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The Youth: Secret Ingredient for a Sustainable Food System

Food and Nutrition Youth Network (FNYN) Philippines Launched By: Rose Jade Eugenie Delgado SUN Youth Leader for Nutrition & FNYN Philippines Convenor  In the recipe of shaping a more sustainable food system, we need: a cup of policy changes by governments, a pinch of investment and innovation from businesses and the private sector, a dash of advocacy from Civil Society Organizations, a […]

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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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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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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: 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: Emilita Monville Oro

Acting Asia Regional Director and concurrent Country Director for Philippines International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) My work in nutrition I got engaged with the SUN Movement through involvement of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), as one of the founding members of PHILCAN, Philippine Coalition of Advocates for Nutrition Security, Inc. Subsequently, PHILCAN […]

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Prioritising Youth Voices During the Year of Action for Nutrition for Growth

2021: A year overflowing with opportunities   It’s 2021, and although very little may have changed so far in comparison to 2020 (come on, vaccines!), there has already been a huge shift: it is now officially the Year of Action for Nutrition.   Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in devastating losses to the decades of progress on […]

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FAMILY MUAC PROJECT 2020 – SUN POOLED FUND Afghanistan

By Alison Farnham MA, MMedSci, Nutritionist and SUN Pooled Fund Project Consultant, Action for Development Background Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Since the Soviet invasion in 1979, the country has suffered through more than four decades of conflicts that have taken an incalculable toll on the country’s economic infrastructure and […]

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Nutrition Can’t Wait: Setting the agenda for adolescent nutrition in the context of COVID-19 and beyond.

Written by Irshad Danish and Jigyasa Nawani from Nutrition International, this blog talks about their previous Adolescent Nutrition webinar and what came out of it. You can read the full piece here > https://scalingupnutrition.org/news/nutrition-cant-wait-setting-the-agenda-for-adolescent-nutrition-in-the-context-of-covid-19-and-beyond/ “While adolescents form one-sixth of the world’s population, adolescent nutrition remains an underrated agenda in most countries. With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting most health and […]

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Joint INGO Statement on Yemen 14th September

Joint INGO Statement on Yemen – 75th session of the UN General Assembly September 2020 We are now sleepwalking towards a seventh year of war, and the people of Yemen can only surmise that the world has forgotten them. The UN Secretary General called in March for a global ceasefire tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Nutrition Can’t Wait: Asia Coordination Group Launch Advocacy Campaign

By: Irshad Danish, Nutrition International and Alison Farnham MA, MMedSci, Action for Development Background Nutrition Can’t Wait – The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. Low and lower middle-income countries are more affected. Their existing poor development indicators and fragile […]

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Hunger crisis beckons as Covid-19 causes food prices to soar in Afghanistan

Covid-19 means hunger to Afghans as more than 50% of the population live below the poverty line. Although the country is officially in lock down, many people are forced to choose between staying home hungry or venturing outside to find work, risking infection.   Initially, food prices soared up to 70% for common staples largely because […]

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Asia Regional Group unites – all for one, one for all!

Blog by May Thukha Soe, Co Chair of SUN CSA Myanmar. “This July, Civil Society Alliances (CSAs) across the Asia region – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines – gathered in the beautiful city of Kathmandu, Nepal for the SUN Civil Society Network Asia Learning Exchange. “ The objective of the […]

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13 reasons to be cheerful in 2019

In the UK, 2018 all went a bit Pete Tong. The government said “Thank u, next” to a whole host of Cabinet members. Some of us panicked about the lack of C with our KF. And after hopes were raised, English football fans found it wasn’t coming home after all. Then when I came back […]

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What makes a great leader?

Keep reading and you’ll find out right here… Last week I was in Washington D.C. for the kick-off of our Youth Leaders for Nutrition Programme. This is a 3-year programme that aims to empower young people, primarily from countries with high rates of malnutrition, to become leaders in the campaign to end malnutrition. The programme, […]

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Our nutrition, our future: hear young people speak out about malnutrition

Having never travelled to Asia before, I jumped at the opportunity to support the ‘Our Nutrition, Our Future’ project in Sylhet, Bangladesh. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the importance of adolescent nutrition among policy-makers, government ministers, programme designers and donors. We carried out five workshops, focussing on child participation with […]

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