In April 2011, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic joined the SUN Movement with a letter of commitment from the Minister of Health. By 2016, the Laos government began to mobilise support to liaise with the private sector and by 2018, with the support of the World Food Programme, the Lao PDR SUN Business Network was launched with a full time consultant, dedicated to getting the Network off the ground.

Last updated: January 2019

17 members

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Manilay Vanphavong

SUN Business Network Coordinator

World Food Programme (WFP)

Terms of Reference

Country Network Coordinators welcome enquiries about joining or engaging with the network

Contact Manilay


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Current Network Priorities

  • Grow and establish active membership base
  • Initiate and accelerate nutrition projects and commitments with SBN members
  • Engage with Chambers of Commerce

Examples of multistakeholder/multisectoral partnerships

  • Regular Facilitator’s Team Meetings at WFP office
  • SBN regularly invited to Chamber of Commerce meetings and events
  • SBN cooperation with National Nutrition Center