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Zambia

In December 2010, the Republic of Zambia joined the SUN Movement with a letter of commitment from the Minister of Health. Multistakeholder engagement for nutrition in the country quickly began and by 2015, business and civil society networks had established as well as a Nutrition Cooperating Partners Forum. Today, Zambia has a strong SUN Business Network which is well engaged across different stakeholder groups. Furthermore, the World Food Programme and the National Food and Nutrition Commission are co-convenors of the network, an added testament to the networks multistakholder nature.

Last updated: January 2019

77 members

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Namaya Mbikusita-Lewanika

SUN Business Network Coordinator

World Food Programme (WFP)

Terms of Reference

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

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40%

Under Five Stunting

6.3%

Under Five Wasting

6.2%

Under Five Overweight

Network Strategy

The SBN Zambia vision is to serve as a key coordinating platform that enables private sector to sustainably contribute to improving nutrition. The purpose is to strengthen the private sector’s contribution towards improving nutrition for Zambian consumers.

View the SBN Zambia Strategy 2018 - 2020

Current Network Priorities

  • Launch and rollout of the Good Food Logo initiative alongside the healthy diet campaign
  • Expansion of the network beyond Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city
  • Technical assistance to private sector and government to increase supply and demand of nutritious foods

Examples of multistakeholder/multisectoral partnerships

  • SBN Zambia is co-convened by World Food Programme and the National Food & Nutrition Commission
  • Zambia Bureau of Standards is working with SBN to administer the Good Food Logo
  • DSM provide technical support to SBN by periodically attaching volunteer consultant to strengthen network initiatives