• Request support for nutrition coordination, information management and nutrition in emergencies

  • التماس الدعم لتنسيق التغذية وإدارة المعلومات والتغذية في حالات الطوارئ

  • Buscar apoyo para la coordinación de la nutrición, la gestión de la información y la nutrición en situaciones de emergencia

  • Demander un appui pour la coordination de la nutrition, la gestion de l'information et la nutrition dans les situations d'urgence

  • Solicite apoio para coordenação em nutrição, gestão de informação e nutrição em emergências

East Africa

The GNC Technical Alliance provided in-depth support to UNICEF for Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E) in 2017 in Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia and in 2021 provided Social Behavior Change to Save the Children in Zimbabwe

Past support to East Africa

IYCF-E (2017)
GNC Technical adviser developed IYCF-E advocacy messages and action framework.

Requester:

UNICEF 

Background: 

Recurrent drought and conflict plagued the East Africa Region for years.  The risks posed children morbidity and mortality, UNICEF and Save the Children conducted a country-level Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency (IYCF-E) capacity mapping assessment for South Sudan, Kenya and Somalia. The results of this capacity mapping assessment helped form a regional IYCF Framework for Action to serve as a guideline for all countries. 

The request: 

A Tech RRT Advisor was requested to facilitate the validation of the outputs from the IYCF-E capacity mapping and framework for action, highlighting common priority areas in the three countries in East Africa.

You can find out more about IYCF-E on our website or submit any questions or technical queries you may have through our request page

Key achievements:  

  • Facilitated validation workshops in Kenya, Somalia South/Central Somalia and South Sudan. 
  • Developed and shared IYCF-E advocacy messages  
  • Developed IYCF action framework for each country to serve as a guide for IYCF programming. 
SBC (2021)
Materials developed by GNC technical alliance in Zimbabwe and South Sudan can help you design your SBC program.

Requester:

Save the Children 

Background:  

Save the children developed a 2019-2021 Country Strategic Plan (CSP) to support its humanitarian and development work in 12 East and Southern African countries. Given the importance of Community engagement and behavior change to implement the plan, Save the children conducted a Nutrition Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) mapping exercise which identified several capacity gaps. For example, countries did not have an SBCC strategy to guide the implementation of SBCC activities, activities were implemented in an ad hoc manner because of untrained staff and countries required capacity building in research and M&E. 

The request: 

Save the Children, being a member of the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), sought technical assistance from GNC Technical Alliance to support prioritized country offices (South Sudan and Zimbabwe) in building their in-country SBCC capacities and programming.  

You can find out more about SBC on our website or submit any questions or technical queries you may have through our request page

Key achievements:  

  • A training report was developed for the training at the regional level and with South Sudan and Zimbabwe teams.  
  • Developed a draft formative research report on Barrier Analysis. 
  • Developed a draft SBCC strategy for Nutrition in South Sudan with roll-out plan, costing indications and MEAL plan  

Resources:

Training in qualitative research methods: barriers analysis 

Sudan,Social and Behavior change communication strategy 

Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy Zimbabwe 

Orientation on Social and Behavior Change in Zimbabwe