ABOUT Somaliland SUN

Our History

Before the SUN Movement was launched, there had been growing global recognition of the problems of undernutrition, and concern that the international system was failing to deal with it effectively. Across 2008 and 2009 a spike in global food prices and the global financial crisis sparked global concerns for the world’s poorest populations and shed light on the cost of hunger and malnutrition. The High-Level Task Force on Food and Nutrition Security was established by the UN Secretary-General in 2008 and in the same year, the Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition provided a new evidence base for action on nutrition. It highlighted the high personal and economic costs of stunting and criticised the failure of a “fragmented and dysfunctional” international architecture to deal with it.
A renewed media and policy interest combined with the 2008 Copenhagen Consensus – which concluded that nutrition interventions were among the most cost-effective in development – were drivers towards the rise of the SUN Movement.

Our Vision

A well-nourished population that effectively contributes to the development, economic growth and prosperity of Somaliland.

Our networks

  • Civil society network
  • Business network
  • Government network
  • Academia network
  • Donor network

Our Misson

Create a favorable and an enabling environment for the effective delivery of nutrition-specific and nutrition sensitive interventions and services that guarantee the nutritional well-being of the entire population through the life cycle, giving special attention to pregnant and lactating women, infants and young children, school age children in particular adolescent girls, elderly and other vulnerable groups.

About US

The Champion Office for SUN Movement

The Champion Office for SUN Movement Office will provide oversight, strategic leadership, policy direction, coordination, resource mobilization, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation of the national nutrition response. The office will specifically be responsible for

  • Undertaking high level advocacy;
  • Spearheading the mainstreaming and integration of nutrition in the national development agenda, sectorial policies, programs, and outreach services;
  • Ensuring the implementation of the roadmap by sectors and other stakeholders on the basis of the defined mandates;
  • Tracking sectors’ performance and ensuring accountability
  • Resource mobilization and tracking.