In 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement was launched to assist nationwide management and collective motion to scale up vitamin. As of October 2021, a complete of 65 international locations and 4 Indian States had signed as much as the SUN Movement. The SUN Business Network (SBN) that grew out of the Movement is among the 4 world networks that helps SUN international locations (together with the UN, Civil Society and Donor Networks). The SBN is co-convened by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). It is additional supported by a world secretariat based mostly in London.
The SBN goals to cut back malnutrition in all its types via participating and mobilizing companies to behave, make investments and innovate in accountable and sustainable actions and operations to enhance vitamin. The SBN supplies a impartial platform to dealer partnerships and collaboration between companies and all actors on vitamin by way of the SUN Movement at a nationwide, regional and world degree. Since its inception, the SBN has helped small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya’s meals system enhance their positions throughout the agri-value chain, launched an city meals system innovation problem in Bangladesh, and supported the meals trade in addressing gender-based inequality in Nigeria, amongst many different successes.
Over the previous six years, 13 nationwide SBNs have developed within the Asia area to harness the facility of enterprise to enhance vitamin, and 4 further international locations are assessing the potential to ascertain a Network. Within this area, the non-public sector is the engine behind many fast-growing nationwide economies.
In December 2020, the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Strategy 3.0 (2021-2025) was permitted by the SUN Movement Lead Group and is presently being operationalized by SUN international locations at a nationwide degree . An SBN 3.0 Strategy has been additionally developed; this Roadmap is aligned to the Strategy.
The objective of this doc is to supply a Strategic Roadmap to assist the development of SUN Business Networks within the Asia area, with the general goal of accelerating engagement of the non-public sector in vitamin .
The Roadmap articulates the way in which ahead to have interaction the non-public sector and develop SBNs in Asia at nation and regional ranges, together with via the institution of a regional platform/ coordination mechanism to assist nationwide SBNs and establish alternatives with key regional gamers. It outlines how vitamin tendencies and evolving markets create alternatives for simpler engagement with the non-public sector, via SBN, within the area.
This doc supplies a quick overview of key findings obtained throughout in depth consultations with numerous SBN coordinators and members, together with insights on the challenges and alternatives SBNs face and potential actions that may assist their progress and deepen their engagement with the non-public sector. It additionally describes further alternatives for personal sector engagement on the regional degree, together with strategic alignment with current non-public sector-led coalitions and consortia such because the UN Global Compact . Although nationwide SBNs are autonomous networks with agendas pushed by nationwide vitamin priorities, this doc recommends the institution of a regional platform to assist facilitate implementation of the Roadmap and assist nationwide SBNs extra successfully