Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) is a country led global movement to end malnutrition in all its forms. Kenya is among the 61 member countries committed to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. Kenya joined the SUN movement in 2012. The movement in Kenya is structured in to various network with different roles including; the government network, the UN network, the academic network, the business network and the Civil Society Alliance.
Kenya’s SUN Civil Society Alliance (SUN CSA) was set up in October 2013 to ‘Mobilize Civil Societies to Champion Scaling up Nutrition in Kenya. The SUN CSA is registered as a local NGO. This registration as a legal entity in Kenya gives the network the authority and mandate to influence improved nutrition through strategic advocacy, policy engagement and coordination of network members.
An independent and credible voice that influences actions towards improved nutrition at strategic levels in Kenya and beyond.
To influence/advocate for improved nutrition at all levels through strategic advocacy, policy advocacy engagement and coordination of members.
SUN CSA in Kenya has a mandate to mobilize and develop the capacity of civil societies; inform the general public on food and nutrition matters and hold the government accountable. The CSA is part of the global SUN movement and works to empower the youth and women at community level on demand for protective foods.
Good governance and integrity: all stakeholders to transparently and honestly demonstrate the impact of collective action.
Innovative and Creativity: the stakeholders to use innovative, cost effective and more creative ways to deliver quality services.
Equity and Justice: The concept of inclusion and fairness is expected among the members.
Partnership and Participation: The network believes in open multi-stakeholder partnerships that bring proven solutions and interventions to scale and active participation of members
Advocacy on Nutrition at National and County level - to promote scaling up nutrition at national and county level.
Learning, Communication and Information Sharing - to enhance collaboration and linkages between SUN CSA members and partners.
Institutional strengthening and development - to enhance the capacity of SUN CSA to improve on efficiency and effectiveness in executing its mandate.