News

This page provides information and updates on GNC and related activities as well as up to date information and links to country level humanitarian response. If you wish to submit something to include on this webpage, please send a description of the ‘news’ to gnc@unicef.org

2015 GNC Working Meeting: 17-18 March 2015

Categories: Events / GNC Meetings / News / No CommentsPosted on: December 5, 2014

The 2015 GNC Working (Face-to-Face) Meeting was held in Geneva on 17-18 March 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. 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 hand-over and induction. Over 30 people gathered for the GNC …

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Nomination of the new members for the GNC SAG

Categories: News / SAG news / No CommentsPosted on: December 5, 2014

Dear GNC members and Country Cluster Coordinators/Information Management Officers, As you know, our current Strategic Advisory Group’s (SAG) term concludes at the end of February 2015. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the SAG members for their hard work: Anne-Dominique Israel (ACF); Diane Holland (UNICEF); Britta Schumacher (WFP); Nicki Connell (SC-USA); Samson …

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Emergency Nutrition Network – Field Exchange – Syria Edition

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 26, 2014

NIE For sharing the link, click here: Dear colleagues, We are delighted to share with you the online special 48th edition of Field Exchange that documents programming experiences and learning on the nutrition response to the Syria crisis. We acknowledge the many people who have contributed to the edition, from writing articles, to reviewing them for colleagues, …

New GNC-ECHO funds to improve coordination

Categories: News / RRT News / No CommentsPosted on: November 14, 2014

echo UNICEF-EU partnership helps to improve coordination of life-saving nutrition interventions in large-scale emergencies around the world BRUSSELS/GENEVA, 30 October 2014 – The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) received a €2 million donation from the European Commission to ensure surge support to effectively coordinate nutrition interventions in large-scale emergencies and chronic crises. The GNC is an international …

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Launch of New and Improved SMART Website

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: November 12, 2014

logo The SMART (Standardised Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions) Methodology team at Action Against Hunger Canada is pleased to unveil a new and significantly improved website: www.smartmethodology.org.  Connecting everyone interested in SMART, the new website introduces important new features and technical information while retaining the essentials – all in a new easy to navigate website. SMART Technical …

RRT update – Issue 3

Categories: News / RRT News / No CommentsPosted on: November 6, 2014

RRT A new issue of the RRT update in available here.

Lessons learned from Nutrition Clusters – Ethiopia, Philippines, Somalia and Yemen

Categories: News / 2 CommentsPosted on: October 31, 2014

Capture GNC and national Nutrition Clusters undertook a lessons learned exercise, during which clusters prepared reports on their lessons learned by each cluster core function, accountability to affected population and cluster management arrangements. The reports look at clusters working arrangements around the key coordination functions while at the same time highlight the challenges clusters experience. The reports have …

Updated SMART methodology website

Categories: News / No CommentsPosted on: October 31, 2014

logo The SMART Methodology team at Action Against Hunger Canada is pleased to unveil a new and significantly improved website: www.smartmethodology.org.  Connecting everyone interested in SMART, the new website introduces important new features and technical information while retaining the essentials – all in a new easy to navigate website.  Did you notice the new SMART logo?  Tell …

Development of IM toolkit, IM training package and GNC advocacy strategy

Categories: IM/KM news / News / No CommentsPosted on: October 31, 2014

IMKM GNC has signed an agreement with ACF-UK for development of Information management (IM)  toolkit, IM training package and GNC advocacy strategy. This work is conducted for the GNC Strategic plan Pillars 1 and 4. The GNC Strategic plan 2014-2016 is available here. The GNC Work Plan 2014-2015 is available here. The GNC IM/KM strategy is available here.

Independent review of the surge support provided by the GNC to National Coordination Platforms

Categories: News / RRT News / No CommentsPosted on: October 31, 2014

RRT The Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) has commissioned an independent review of the surge support provided by the GNC to National Coordination Platforms. The primary focus is on the Rapid Response Team (RRT) mechanism but the evaluation will also consider the in-country support provided by the core team of the GNC as well.  In 2013, the …

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