What We Do


The GNC collective exists to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of crisis affected populations by enabling coordination mechanisms to achieve timely, quality, and appropriate nutrition response to effectively and accountably meet the needs of people affected by humanitarian crises.

The GNC 2017-2010 GNC Strategy 2017-2020 (213 downloads)  and costed  2017-2018 Workplan (13 downloads) outline strategic priorities and concrete activities.

The GNC partners work together throughout the year on specific projects outlined in the Work Plan.

The GNC promotes and supports open communication among GNC partners and NCC at all times. GNC partners, NCC/IMO, RRT, SAG and the GNC-CT communicate primarily through regular phone calls, semi-annual meetings and a bi-weekly bulletin. All calls and meetings are documented and minutes and reports from these are available directly from the GNC-CT.

The GNC aims to conduct two face-to-face meetings a year: an Annual meeting and a working session. See tab above on ‘Events’ for more information and meeting minutes.

Strategic Priorities

The core of the GNC Strategy for 2017-2020 is focused on supporting three areas:

(i)      Providing operational support before, during and after humanitarian crises to national nutrition coordination platforms to ensure quality, timely and people-centred response at all stages of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC);

(ii)    Building the capacity of relevant nutrition stakeholders to coordinate a quality and timely response;

(iii)   Influencing and advocating (on behalf of affected populations and partners) for improved, integrated and coordinated nutrition responses during humanitarian crises.

Our on-going work

Global Nutrition Cluster Work Plans are developed every two years. The GNC costed work plan for 2017-2018 provides details on the activities of the GNC around the strategic priorities and supporting objectives.

Support during emergencies

The Global Nutrition Cluster responds to major emergencies when called upon to do so by a Humanitarian Coordinator and where the scale of the emergency is beyond the response capacity of national authorities.

The nature of support provided depends on the expressed needs of individual country clusters, global priorities and the availability of resources.

When the cluster approach is activated, the Global Nutrition Cluster provides ongoing technical support and capacity development, related to coordination, to country-level clusters and nutrition authorities. When existing nutrition sector or disaster management coordination mechanisms are already active, the Global Nutrition Cluster`s support focuses on ensuring sufficient capacity of these institutions and structures.

A Global Nutrition Cluster Annual Report that document progress and activities is available on the website.

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2 Responses to “What We Do”

  1. Sam A Mugisha says:

    Want to be a partner with you. What are the requirements for partnership?

    • Ayadil Saparbekov says:

      Dear Sam,

      Thank you for your interest. Please see the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on the right-hand side panel which describe how and what to do and what it takes to be a partner. Are you representing any agency?

      Thank you

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