Civil Society Organisations in Luang Prabang supported multi-sectoral nutrition learning this week when they co-hosted the Luang Prabang Nutrition Stakeholders’ Learning Workshop from 24-25 February 2021, together with the Luang Prabang Provincial Nutrition Committee.
As part of their support for achieving the National Nutrition Strategy and Plan of Action 2016-2020 (NNSPA), seven organisations representing the Lao Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA Laos) shared their nutrition lessons and successes with the Provincial Nutrition Committee in Luang Prabang.
There were almost 75 participants, including District and Provincial Nutrition Committee representatives, together with staff from INGO and Lao CSOs.
The multi-sectoral nutrition education workshop aimed to bring together government and civil society organizations to share lessons learned from the implementation of nutrition projects, in support of the 22 government nutrition priorities in the NNSPA 2016-2020. It is also an exchange of lessons, experiences and tools used in the implementation of the actual nutrition work, reflecting the good results and the gaps that need to be improved to make the program achieve improved nutrition in communities.
Many SUN CSA organisations presented their lessons including:
• Save the Children in Laos presented about their work and progress in the SCALING project.
• Lao Friends Hospital for Children outlined the achievements of their Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services.
• Friend of PhaTadKae Association (FPTK) presented the lessons they have learnt while integrating nutrition into their agriculture projects.
• Sustainable Development Association in Luang Prabang (SDA) presented the outcomes and recommendations from their nutrition projects.
• Association of Mutual Assistance (AMA) explained their gender that links to nutrition.
• Swiss Red Cross in Laos (SRC) presented the lessons from their maternal health projects.
• World Vision Laos discussed their nutrition project outcomes and lessons.