About our network
The SUN Civil Society Network is comprised of over 4500 local and international organisations, including human rights defenders, community organisations, women’s groups, small farmers, research entities, child rights organisations, and more. Most of these organisations are members of our country alliances. We also support 20 Youth Leaders for Nutrition to create change in their own communities and advocate at global forums.
The SUN Civil Society Network secretariat, which is currently hosted by the Save the Children UK, coordinates the network. Local and regional members are also supported by their country SUN Civil Society Alliances and regional groups.
Local member organisations & SUN Civil Society Alliances (CSAs)
Local members are civil society organisations, including human rights defenders, community organisations, women’s groups, small farmers, research entities, child rights organisations that operate within a specific country. They are encouraged to join their national country SUN Civil Society Alliance (CSA).
In 20 countries, primarily those with high rates of malnutrition, Youth Leaders are supported by their CSAs to campaign for an end to malnutrition in their local communities and globally.
International member organisations
International member organisations include NGOs, research institutes and other civil society organisations that work in several different countries. They may be part of country SUN Civil Society Alliances or they may collaborate with them on different initiatives.
To facilitate collaboration between country alliances, we have four regional groups covering West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. They organise events and connect members in nearby countries.