The previous GNC Strategy (2017-21) had already acknowledged the need to strengthen GNC commitments to key agendas like the Humanitarian Development Nexus, accountability to affected populations and localization. Those commitments have been further detailed and developed in the current strategy (2022-2025).
The GNC strategy for 2022- 2025, underscores the continued commitment by all GNC partners and by UNICEF as Cluster Lead Agency, to ensure quality, rights-based and context-specific nutrition programming and coordination, informed by evidence and innovation. Based on the review, analysis and feedback from our partners, the core of the current strategy is focused on three strategic objectives:
- People – To support countries, UNICEF as a Cluster Lead Agency, and nutrition partners at subnational, national, regional, and global levels to ensure they are adequately staffed and skilled in order to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, situations of fragility.
- Operational & Technical Support – To provide adequate NiE coordination, IM, and programme operational and technical support to ensure that decisions at all levels are guided by timely sound technical advice, while documenting experiences and generating new evidence.
- Enabling Environment – To be a driver of change for: 1) improved collaboration, partnerships, and innovation on nutrition to prepare for, respond to, and recover from, shocks to the nutrition situation at the global, regional, national, and subnational level; and 2) creating a supportive financial and policy environment, both internally and externally, for strengthened technical and coordination capacity for nutrition in situations of fragility.
The Strategy, including the 2022-2025 Advocacy Strategy, have guided the development of a yearly rolling work plan and prioritisation of activities to be implemented.