Transforming knowledge into action for Nutrition & Development
N4D helps governments and their partners reduce malnutrition through evidence-based, scaled up action from local to global levels. We support nutrition leaders to share, access and operationalise learning and influence decisions and actions from the bottom up.
THE NEW N4D PODCAST: THE POLITICS OF ENDING MALNUTRITION
Our podcast delivers a series of conversations with country and global decision makers who share their learning on what works, the challenges they face and the support they need to drive political change to end malnutrition.
EPISODE 6 – PART 3
National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN):
New 3-part podcast series covering NIPN’s creation, development and future, including global and country voices.
N4D has worked for a year with global and country-level actors on evaluating the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) – listen to their insights on using data for decision-making and how countries are leading the process.
Episode 6 Part 3:
Understanding NIPN. Conversations with Country Actors. Kenya.
Director Economic Management Unit. KIPPRA.
Isabella Kiplagat, PhD
Senior Policy Analyst. KIPPRA.
Mohamednur Abdi Duba
Communications Officer. KIPPRA.
NIPFN Project Manager. KNBS.
Snr Economist, Statistician & Analyst/Advisor to NIPFN. KNBS.
EPISODE 6 PART 3
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THE SIGNING OF THE YEMEN CALL TO ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO MALNUTRITION.
N4D recently helped develop, and facilitate the high level endorsement of, the Yemen Call to Action on Nutrition. This is part of our work with the SUN Yemen Secretariat and their partners to scale up multisectoral actions by both humanitarian and development actors to prevent and respond to malnutrition. During 2023, we are expanding our support to local actors to two additional protracted crisis contexts.
N4D´S VISIT TO NIGER AS PART OF OUR INDEPENDENT REVIEW
N4D directors, Carmel and Jeremy, recently visited Niger and Kenya to undertake country case studies as part of our independent review of the contribution of the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative. The main objective of NIPN is to strengthen country-led and country-owned platforms and the analysis of nutrition information to better inform multisectoral policies and programmes for improved nutrition.
THE GLOBAL NUTRITION CHALLENGE & SOLUTIONS
Malnutrition in all its forms is the leading cause of ill health and death in the world. A child dies of malnutrition every 11 seconds despite it being preventable. Malnutrition also has dire economic consequences. For example, malnutrition is responsible for an 11 percent loss of gross domestic product annually in Africa.
The 2022 Global Nutrition Report described a perfect storm of war in Ukraine, climate change and the ongoing impacts of Covid-19 as having reversed many gains made in nutrition, at a time when the world was already struggling to deliver the World Health Assembly’s global nutrition targets.
Preventing malnutrition improves health and saves lives. It also boosts economies and public services. Every dollar invested in reducing stunting generates an economic return of US$18 in high-burden countries.
N4D believes that with strong political leadership, adequate financial investments and proven technical solutions it is entirely possible to accelerate reductions in malnutrition.
The people most affected by malnutrition must be directly involved in the decisions and actions that affect their lives from local to global levels.
There is a need for a massive increase in investments in frontline service delivery capacities, especially in communities most at risk.
Businesses need to be incentivised to contribute to people’s access to healthy diets and nutrition.
Commitment to good nutrition must be a priority across government sectors and translated into policies, resources and service delivery.
Knowledge on the most effective and sustainable public, private and civil society actions needs to be more widely shared and accessible.
The global multilateral system must be strengthened to promote cooperation between countries and address drivers of malnutrition that cannot be dealt with by individual nations on their own.
N4D helps strengthen systems, from local to global levels, for capturing, sharing and using knowledge and learning in order to influence policies and actions for nutrition from the bottom up. We believe that the people, communities and countries most vulnerable to malnutrition must be at the forefront of decisions which affect their lives. Where needed, we will support them to tell their own stories about what is working and what is not and to ensure that local and national realities inform global learning, response and support systems.