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Development of advocacy strategy

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 26, 2015

GNC Logo Final_earth Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) is working on the development of the first Nutrition Cluster Advocacy Strategy following the inclusion of advocacy as Strategic Pillar for Nutrition Cluster in the GNC Strategic Plan 2014-2016. With the support of ACF GNC-CT have initiated a participatory process for the development of the advocacy strategy to ensure it is reflects …

Field Exchange 51 – Call for content

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 15, 2015

Dear Nutrition Cluster Coordinators and Cluster Partners, Field Exchange is an established tri-annual technical publication produced by the UK based charity, ENN. It is written by and for programmers working in nutrition-related programming in emergencies and high burden contexts worldwide, and by those working in related fields, such as policy development and research. Previous editions …

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Cluster Coordination Guidance for Country Offices Final Report

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 12, 2015

CC guidance The Cluster Coordination Guidance for Country Offices  stems from one of the outstanding recommendations of the Cluster Lead Agency Role in Humanitarian Action (CLARE) and is composed of a summary that highlights broad issues and a reference guide that provides more specific details. This document has been developed to assist UNICEF country offices to better …

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Nepal Nutriiton Cluster joint statement on IYCF

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: May 4, 2015

IYCF Following the earthquake in Nepal, Nutrition Cluster was activated together with other clusters. Nutrition Sub-Cluster produced joint statement on Infant and Young child feeding  and Cluster position on the Breast Milk Substitutes in emergencies (in English and Nepali).

Report of the GNC working meeting, 17-18 March

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: April 30, 2015

REport GNC The 2015 GNC Working (Face-to-Face) Meeting was held in Geneva on 17-18 March 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The final report of the meeting is now available online. The former SAG members and those new SAG members who were be elected before the GNC Working Meeting stayed for one additional day on Thursday, 19 March 2015 for …

SMART: Emergency Survey Support (ESS) Report by SMART Team at ACF-CA

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 19, 2015

logo The SMART team at ACF-CA has responded to inter-agency survey needs by providing technical and human resources to support in-country organizations who wish to undertake a SMART nutritional assessment in areas of high priority including humanitarian crises or high-risk nutrition situations with an absence of reliable data. A unique Terms of Reference is developed for …

New GNC RRT Anna Ziolkovska

Categories: News / RRT News / No CommentsPosted on: March 16, 2015

RRT As of 16 March 2015, the GNC has a new member of the Rapid Response Team, Information Management Officer seconded by UNICEF – Ms. Anna Ziolkovska. This position is also funded by ECHO (as all other RRT members) and this is the third IMO that we on our 6-member Rapid Response Team. Anna will be …

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Report of the Global Nutrition Cluster Scoping Mission to Ukraine, 2015

Categories: News / RRT News / No CommentsPosted on: March 16, 2015

Following the crisis in Ukraine, the cluster system was activated to facilitate the coordination of the humanitarian response better, and with the Nutrition cluster being part of the Food Security and Nutrition (FS&N Cluster) Cluster led by WFP and co-led by UNICEF. However, in January 2015, a Nutrition staff of UNCIEF office who was co-leading …

Ethiopia Cluster Coordination Performance Final Report, 2015

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 16, 2015

 The CCPM report provides the findings of the Cluster Performance Monitoring and allows the reporting of good practices, constraints and action points that will be identified and agreed upon by the cluster during the revision of the preliminary report. The Global Nutrition Cluster, led by Ayadil Saparbekov, supported facilitation of the process by managing the …

Open Review Of Coverage Methodologies: Coverage Monitoring Network: March 2015

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: March 11, 2015

In mid-2014, the Coverage Monitoring Network coordinated an independent, participatory review of the three (3) available coverage methodologies; Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC), Simplified LQAS Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SLEAC) and Simple Spatial Survey Method (S3M). The CMN commissioned this review in order to increase understanding, ownership and uptake of the different methodologies. The document was produced by …

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