The GNC works to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency affected populations by ensuring an appropriate response that is predictable, timely, effective and at scale. The GNC Strategic Plan and costed Work Plan 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.
The GNC’s Strategic Plan 2014-2016 sets out priorities and guides cluster activities. The Strategic Plan outlines priorities around four strategic areas:
1. Partnership, communication, advocacy, and resource mobilization
2. Capacity development in humanitarian coordination
3. Operational and Surge Support to Country Clusters
4. Information and Knowledge Management
Our on-going work
Global Nutrition Cluster Work Plans are developed every two years. The GNC costed work plan for 2014-2015 provides details on the activities of the GNC around the four strategic areas.
Progress on the GNC Work Plan 2016
The Work Plan has been costed and was launched to donors in July 2014. To download the Global Nutrition Cluster 2014-2015 Work Plan click here.
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 to document progress and activities will be available at the beginning of 2015.