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.
26 August 2020
NIPN country teams are using online seminar sessions to inform each other of their approaches in implementing NIPN, and to discuss their experiences in meeting challenges and achieving results. In the seminars, NIPN country teams provide in-depth background, practices, and experiences from several countries on a given theme. For example, the Ivory Coast and Guatemala have presented on use of evidence generated by NIPN to influence policies, Lao PDR and Ethiopia on capacity needs assessment and capacity development, and Niger, Burkina Faso, and Uganda on policy question formulation. Online seminars are available here.
12 February 2020
NIPN teams from Burkina Faso, Niger & Côte d’Ivoire presented their work and exchanged their experience with partners from West Africa during the Nutrition Data Forum held in Dakar 11th and 12th of February 2020. C4N NIPN team has responded to the call for partnership launched by Transform Nutrition with IFRPI, Datadent, Countdown to 2030, UNICEF, USAID, Alive & Thrive, CEDEAO, WHO, EU, GIZ. Lots of experience sharing across the data value chain, from data collection, management, analysis, communication to decision making. Calls to action and presentations can be shared upon request to C4N NIPN team.