Through hosting the Nutrition Coalition in India, Save the Children India is well placed to influence policy and programming with new evidence generated by Transform Nutrition.
Background of the Coalition
The Coalition for Sustainable Nutrition Security in India was formed in 2007. The group is chaired by Professor MS Swaminathan, an internationally recognised and respected leader in the agricultural sciences, food security and nutrition security. Since October 2011, Save the Children India has hosted the Coalition Secretariat after its transition from the USAID supported Vistaar Project, led by Intra Health International.
The Coalition formed a diverse group of experts from government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector. This group was asked to review both the situation in India and the available evidence before preparing a Leadership Agenda for Action (LAA). The purpose of this agenda document is to provide policy and programme leaders with the most effective, evidence-based recommendations to improve nutrition security in India. The immediate focus of the Coalition is on advocating and supporting implementation of the recommendations from the LAA.
Save the Children takes forward the Coalition agenda
Since the Coalition moved to Save the Children in October 2011, it has continued to collaborate with national and state governments, and other partners to take forward the agenda. To find out about how it has done this see the Coalition’s latest newsletter and vist the Coalition’s website.