Nutrition

Meeting of the 3 ANI Scaling-up countries on mapping of stakeholders and nutrition actions

27 - 28 February 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Scope and purpose

The Accelerating Nutrition Improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa (ANI) Project was launched in March 2013 supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD). ANI aims to support eleven Sub-Saharan African countries1 to strengthen nutrition surveillance systems, conduct surveys in four of those eleven countries (i.e. Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe) to establish a baseline for key indicators, and scale-up evidence-informed nutrition actions in three of the eleven countries (i.e. Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda).

As part of the regional and global components of the ANI project, WHO is committed to help three scaling-up countries to develop stakeholder and nutrition action implementation mapping, in collaboration with REACH. Description of actual implementation modalities of nutrition interventions is important to identify effective (as well as ineffective) practices and thus help maximizing the impact of the actions being implemented. Availability of information on the implementing agencies/partners, the coverage, and possibly about the quality of the services provided is an important tool for planning and scaling-up effective actions in countries.

The meeting is a brainstorming meeting of the country teams of the three scaling-up countries (i.e. Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda) and their concerned partners in each of their countries. The aim of the meeting is to review and discuss the on-going work related to mapping of the stakeholders and nutrition actions, including the coverage of those actions, being implemented in each country.

It is expected that through the review and brainstorming discussions at the meeting, a common framework and approach will be formulated and agreed for the countries to follow in further undertaking the development of a mapping system to monitor stakeholders and nutrition intervention programmes being implemented and their coverage. It is also expected that these work and experiences of the three countries will contribute to the on-going global and regional efforts in undertaking and harmonization of the mapping work.

Objective

Review the on-going work related to mapping of the stakeholders and nutrition actions, including the coverage of those actions, being implemented in 3 scaling-up countries of the ANI project (i.e. Etiopia, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda)

Expected outcomes

  • Formulate and agree on a common framework and approach to be used in further undertaking the mapping work
  • Develop and set up effective mapping system to monitor nutrition actions being implemented in 3 scaling-up countries
  • The work and experiences of the 3 countries to contribute to the on-going global and regional efforts in undertaking and harmonizing the mapping work

1 These include Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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