SUN Global Gathering 2015

The SUN Global Gathering 2015 was attended by over 500 participants from 55 SUN Countries and Networks to celebrate the Movements progress in scaling up nutrition and plan the way forward in the new SUN strategy and roadmap for 2016-2020.

One in three people are affected by malnutrition in nearly every country world-wide. It is a global crisis but progress is being made: throughout the course of 2014-15 many SUN countries reported significant progress in reducing stunting including Benin Cambodia, Ethiopia Ghana Guinea-Bissau Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Working in partnership with multiple stakeholders, from civil society, United Nations agencies, donors, academia and business, is the way forward towards defeating malnutrition.

The SUN Business Network (SBN) has made significant progress in the last year:

  • The network has grown to over 164 companies, 44 multinationals; 120 national companies
  • Commitments to reach over 166 million consumers, 1.2m employees, each year, by 2020
  • 11 SUN Countries are now developing national SUN Business Networks
  • Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Zambia
  • A further 29 countries have requested support from the network.

SBN Advisory Group Members,  Monica Musonda (CEO, Javafood, Zambia) and Marc Van Ameringen (Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Axton Salim (Advisory Group Co-chair and Director, Indofood, Indonesia) and Ertharin Cousin (Executive Director, WFP) welcomed the progress of the Network and emphasised the importance of business in nutrition. Monica Musonda called on the Movement to work with business- ‘we need more Business Networks to scale up nutrition’- stressing that efforts should focus on advocating the role of business, and the potential impact business can have in nutrition and in support of the new SUN 2.0 strategy.

The Network also led a workshop on ‘Scaling Up Food Fortification in SUN Countries with Business’, well attended by over 80 participants from various sectors. The session took forward the Arusha Declaration following the Summit in Tanzania, focusing on how to effectively engage business in fortification, particularly suggesting import taxes/duties on fortificants as a key SBN priority.

The Global Gathering presented much conversation and demand for the role of business and its value to the SUN Movement, particularly with consumer demand creation and fortification emerging as two top priorities for the new SUN 2.0 period (2016-2020). Moving forward, SBN is developing best practice on business engagement as well as technical support for countries.

SUN Global Gathering 2015

The SUN Global Gathering 2015 was attended by over 500 participants from 55 SUN Countries and Networks to celebrate the Movements progress in scaling up nutrition and plan the way forward in the new SUN strategy and roadmap for 2016-2020.

One in three people are affected by malnutrition in nearly every country world-wide. It is a global crisis but progress is being made: throughout the course of 2014-15 many SUN countries reported significant progress in reducing stunting including Benin Cambodia, Ethiopia Ghana Guinea-Bissau Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Working in partnership with multiple stakeholders, from civil society, United Nations agencies, donors, academia and business, is the way forward towards defeating malnutrition.

The SUN Business Network (SBN) has made significant progress in the last year:

  • The network has grown to over 164 companies, 44 multinationals; 120 national companies
  • Commitments to reach over 166 million consumers, 1.2m employees, each year, by 2020
  • 11 SUN Countries are now developing national SUN Business Networks
  • Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Zambia
  • A further 29 countries have requested support from the network.

SBN Advisory Group Members,  Monica Musonda (CEO, Javafood, Zambia) and Marc Van Ameringen (Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Axton Salim (Advisory Group Co-chair and Director, Indofood, Indonesia) and Ertharin Cousin (Executive Director, WFP) welcomed the progress of the Network and emphasised the importance of business in nutrition. Monica Musonda called on the Movement to work with business- ‘we need more Business Networks to scale up nutrition’- stressing that efforts should focus on advocating the role of business, and the potential impact business can have in nutrition and in support of the new SUN 2.0 strategy.

The Network also led a workshop on ‘Scaling Up Food Fortification in SUN Countries with Business’, well attended by over 80 participants from various sectors. The session took forward the Arusha Declaration following the Summit in Tanzania, focusing on how to effectively engage business in fortification, particularly suggesting import taxes/duties on fortificants as a key SBN priority.

The Global Gathering presented much conversation and demand for the role of business and its value to the SUN Movement, particularly with consumer demand creation and fortification emerging as two top priorities for the new SUN 2.0 period (2016-2020). Moving forward, SBN is developing best practice on business engagement as well as technical support for countries.

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