The 2nd NIPN Annual Dissemination Meeting
Vientiane, February 2021
The maiden Annual NIPN Dissemination meeting was successfully organized on February 10th, 2021 in Vientiane. The meeting brought together about 300 participants from the national and sub-national levels including development partners. The event showcased the remarkable achievements of NIPN since its inception. H.E. Dr. Kikeo Chantaboury, Vice Minister of MPI and Chair of NIPN Advisory Committee; H.E. Ms. Ina Marčiulionytė, EU Ambassador to Lao PDR and Dr. Pia Rebello Britto, Representative, UNICEF Lao PDR co-chaired the event. One of the key highlights of the event was the official launches of the NIPN dashboard and data repository.
Nutrition data quality training for stakeholders
The three days nutrition data quality training was held on the 25 -27 December 2020, the main objectives of the training was to lift up the capacity of the stakeholders on the nutrition data quality assurance to ensure the quality of the data before performing any analysis. The participants were among the member of the data analysis unit from relevant line ministries. The training was also provided initial guidance on data cleaning, basic analysis of anthropometry by using ENA software.
Nutrition Policy Question Formulation training
A three days training on Nutrition Policy Question Formulation took place 14 – 16 December in Vang Vieng. The objective of the training was to introduce the participants to the approach and process when formulating nutrition policy questions, how to formulate nutrition policy questions, finding the right entry point, and use of available data.
Participants were key members of the Policy analysis unit and stakeholders from line ministries engaged in nutrition-related interventions.
The training is part of the capacity need assessment, which was conducted among key stakeholders involved in NIPN in Lao PDR. As a result of the capacity need assessment, the capacity development plan of action developed. Implementation of the capacity development plan of action is one of the main priorities of the NIPN initiative in Lao PDR.