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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
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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 ©

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.

Data protection
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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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
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.

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.

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