07 December 2023

SUN II Newsletter, December 2023

We are thrilled to share the remarkable progress made through the Scaling Up Nutrition Phase II (SUN-II) Programme, as communities embrace a lifestyle that prioritises nutrition for their households. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), is supporting 17 districts through the SUN-II programme, which is jointly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Irish Aid and the European Union (EU). UNICEF signed agreements with SIDA and FCDO in 2019, with the EU in 2020, and with KfW and Irish AID in 2021. The SUN-II programme focuses on the multisectoral approach for maximising nutrition impact involving health, WASH, agriculture (including livestock and fisheries) and food security, Early Childhood Development (ECD) and social protection. Gender, Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and governance issues are cross-cutting parameters across all sectors and are applied at all stages ranging from programme planning, implementation, service delivery, and monitoring and evaluation. Building on the experience from the First 1,000 Most Critical Days Programme (MCDP-I), the MCDP II programme brings these sectors together through enhanced coordination at national, provincial, district and ward level. Under the leadership of the National Food and Nutrition Commission. We extend our deepest gratitude to our cooperating partners, volunteers, and all those involved in making the SUN-II Programme a resounding success. Together, we are transforming lives, nourishing communities, and building a healthier future. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we hope you find inspiration in the stories shared within this newsletter.