In Uganda, 29 percent of children under 5 years are stunted; 32 percent of women 15–49 years and 53 percent of children 6–59 months are anaemic; and only 14 percent of children 6–23 months receive a minimum acceptable diet. Improving these nutrition outcomes has great implications for the health and development of Uganda and requires a coordinated, multi-sectoral response.
As the Uganda Vision 2040 acknowledges, nutrition is a key driver of human capital development and inclusive growth. Recognising the complexity of improving the nutrition situation, the Government of Uganda has developed a national multi-sectoral nutrition coordination framework that is outlined in the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan. Implementing the framework requires strong leadership, coordination, collaboration, and buy-in from the various ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), partners, and organizations— from all levels of government—as these groups have varying mandates and different levels of experience in nutrition programming. Nutrition coordination committees are responsible for implementing the coordination framework at the local government level.
The purpose of the Multi-Sectoral Toolkit website is to provide a consolidated source of information for stakeholders implementing multi-sectoral nutrition interventions in Uganda. The tools and resources also can be adapted for use in other countries.
The website was developed using experiences and lessons learned from a two-year initiative to strengthen district nutrition coordination committees (DNCCs) in 10 districts in Uganda. Through the DNCC Initiative’s work with the diverse group of multi-sectoral nutrition stakeholders, an approach to strengthen multi-sectoral nutrition governance and ongoing nutrition activity implementation was developed.
The website has four main sections that contain reference materials and tools to help stakeholders understand and implement the approach as they establish nutrition coordination committees and build capacity in multi-sectoral nutrition programming, all while supporting national coordination efforts. Access these resources by clicking below.
Stakeholder buy-in to multi-sectoral nutrition activities is key. Learn how to advocate for nutrition interventions and orient new nutrition coordination committees on their roles and responsibilities.Access Resources
Multi-sectoral nutrition action requires coordinated planning and adequate funding. Find resources to guide and support the planning and budgeting process.Access Resources
Strengthen capacity of stakeholders from various sectors using sector-specific referencesAccess Resources
Strengthening multi-sectoral nutrition in Uganda is a collaborative undertaking. See who is involved.