Our Work in Africa: Mali


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The Nutrition Innovation Lab team worked with USAID/Mali to develop a framework for nutrition action under the auspices of USAID Feed the Future in Mali. The aim of the report and activity was to provide USAID/Mali with a clear picture on the landscape of nutrition, health and agriculture activities as well as develop a package of interventions with the Malian context.

Objectives and Scope of Work for the project in Mali: completed in 2012.

1. To understand and identify the mandates and guiding principles of the Feed the Future initiative and the Global Health Initiative within the context of USAID mission in Mali

2. Analyze and map the nutrition landscape in Mali to understand the overlaps and target areas for intervention (nutrition, health and sanitation)

3. Identify vulnerable communities and opportunities for intervention (including in nontraditional sectors such as governance or education)

4. Identify opportunities for linking work in health sector to work in economic growth, rural development and agriculture sectors

5. Align July 2010 report with Nutrition CRSP (now known as Innovation Lab) objectives and determine USAID’s comparative advantage in the area of scientific research, capacity building and program implementation targeting nutrition, health and agriculture

6. Facilitate a consultative process to develop a mission-wide intersectoral nutrition strategy

Building Strategic Capacities to Strengthen the Enabling Environment for Nutrition Policies and Programs in Four African Countries

Authors: David Pelletier; Barnabas Natamba; Dia Sanou; Jackson Tumwine August 2015
Undernutrition has received significant attention at global and national levels in recent years but translating this attention into effective action at the country and district levels poses many challenges. We describe the observed national environments that support and challenge actors in moving national multisectoral nutrition policies and plans forward and how this on-going action research (AR) project seeks to strengthen strategic capacities and leadership in Burkina Faso, Mali, Ethiopia and Uganda.

Mapping Nutrition Landscape in Mali

Authors: Shibani Ghosh; Jeffrey Griffiths November 2011
Over the course of 3 months, Nutrition Innovation Labs-Africa assessed and mapped out existing Nutritional programs and support systems.