By Alusine Sesay
The Sierra Leone National Secretariat on Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), a global initiative to end malnutrition across the world, last Friday conducted a self-assessment workshop, as part of putting together its annual report on progress made so far.
SUN is a multi-stakeholder movement which aims to reduce hunger and under-nutrition, and to contribute to the realization of all the Millennium Development Goals with specific focus on the criteria window of opportunity between pregnancy and age two.
According to the Secretariat, housed within the vice presidency, the movement was launched in Sierra Leone in October 2012 with government and partners making positive strides to put the movement on a firm foundation.
The workshop was conducted to assess four main processes, bringing people in the same space, coherence policy and legal framework, common results framework for national planning and financial tracking and resource mobilization.
2014 is the first year the SUN movement is inviting all multi-stakeholder platforms to organize self-assessment workshops in order to contribute to the annual reporting on progress made. The monitoring of national progress forms part of the monitoring routine of all SUN country platforms.