As part of efforts to deliver the Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems (PINNS), project, a 4-day PINNS Project Strategy Workshop has been organized by the Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN).
The workshop which took place in Abuja was to improve understanding of the PINNS project, develop detailed implementation plan for the PINNS project and to develop the PINNS strategic Communication Plan.
The project being implemented by CS-SUNN is designed to strengthen the Nigeria Nutrition Systems to be more Result-driven, Effective, Serviceable, Efficient and Transparent (RESET) in delivering on their mandate and to hold government accountable on commitments made to allocate, release and transparently use funds for implementation of high impact Nutrition interventions in Nigeria through evidence-based advocacy.
Malnutrition in Nigeria is caused by several factors like the lack of food, improper feeding and caring practices, non functional economic and political structures, low education among women, etc.
Reducing and eradicating this scourge therefore requires a multi-sectoral approach.
The UNICEF’s Conceptual framework (UNICEF 2013) brings to fore the need for multi-actors, disciplines, sectors and systems.
.The PINNS project is being implemented in Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Niger and Nasarawa States.