Updates from SUN Business Network Pakistan

September 2015

In series of planned interaction with private sector businesses on the establishment of SUN BN Pakistan, the first brain storming and awareness meeting was organized in Islamabad on October 24, 2014, by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms/SUN Focal Person, Government of Pakistan in collaboration with WFP, Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and GAIN. More than 80 representatives from national, multi – national, Trade Associations and Chamber of Commerce and Industry participated. The private sector business community showed commitments to join the SUN BN as well as to join hands with the public sector to work for the cause of SUN in Pakistan.

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Participants of Meeting held on October 24, 2014

SUN BN Pakistan started the engagement coordination with a wide range of the private sector businesses covering all stakeholders in supply chain. 26 private sector companies have so far joined the SUN BN Pakistan. These companies are from fast moving consumer group, pharmaceutical, salt, confectionary, rice, flour, food commodities, plastics, packaging, agriculture, consumer services and logistics. Geographically, these partners are from different cities of Pakistan, i.e., Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Attock, Haripur and Rahim Yar Khan. There are more than 25 companies which are in process of decision making to join the SUN BN Pakistan.

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SUN BN Pakistan is expected to support private sector businesses to develop and incorporate combination of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive plans in their business operations and in accordance with the Pakistan’s vision for addressing the malnutrition. Business engagement strategy has been drafted for endorsement by the private sector businesses who will lead the SBN Pakistan and implement it and the business engagement strategy would be linked with vision of Government of Pakistan and global business network.

Updates from SUN Business Network Pakistan

September 2015

In series of planned interaction with private sector businesses on the establishment of SUN BN Pakistan, the first brain storming and awareness meeting was organized in Islamabad on October 24, 2014, by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms/SUN Focal Person, Government of Pakistan in collaboration with WFP, Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and GAIN. More than 80 representatives from national, multi – national, Trade Associations and Chamber of Commerce and Industry participated. The private sector business community showed commitments to join the SUN BN as well as to join hands with the public sector to work for the cause of SUN in Pakistan.

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Participants of Meeting held on October 24, 2014

SUN BN Pakistan started the engagement coordination with a wide range of the private sector businesses covering all stakeholders in supply chain. 26 private sector companies have so far joined the SUN BN Pakistan. These companies are from fast moving consumer group, pharmaceutical, salt, confectionary, rice, flour, food commodities, plastics, packaging, agriculture, consumer services and logistics. Geographically, these partners are from different cities of Pakistan, i.e., Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Attock, Haripur and Rahim Yar Khan. There are more than 25 companies which are in process of decision making to join the SUN BN Pakistan.

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SUN BN Pakistan is expected to support private sector businesses to develop and incorporate combination of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive plans in their business operations and in accordance with the Pakistan’s vision for addressing the malnutrition. Business engagement strategy has been drafted for endorsement by the private sector businesses who will lead the SBN Pakistan and implement it and the business engagement strategy would be linked with vision of Government of Pakistan and global business network.

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