Project profile — Support to the SUN Movement as a Global Nutrition Convenor


UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services (41502)
2018-03-28 - 2020-05-06
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (65.00%)
• America, regional (10.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)


• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to better support the health of women and girls in developing countries and to advocate for the importance of more gender-responsive nutrition policies. Launched in 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a renewed effort to eliminate malnutrition based on the principle that everyone has a right to food and good nutrition. There are 60 SUN countries and 3 Indian States working towards the elimination of hunger and malnutrition. Project activities contribute to: (1) promoting a comprehensive approach to the empowerment of women and girls; (2) advocating for an increased international investment in key gap areas such as nutrition; and (3) reaching the most vulnerable with effective nutrition interventions. Global Affairs Canada contributes funding to the SUN Movement Secretariat and the SUN Movement Pooled Fund. The SUN Movement Secretariat (SMS) coordinates member action on nutrition, including advocating for more gender responsive nutrition policies and strengthening country capacity. The SUN Movement Pooled Fund is a source of small grants (in the range of USD $100,000 to USD $150,000 per year) that supports strengthening civil society associations’ participation in national multi-stakeholder platforms to scale up nutrition plans. The Canadian contribution aims to support up to 10 of these small grants for SUN countries.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased capacity of SUN movement stewardship to fulfill their responsibilities to guide the movement; (2) better coordinated contribution of all SUN Movement stakeholders to the broader development agenda to improve its coherence and relevance for nutrition; (3) increased attention by all SUN Countries to the most vulnerable populations, including women and girls, in the policy and budget management cycle; and (4) increased use by all SUN Countries of peer-to-peer exchange on issues related to challenges and opportunities.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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