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European Union, CATIE and SESAN will strengthen the National Nutrition Information Platform in Guatemala

  • National capacities will be strengthened to monitor the evolution of chronic malnutrition and implement multisectoral nutrition policies and programs

To facilitate coordination processes and interinstitutional communication, on December 5, representatives of CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) met with German González, secretary of the Food and Nutrition Security Secretariat (SESAN) to define strategic coordination elements related to the project of National Information Platform on Nutrition-PiNN.

The PiNN Project is executed by CATIE in Guatemala for a period of three years, in close coordination with the SESAN, the National Council for Food and Nutrition Security (CONASAN), the Group of Supporting Institutions (GIA) and the Consultation Instance and Social Participation (INCOPAS), as well as the Global Support Facility (GFS) and the Delegation of the European Union in Guatemala, within the framework of the National Information System on Food and Nutrition Security (SIINSAN).

According to Eduardo Say, coordinator of the CATIE/PiNN project, this initiative aims to strengthen national capacities to monitor the evolution of chronic malnutrition and implement multisectoral nutrition policies and programs that are more cost-effective based on evidence.

Say added that PiNN is initially oriented to the European Union partner countries that are members of the "Scaling Up Nutrition" (SUN) movement, committed to implement evidence-based programs and interventions to improve human nutrition, through the establishment of information platforms that allow the collection and analysis of existing information and data from the different sectors to support the development of multisectoral nutrition policies and programs.

For German González, secretary of SESAN, this project will mean a fundamental contribution in the strengthening of the institution and the National Food and Nutritional Security System (SINASAN), regarding the analysis and interpretation of the indicators that contribute to chronic malnutrition and will allow to adopt measures to reduce their prevalence.




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Eduardo Say
CATIE/PiNN Project Coordinator
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