Available budget: 3.5 M€ to support the functioning of the GSF
Project duration: 4 years (July 2015 to July 2019)
Agrinatura EEIG has entrusted Agropolis International to host the Global Support Facility (GSF) for the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative (2015-2019)
A project funded by the European Commission, DG DEVCO
The National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN) initiative is part of an ambitious programme launched by the European Commission (EC) to fight malnutrition in the developing countries affected by this burden, with the objective of contributing to the global reduction in the incidence of stunting in alignment with target set for 2025 by the World Health Assembly and in support of the commitments of the EU Nutrition Action Plan.
Through this programme, the EC will support the establishment of National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPNs) in several developing countries in Africa and Asia having expressed interest in embarking in such a programme. The NIPN initiative is conceived as an approach to assist countries to strengthen their capacity to make the best use of existing national nutrition information, enabling them to make informed decisions about nutrition actions through efficient policies, programmes and resource allocation.
The EC has entrusted the Agrinatura EEIG (a consortium of major European universities and research centres involved in agricultural higher education and research for development) to run the Global Support Facility (GSF) in charge of fostering the implementation of NIPN in the pilot countries. Upon request from CIRAD and IRD, Agropolis International has been assigned by the Agrinatura EEIG to host the GSF on its premises and ensure its technical and financial management.
Web site of the NIPN project >> www.nipn-nutrition-platforms.org/
Updated on 7/06/16
Extrait du site http://www.agropolis.fr/project-management/NIPN-project.php