What we do
Working to solve malnutrition requires coordination and teamwork. The SUN Civil Society Network, supported by the network secretariat, enables its members to build relationships, create plans, and share resources – so we can achieve more by taking action together.
Learning and networking
The size and scope of our network means we’re equipped to support learning and help SUN Civil Society Network members overcome their unique challenges.
In order to end malnutrition by 2030, we need to win the support of people in power. Our members are working with communities, media organisations and parliamentarians to campaign for change. The SUN CSN Secretariat is at hand to advise members on their campaigning activities if requested.
Obtaining funds is a major challenge for any non-profit organisation. This is particularly true for alliances in developing countries who are just starting out, or who are in need of extra funds.
While the SUN Civil Society Network does not generally provide funds to our alliances, we do help them to build and optimise fundraising strategies. We provide personal support, along with toolkits and resources that assist in attracting attention and raising funds.
One of our partners is Fundraising Radicals , who offer trainings on fundraising, the know-hows and the how-tos.
With so many diverse organisations in our network, governance structures are needed to keep everything working smoothly. Each alliance in our network receives support from two governing bodies: the steering group and the secretariat.
This governance helps ensure alliances remain accountable and are aligned with the ethical principles of the network and the SUN principles of engagement.
At both global and national level, the SUN Civil Society Network works hard to advocate for increased spending on nutrition as well as working hard to improve nutrition situations in key thematic areas.