National Information Platform for Food Security and Nutrition

Food Security & Nutrition

The National Information Platform for Food Security and Nutrition (NIPFN) is an initiative of the European Union with support from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. NIPFN is a country-led and country-owned platform, to facilitate multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder dialogue on nutrition. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) are the two State Corporations mandated by the Government of Kenya to implement the project.

About NIPFN
National Information Platform for Food Security and Nutrition (NIPFN) supports the use of existing information and data to develop or refine policies and programmes. In Kenya, the initiative seeks to strengthen national capacity to manage and analyse information and data from all sectors that have an influence on nutrition, such as
  • Ministry of Health,
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,
  • Ministry of Education, Science and Technology,
  • Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation,
  • Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services,
  • UN agencies, NGOs and others.
The project wishes to achieve three main key results:
  1. Create capacity within national institutions to operate and maintain a National Information Platform for Food Security and Nutrition.
  2. Strengthen capacity to track progress in meeting national objectives to prevent undernutrition and monitor nutrition investments.
  3. Build the capacity of national policymakers and programme planners to make better use of evidence in designing and implementing nutrition-related policies.
The initiative will assist in the dissemination and use of information, to better inform the strategic decisions to prevent undernutrition and its consequences.

Objectives

The proposed Kenya approach seeks to achieve three main results:

Create capacity within national institutions to operate and maintain a National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition.

Strengthen capacity to track progress in meeting national objectives to prevent undernutrition and monitor nutrition investments.

Build the capacity of national policy makers and programme planners to make better use of evidence in designing and implementing nutrition-related

Background

The National Information Platform for Food Security and Nutrition (NIPFN) is an initiative of the European Commission with support from the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Kenyan NIPFN is part of a larger initiative that are members of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement in the following countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Laos, Niger, Uganda, Guatemala, and Ivory Coast. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) are the two State Corporations mandated by the Government of Kenya to implement the project.

NIPFN Kenya

The National Information Platforms for Food Security and Nutrition (NIPFN) is a country-led and country-owned platform, to facilitate multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder dialogue on nutrition. NIPFN supports the use of existing information and data to develop or refine policies and programmes. In Kenya, the initiative seeks to strengthen national capacity to manage and analyse information and data from all sectors that have an influence on nutrition, such as: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, UN agencies, NGOs and others. The initiative will assist in the dissemination and use of information, to better inform the strategic decisions to prevent undernutrition and its consequences.

 

NIPN Approach

About NIPN -mother partner TO NIPFN

A National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) is rooted within existing institutions and national multisectoral coordination systems for nutrition. From the analysis of available and shared data, it generates evidence that is used by (sub-)national stakeholders for developing policy, designing programmes and allocating investments, through the NIPN operational cycle consisting of three elements that constantly revolve and feed into each other:

  • Question formulation based on government priorities;
  • Analysis of data to inform the questions;
  • Communication of the findings back to government.

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