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Climate change takes centre stage at the UN Food Systems Summit

More than 150 countries and key stakeholders came together yesterday to commit to transforming food systems, combatting biodiversity loss and tackling global hunger.   The first ever United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS) brought together world leaders, members of civil society, youth activists, and representatives from indigenous populations along with donors, academics, and members of the private sector […]

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A SUN Movement Call to Action for Nutrition ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

A multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach to nutrition must be front and centre in food systems transformations *Originally published on the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement website.* The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September was called for by the UN Secretary General in recognition that current food systems are failing people and the planet alike. […]

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Message of solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

At the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network we are deeply concerned with the news from Afghanistan and the worrying reports of severe hunger crisis due to extreme drought. Even before the Taliban advancement, Afghanistan had one of the world’s highest rates of stunting in children under-5 years old; 40.9% are stunted and 9.5% are […]

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World Breastfeeding Week: Kyrgyzstan are on a mission to protect breastfeeding

In 2019, the Ministry of Health in Kyrgyzstan created a working group to revise the Law “On the Protection of Breastfeeding”, the working group included representatives of CSA SUN Kyrgyzstan, who contributed to the development of proposals for the draft of the Law. In the same year, UNICEF arranged a visit from David Clark, a […]

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World Breastfeeding Week: SUN CSA Cambodia investigators violators of the code

In Cambodia, the code for producers of breast milk substitutes was put in place in 2005. However, for the next decade there was little to no enforcement and when surveyed, only 27% of officials actually knew the details of the code. Despite widespread violations, there was no reporting and no enforcement recognition in place. To combat these […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2021: Zimbabwe changes Parliament for the better

With more women parliamentarians than ever before, it is crucial that facilities are available for women to adequately nourish their child during its first 1000 days. In Zimbabwe, Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care chairperson Dr Ruth Labode said “We now have more young female legislators in Parliament who have children and are breastfeeding.” It […]

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5 things we learnt from the 2020 Civil Society Annual Survey

Our membership is huge! With civil society presence in nearly 50 countries, we always knew we were a large network. But after gathering the data from this year’s Annual Survey we have discovered that we have an incredible 4212 member organisations in the Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN)!1 This number has increased […]

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ADN Juvenil Perú trabaja en procesos de incidencia a favor de la Nutrición en 8 regiones del país

Líderes de colectivos de jóvenes de 8 regiones del país formaron la plataforma ADN Juvenil Perú que busca contribuir en la lucha contra todas las formas de malnutrición colocando el tema en la agenda de las autoridades regionales. Para ello desarrollan acciones de activismo e incidencia política como vigilancia colaborativa, seguimiento del presupuesto público destinado […]

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The SUN Civil Society Network launches its new 5-year strategy!

Why do we need a new CSN strategy? The Civil Society Network 3.0 strategy (2021-2025) constitutes an essential guide to rally all civil society members’ collective efforts behind a strong mission and vision. The CSN 3.0 strategy was designed for the Network by the Network, in alignment with the overall SUN Movement 3.0 strategy. As such, the […]

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SUN PfSl: International Women’s Day Program – 2021

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th of March every year. As an organization that works for the improvement of the nutritional status of the community, SUN PF also joins with various programs for Women’s Day every year. This is primarily because proper nutrition of women contributes to the nutritional wellbeing of the entire population […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Dilka Rashmi Peiris

 Project Director Scaling Up Nutrition People’s Forum, former SUN CSA focal person for Sri Lanka My work in nutrition I was really drawn to nutrition as it has a multi-sectoral approach. Women play a key role in implementing nutrition policies, both in the family and in society as a whole, and contributing to the health and […]

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Meet the Women of the CSN: Paula Escobar Gutiérrez

Directora ejecutiva, Fundación Éxito, Colombia Mi trabajo en nutrición Ponemos a disposición de la red de de la Sociedad Civil de América Latina y el Caribe nuestra experiencia y conocimientos en el campo de la nutrición infantil y la búsqueda de soluciones integrales para la primera infancia con mayor vulnerabilidad en Colombia, a través de […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Anayat Sidhu

Youth Leader for Nutrition, Canada My work in nutrition I cannot overemphasize enough my enthusiasm for being a part of the YL4N program. To be able to engage with individuals that I greatly admire every day is a true honour. Additionally, the chance to learn from others is what I highly value. To be able […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Duong Vu

Duong Vu, Vietnam Program Manager for Alive and Thrive (A&T) My work in nutrition I am Duong Vu. I work at Alive & Thrive Southeast Asia. As a core member of SUN CSN Vietnam, I supported the strategy development and policy advocacy. There are two recent policy wins that we all are very proud of. […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Georgine Obwana

Program Officer, Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition Uganda (CISANU) My work in nutrition First of all I am the Program Officer – Networking and Institutional Development for Civil Society Alliance for Nutrition Uganda (CISANU).  CISANU is the Civil Society Alliance (CSA) in Uganda formed through a coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and academia. Under […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Victoria Squire

Former National Coordinator, Civil Society Platform Sierra Leone. My work in nutrition I am Victoria Squire, a Seasoned Integrated development project manager, expert facilitator, change agent and accomplished leader with a solid 8 years’ experience managing nutrition and health projects including during emergencies and in the development phase.  I am also knowledgeable about Scaling Up […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Carmen Torres

Programme Development Manager Sustainable Food, Hivos Latin America San José, Costa Rica My work in nutrition I am part of the SUN Movement Civil Society Network (CSN) in Latin America and the Caribbean. I have been actively involved in developing the CSN in Costa Rica and I am one of the SUN CSN regional coordinators […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Jane Napais Lankisa

Youth Leader for Nutrition, Kenya My work in nutrition I am a global youth leader for nutrition under the SUN youth leaders program.  My work revolves around nutrition advocacy with a specific interest in adolescent nutrition. Based in Kenya, I champion for optimum nutrition among young people and children by extension. My passion for nutrition […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Funmi Akinyele, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Food Basket Foundation International (FBFI) My work in nutrition My father, late Professor Isaac Olaolu Akinyele, was the founding Chairman of the Nigerian CSA, the Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) when it was unofficially established in 2013. Unfortunately, he died shortly after that in February 2014. After I returned […]

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Meet the women of the CSN: Florence Sibomana

Youth Leader for Nutrition, Rwanda My work in nutrition I am a Youth Leader for Nutrition from Rwanda and I initiated the Youth Powered Nutrition project which aims at equipping young people with knowledge and skills on nutrition advocacy to ensure behaviour change towards healthy lifestyles. I decided to work in the nutrition sphere because […]

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