Support to the SUN Movement as a Global Nutrition Convenor

Reporting Organization:UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,000,000
Timeframe: March 28, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 1,145,800.00 (57.29%)

Southeast Asia - $ 166,600.00 (8.33%)

North Africa - $ 154,200.00 (7.71%)

South America - $ 139,200.00 (6.96%)

South Asia - $ 136,400.00 (6.82%)

East Asia - $ 121,200.00 (6.06%)

Central Asia - $ 75,800.00 (3.79%)

Central America - $ 60,800.00 (3.04%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (100 %)

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The project aims to better support the health of women and girls in developing countries and to advocate for the importance of more gender-responsive nutrition policies. Launched in 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a renewed effort to eliminate malnutrition based on the principle that everyone has a right to food and good nutrition. There are 60 SUN countries and 3 Indian States working towards the elimination of hunger and malnutrition. Project activities contribute to: (1) promoting a comprehensive approach to the empowerment of women and girls; (2) advocating for an increased international investment in key gap areas such as nutrition; and (3) reaching the most vulnerable with effective nutrition interventions. Global Affairs Canada contributes funding to the SUN Movement Secretariat and the SUN Movement Pooled Fund. The SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) coordinates member action on nutrition, including advocating for more gender responsive nutrition policies and strengthening country capacity. The SUN Movement Pooled Fund is a source of small grants (in the range of USD $100,000 to USD $150,000 per year) that supports strengthening civil society associations’ participation in national multi-stakeholder platforms to scale up nutrition plans. The Canadian contribution aims to support up to 10 of these small grants for SUN countries.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Children, girls
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased capacity of SUN movement stewardship to fulfill their responsibilities to guide the movement; (2) better coordinated contribution of all SUN Movement stakeholders to the broader development agenda to improve its coherence and relevance for nutrition; (3) increased attention by all SUN Countries to the most vulnerable populations, including women and girls, in the policy and budget management cycle; and (4) increased use by all SUN Countries of peer-to-peer exchange on issues related to challenges and opportunities.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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