the link to this offer. GIZ expressly distances itself from such content.

    Cartographic representations do not imply recognition of borders and territories under international law.

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    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Registered offices: Bonn and Eschborn, Germany

    Bonn and Eschborn

    Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 32 + 36
    53113 Bonn
    T +49 228 44 60-0
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    Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1 - 5
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    T +49 61 96 79-0
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    Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
    Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Management Board
    Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel (Chair)
    Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Vice-Chair)
    Anna Sophie Herken

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