18 March 2021
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.
10 February 2021
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.
4 December 2020
NIPN stakeholders from Niger and Ethiopia present experiences at 4th International Conference on Global Food Security
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.
1 December 2020
During the past quarter, C4N-NIPN continued to promote and foster experience-sharing of progress through monthly webinars: The 4th webinar of 2020 focused on the policy question process, while the 5th webinar specifically discussed data quality practices, taking advantage of external advice from experts Jeff Leroy (IFPRI) and Elisa Dominguez (WHO), and of the country platforms contributing their experiences of ensuring data quality. The 6th webinar on investment studies and methods benefited from Niger’s recent experiences and the insights of William Knechtel and Mahamadou Kone, both from the SUN Secretariat. The webinars will be uploaded on the NIPN website.
7 November 2020
In a virtual session called ‘Better nutrition policy through better use of data’, Guatemala’s Secretary of the High Authority for Food and Nutrition Security discussed progress of implementing the multisectoral information platform at decentralized level, while the NIPN Coordinator from Niger’s National Bureau of Statistics presented the results from the nutrition multisectoral analysis, and discussed how findings have been used to elaborate the national government road map for nutrition. How data can support decision making in food fortification policies and programmes was presented by the Food Fortification Advisory Service (2FAS). This virtual session was co-organized by the C4N-NIPN global support and 2FAS, supported by European Union.