The Vientiane Province Nutrition Stakeholders’ Learning Workshop was held from 25-26 February 2021, co-hosted by GDA and Caritas 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 Vientiane Province.
There were more than 70 participants, including District Nutrition Committee representatives from 11 districts 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.
Congratulation to GDA and Caritas together with Department of Public Health in Vientiane Province hosting this Learning Workshop, which funded by EU through CB4N project under Plan International Laos. The meeting was successful; there was group discussion base on 4 sectors such as Public Health, Education, Agriculture and Women’s Union, so that the meeting can identify the problems, barrier/obstacles, Challenges and directions for resolution. Many SUN CSA organisations presented their lessons including: Gender Development Association (GDA), Caritas Luxembourg in Lao PDR, Aid Children with Disability Assosiation(ACDA), SAEDA LAO, ARMI and Aide et Action Laos. Other organisations and development partners participated and contribute to the discussion including: European Union in Laos, Plan International Laos, MHP LAOS and PFHA – Promotion of Family Health Association.