ADVOCACY FOR IMPROVED NUTRITION
CISP is taking part as an implementing partner in the EU SHARE Nutrition Program looking to contribute towards the nutritional well-being of deprived children & women in Kenya. The Nutrition Program covers 9 counties, including Kilifi, Kitui and Kwale that CISP will focus on to provide context specific evidence and knowledge to guide interventions and strategies in nutrition, and supporting planning and coordination around nutrition and other related sectors for improved nutrition coordination.
To contribute to strengthening community resilience to handle shocks and stress of the most deprived populations (women and children) in Kilifi, Kitui and Kwale counties.
To promote advocacy for appropriate nutrition at the county level. This will be through enhancing capacities of decision makers and stakeholders to generate and apply evidence in programme policy and strategies; as well as enhancing coordination and feedback mechanism at county level.
The project is being implemented in 3 counties of Kilifi, Kitui and Kwale. The three counties were in the top 12 counties in the County Child Deprivation Index (2013).
This is an EU funded project through UNICEF. The partners include:
The county governments of Kilifi, Kitui and Kwale, the International Medical Corps (IMC) and Population Services Kenya (PSK).
TARGET GROUP (S)
Children under 5 in the three counties (82,884 in Kwale, 101,471 in Kilifi, and 90,982 in Kitui),
Women of reproductive age and men who are community members
The County Health Management Team (CHMT)
Other County Authorities (County Executive Committee members and Members of the County Assembly)
Civil Society organizations and other key stakeholders in nutrition.
- Generating research on the bottlenecks around nutrition and the enabling environment.
- Work with the counties to pick priority areas around the research findings to focus on advocacy capacity building and engagement on relevant policy and budgeting.
- Supporting the development and implementation of county nutrition advocacy strategies.
- Supporting finalization of county nutrition action plans that are costed for better nutrition advocacy and planning.
- Coordinate with County Authorities and CSOs to strengthen community feedback mechanisms.
- Supporting CSOs and health ministry to monitor and report on nutrition budget expenditure at the county level.
- Supporting inter-sectoral planning, budgeting and coordination between health, nutrition, food security and WASH sectors.
County Authorities’ and CSOs’ capacities enhanced to generate and apply evidence to policies and strategies
Strengthened county nutrition systems through enhanced coordination, management and community feedback mechanism.
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