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 2020

25 members

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Manilay Vanphavong

SUN Business Network Coordinator

World Food Programme (WFP)

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

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Network Strategy

The SUN Business Network Lao PDR Strategy for 2018-2022 was developed, approved and endorsed by key stakeholders, including representatives from the National Nutrition Committee Secretariat, the World Food Programme, the European Union, UNICEF, Population Services International (PSI) and Save the Children.

View the SBN Lao PDR Strategy 2018-2022

Current Network Priorities

  • Establish Business Network & Community Profile
  • Promote Improved Nutrition / Health Initiatives in the Workplace
  • Support Development of & Availability of Nutritious Foods / Fortified Products
  • Increase Nutrition Awareness, Demand and Nutrition Policy Perception

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