CSO

SUN CSO Alliance Zambia

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Non-financial commitments
London 2013

1. Raise the profile of nutrition on the national agenda through awareness raising, constructive dialogue, advocacy with stakeholders including the government of the Republic of Zambia, cooperating partners, and the private sector.

2. Contribute to improved leadership and accountability in the fight against malnutrition in Zambia.

Reported progress

SUN CSO conducted a training for media houses on storytelling for nutrition, with the aim of improving and increasing nutrition reporting in Zambia.

SUN CSO made 319 media appearances (radio, TV, online) to discuss nutrition-related issues in order to increase awareness among the general public and policymakers.

SUN CSO engaged smallholder farmers and consumers on healthy diets to improve household food consumption.

SUN CSO made five appearances before the Zambia Parliament to make submissions to legislative change to improve nutrition in Zambia. Among the topics of the five appearances were included Strengthening Nutrition Sensitive Social Protection; Nutrition Budget Advocacy and Expenditure Tracking; the National Food and Nutrition Bill 2021; and the Food Safety Bill.

SUN CSO stopped malpractice by private sector companies that target children with unhealthy beverages like energy drinks and advised the government to put laws in place to prohibit such acts.

SUN CSO advised the government to address the food security situation in drought- and flood-affected areas and this resulted in the government taking food aid to the people affected.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course