SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF KENYA

SCALING UP NUTRITION YOUTH NETWORK PROJECT

SUN Youth Network is a platform that convenes, coordinates and builds capacity of the youth, youth-led and youth-serving organizations to drive the nutrition and food security agenda, for Kenya to be free from malnutrition in all its forms in line with Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development ,agenda 2063 and Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) priorities.

OAY under the Kenya Youth SUN Network seeks to partnerships to scale up a youth coordinated Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) platform under Kenya Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance to advocate for better nutrition, capacity build young champions in every sector, run demonstration projects and drive accountability and resources allocation.

Through financial and technical support, we seek to create a robust a platform for coordinated adolescents and youth engagement in nutrition and food security agenda in Kenya. We believe that tapping on the youth and youth organizations networks and skills will accelerate their meaningful involvement in prevention of malnutrition which could be further advance in later stages of lives. Enhancing nutrition knowledge in the youth organizations that seek to reach, access and serve young people, in their diversity, will enhance the ability of such organizations to apply effective strategies for the diverse nutrition and food security needs and situations of those young people.

Project Goal

To provide a platform for meaningful adolescent and youth engagement in the implementation ofyouth-focused nutrition and food security issues in line with the SUN strategy 2021-2025 and related engagements

Project Objective

To support institutionalization of Kenya: Scaling up Nutrition Youth Network to ;

  • Coordinate youth, youth-led, and youth-serving organizations to meaningfully advocate for and drive the nutrition and food security agenda in line with Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Enhance the capacity of youth, Youth-led, and youth-serving organizations on the nutrition agenda and promote learning at different levels.
  • Promote and amplify youth innovations and social enterprises contributing to improved food systems.
  • Promote healthy habits and well-being among the youth.
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Project Outcomes

Prevention of Malnutrition

Tap on the youth and youth organizations networks and skills to accelerate their meaningful involvement in prevention of malnutrition

Nutrition Knowledge

Enhanced nutrition knowledge in the youth organizations that seek to reach, access and serve young people, in their diversity

Wellbeing

Evidence of healthy habits and well-being among the youth

Ongoing work under this program include;

Learning and capacity development

Expose the young people to community engagement, communication and leadership skills as part of OAY’s volunteer policy.

Kenya Youth Scaling Up Nutrition Network

Institutionalization of Kenya Youth Scaling Up Nutrition Network with the support of Kenya SUN Secretariat, State Department of Gender and Global Financial Facility CSOs Hub.

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Past Activities

Youth Engagement in Nutrition
Promoting Youth Engagement In Nutrition in Nyamira, Kisumu, Bungoma , Kisii , Homa Bay, Kakamega and Nairobi Counties
Covid-19 Health Literacy
Strategic and Effective Communication on COVID-19: Causes, impacts, prevention (masking and psychical/social distance) and linkages to opportunities and referrals
Covid-19 Nutrition Management and Immunity Boost
hare the right information from MoH on COVID-19 and nutrition and adaptation of locally available foods for balanced diet and immunity boost. The nutritionists use the locally available recipes/menu as the guide
Information Gathering
The SUN Youth Ambassadors to crowd source content on impact of COVID-19 to be curated for digital story boarding as part of storytelling , learning and documentation

ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR;

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Contribution to SDGs

Goal 1
No Poverty
Goal 2
Zero Hunger
Goal 3
Good Health and Wellbeing