30 September 2016
An Expert Advisory Group of 16 members from UN agencies, international NGOs and research organisations has been constituted to provide guidance on the technical and political dimensions of designing a multi-sectoral platform for analysing nutrition-related information. The group met for the first time in September in Montpellier, France. Critical reflections and advice to guide the next stages were provided. It was acknowledged that the NIPN is an ambitious initiative, which benefits will not be immediate but felt in phases over time. But the process of engagement is as important as the outputs, through the facilitation of closer collaborative work across sectors and stakeholders in the countries, with a view to the longer-term sustainability of the platforms. View the report.
24 June 2016
During the Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Academy Week, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 20-24, 2016, the National Information Platforms for Nutrition initiative was presented.
The presentation discussed some of the political and practical challenges experienced while setting up a NIPN in the first five countries to enable the platform to be multisectoral as well as objective and non-sectoral in its analytical approach, and briefly described the challenges for estimating the attributable impact of programmes and investments in agriculture to prevent malnutrition. View the abstract.