Dissemination meeting showcases research results of NIPN Project in Huaphan Province

Dec 20, 2023

On 8 December 2023 – a pivot meeting was convened at the Huaphan Governor’s office to disseminate the research findings of the NIPN project. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Phonepadith Sorvanxay, Deputy Director of Huaphan Department of Planning and Investment, Mr. Ousavanh Thiengthepvongsa, Director General of the Socio-economic Policy Research Institute (SPRI), Mr. Vatthana Atanaphone, Programme Manager of the European Union (EU) in the Lao PDR, and Mr. Vilon Viphongxay, Programme Officer of the NIPN project from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Lao PDR.

The main objective of the meeting was to present the outcomes of the research conducted by the NIPN project, and the findings of the study carried out by the NIPN project, specifically highlighting the findings of the four provinces’ provincial household surveys. Huaphan Province stood as one of the four provinces that were actively involved in conducting this comprehensive survey. The presentations provided a nuanced view of the data by addressing both quantitative and qualitative factors.

Simultaneously, the meeting featured various presentations showcasing additional research findings, highlighting the current status of malnutrition, its underlying causes, the Qualitative Assessment on multi-sectoral approach as well as introducing the NIPN website.

The research findings provided have the potential to significantly influence important nutrition-related policies and initiatives in Huaphan Province. It is anticipated that the extensive data presented at this dissemination will provide a basis for identifying critical variables impacting nutrition and developing effective policies to address them.



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